Watertown, CT, Hawthorne, NY
(914) 586-7049


Civil Rights

Commercial Litigation

Premises Liability

Professional Liability

J. Patrick Carley, III


Patrick provides seasoned representation, candid counsel, and exceptional written and oral advocacy across multiple practice areas, including professional liability, civil rights, premises liability, and commercial litigation.

Meticulous and thorough preparation, strategic yet practical guidance, and the talent to advance his clients’ interests through exceptional written and oral advocacy – these are the calling cards of Patrick Carley’s practice. Clients reap the benefits of Patrick’s extensive experience and personal commitment as he works to anticipate and limit risks, obtain positive results, and provide candid and actionable counsel.

With an approach that emphasizes efficiency while not sacrificing quality or effectiveness, Patrick provides seasoned representation across multiple practice areas, including professional liability, civil rights, premises liability, and commercial litigation.

Patrick represents attorneys and insurance agents/brokers in all phases of litigation and defends municipal police departments in federal civil rights. Patrick has also defended school districts and religious institutions in negligence claims and has significant experience as a commercial litigator, representing corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of contract and business tort claims. Whether a case calls for litigation or alternative dispute resolution, Patrick always remains focused on successfully eliminating or minimizing his client’s liability and exposure.

Patrick attended Muhlenberg College before earning his law degree cum laude from Pace University School of Law. A fan of several sports teams which perennially disappoint, he enjoys spending his time away from work with his family and friends.


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • International Law Certificate, received May 2004
    • Editor-in-Chief, Pace Environmental Law Review, Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Jared Rosner Memorial Fund

Noteworthy Decisions

  • Hinnant v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, No. 16-13252, 2019 WL 2030502 (2d Dep’t 2019)
  • Tolentino v. City of Yonkers, NO. 15-5894, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162392 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 2, 2017)
  • Fulton v. Hankin & Mazel, PLLC, 132 A.D.3d 806 (2d Dep’t 2015)