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I take pride in not only providing the best legal representation for all of my clients, but also in getting to know them on a personal level and creating more than just a basic “attorney-client” relationship. Whatever type of legal matter you need assistance with, it is undoubtedly a personal matter to you, which makes it personal for me, too. 

In a relatively short period of time I have established a reputation in the Hudson Valley legal community as an honest, effective and civil advocate for his clients. My knowledge and experience in DWI Defense has provided me with multiple opportunities to lecture at various Continuing Legal Education events where I instruct and advises other practicing attorneys in the art and science of DWI Defense.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    9 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    9 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron Gershon Baily

    Ive known Todd for approximately 7 years. Todd is a well respected member of the bar with an excellent reputation as a highly competent, zealous advocate for his clients.


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NYCurrently registered 200707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCatalano & Carpenter LLP2014 - Present
OwnerTodd W. Carpenter, Attorney at Law2012 - 2014
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Jonna M. Spilbor, PLLC2009 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2015 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
A-II Felony - Predatory Sexual AssaultClient permitted to enter Francobandera plea and sentenced to 15 years.
Felony DWI, Felony AUO and VOPEntered guilty plea to AUO 1st and probation revoked, sentenced to 6 months concurrent.
Misdemeanor DWI - Jury TrialClient convicted the reduced offense of DWAI (a violation, not a criminal conviction) after jury trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Syracuse UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLERepresenting the Impaired Client: DWI and DWAI2015
2014 DWI Update CLEDWI2014