Anthony J. Carpinello was
appointed to the Third Department on June 25, 1996. A native of East
Greenbush in Rensselaer County, he graduated from Union College in 1970
and from Albany Law School in 1973. Justice Carpinello was elected
to the Supreme Court in 1994, after serving two years as an East Greenbush
Town Justice. Prior to that, he was a Rensselaer County Legislator
for eight years and an East Greenbush Town Councilman for seven years.
Carpinello was a law clerk for the Third Department from 1973 to 1974.
Upon completion of his clerkship, he entered private practice in Albany
where he specialized in commercial litigation for 20 years.