Justice Edward McCarty served for 14 years as a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney specializing in homicide prosecutions. He became a District Court Judge in 1985 and in 1991 was elected to the New York State Supreme Court. He continues to serve on the New York State Supreme Court where he specializes in complex litigation and medical malpractice cases.
Judge McCarty also has enjoyed varied international and national legal experiences. In 1990 the Judge was an Assistant Mission Director for the Department of Defense in providing humanitarian support to Afghan refugees in Pakistan. In March of 1991 he assisted in the restoration of legal services in Kuwait. He has also provided legal restoration services in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Haiti. He is a contributor to the American Bar Association’s Central Eastern European Legal Initiative and in 2005 he spent a month providing hurricane relief in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2008 he was a participant in the Sir Richard May International Law Seminar at The Hague in Holland.
In addition to Judge McCarty’s activities at the Hofstra Law School he also has had faculty appointments at the Widner School of Law, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the New York State Judicial Institute, St. John’s University and West Point.
Judge McCarty is a retired Colonel from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army. His significant military awards include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star which was awarded to him in Kuwait for assisting in saving the life of an Iraqi soldier who was about to be lynched by a mob of Kuwait citizens.