Prior to his beginning his legal career, Todd attended the highly competitive United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, later electing to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Syracuse University (’00). After graduating from Syracuse, Todd worked several years as a civil engineer in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley before ultimately deciding to pursue a career in the law and eventually graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. As much as he loved San Diego (and still does!), the distance from family was difficult to maintain and Todd returned to his home state of New York to be closer to family and establish his legal career.
Since Todd’s admission to the practice of law in New York, he has built an extensive and successful Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Criminal Defense practice, obtaining invaluable defense and trial experience representing clients charged with everything from low-level violation and misdemeanor offenses up to the most serious class A felonies.
Upon realizing the degree to which many practice areas overlap, Todd has also developed significant experience over the years representing clients in family law, matrimonial/divorce matters, and in the purchase and sale of residential real estate to ensure that all Carpenter Law clients receive as complete a spectrum of legal services as they may require.
Todd’s commitment to his clients, diligence in protecting their rights, exceptional work product, and desire to continuously learn and grow as a professional have helped establish his reputation among clients, peers, opposing counsel and judges alike as one the areas most respected members of the DWI and Criminal Defense bars, resulting in multiple invitations from the Dutchess County Bar Association to lecture and educate other attorneys on both topics.
In 2018, Todd was honored to team up with esteemed former Senior Assistant District Attorney Jessica Z. Segal, Esq., as Of Counsel to Carpenter Law. Todd and Jessica both work diligently to advance the mission of Carpenter Law by providing exceptional legal representation and customer service to all our clients and potential clients.
Todd is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York, as well as the federal jurisdictions of the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York and has practiced law throughout the entire Hudson Valley and all five boroughs of New York City. He is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense.