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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas P. Carmody  

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Born: 1932 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Carmody was born in Chicago. He was raised in the small Illinois town of Carlinville, the County Sea of Macoupin County. He is a graduate of Carlinville High School and Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carmody gradutated from the University of Notre Dame School of Law and began practicing law in Carlinville in November 1957. He was appointed as Assistant State’s Attorney in 1960, elected as State’s Attorney of Macoupin County in 1964, and re-elected in 1968. He declined a third term, and returned to the private practice of law in January of 1973; he joined the law firm of Phelps, Russell, Carmody & Kasten in May of that year, and remained there for 17 years. He was elected as Circuit Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit in 1990. The area which encompasses the six-county circuit includes the counties of Sangamon, Macoupin, Morgan, Jersey, Greene and Scott.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

May It Please The Court?: Tales of a Small-Town Lawyer
ISBN: 1412084644

Trafford Publishing. 2006

Three jury trials in one book: A Voice In The Darkness - a rape case

Don't Fence Us In - an escape from jail case

and Misplaced Trust - a will contest case.


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