Michael G. McCartin

Michael G. McCartin

Mr. McCartin has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, and he has handled dozens of federal jury trials, garnering a phenomenal win rate.


Mr. McCartin has served as a JAG in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California, a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C, and an Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General’s Office in Albany, New York. In his last several years with the Attorney General’s Office, before his retirement, Mr. McCartin held the title of Special Counsel for Corrections. In that position, he coordinated all matters centering on the Litigation Bureau’s largest client agency, the N.Y.S. Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

In the U.S. Navy, Mr. McCartin received the Navy Achievement Medal, and later the even more distinguished Navy Commendation Medal, for his “steadfast resolve”, his “inspirational leadership”, and his “unremitting devotion to duty.” Later, at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. McCartin was recognized for his “extraordinary work” in litigation and his “exemplary service” to the DOJ. Then, at the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. McCartin received three Louis J. Lefkowitz Awards, the highest-prized award in an Office of more than 700 lawyers, and he was also presented with two more commendations for “ceaseless dedication” to the people of New York. One of his Lefkowitz awards resulted from his coordination of the Attorney General’s opposition to dozens and dozens of inmate attempts to get out of prison as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. McCartin has tried nearly 40 jury trials in Federal district court, prevailing in all but three trial verdicts.  (The three adverse trial verdicts totaled a loss of less than $50,000 combined, even including all costs and attorneys’ fees.)

Mr. McCartin is a Roman Catholic and a proud member of Saint Anthony’s parish in Troy, New York, and he also loves to frequent his favorite place, the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He’s enthusiastic about fishing for King Salmon and Largemouth Bass, and he enjoys reading about physics and science during his free time.

Lastly, but most importantly, Mr. McCartin is the proud father of two hard-working sons, John and Michael, with whom he loves to go fishing.


Michael at the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York, many years ago.

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