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Friday, September 20, 2019

Carroll announces candidacy for DA

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the enthusiastic support of the 9-12 Project of the Lehigh Valley and encouragement from activists from across Northampton County, sole practitioner Thomas Carroll has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Northampton County.

Carroll began his legal career in 1989 as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he served on various units, ending by being the chief juvenile prosecutor before starting a private practice.

In 2005, he was hired by current Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli to be his chief juvenile prosecutor. Carroll is currently a sole practitioner criminal defense attorney who has handled thousands of cases in 18 Pennsylvania counties over the last 30 years.

With Morganelli’s announcement that, for the first time in 28 years, he will not be running for re-election for district attorney, Carroll said he believes his 30 years of experience in criminal law and having been both a defense attorney and a prosecutor handling thousands of cases throughout Pennsylvania make him uniquely qualified to take on this position.

Carroll has handled many high-profile cases, including numerous homicide cases as both a defense attorney and as a prosecutor.

“I have great respect for our law enforcement, having rallied in support of the police many times over the last few years. I respect the rule of law and the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions.” Carroll said. “The role of the district attorney is multifaceted, and protecting victims is the most vital function. The rules of ethics require that the DA has the responsibility of a minister of justice and not simply that of an advocate. This requires a respect for individual rights and the dignity of all citizens, including victims, the accused and law enforcement agents.”

For more information on Carroll’s campaign, visit tomcarrollforda.com.