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505
Federal Court Cases
149
State & Federal Appeals
74
Years Experience
1500
State Court Cases

EXPERIENCE – THOMAS CARVER

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Thomas Carver has practiced law for over 43 years and has represented nearly 300 clients in federal criminal cases. His portfolio includes representing defendants in a number of capital murder prosecutions to sophisticated white-collar criminal indictments to drug and sex offenses. The firm’s trial practice encompasses litigation in all of the counties of southern and southwest Missouri as well as in the federal district courts of Kansas, and Western and Eastern Missouri.

Thomas Carver has petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review of lower appellate court decisions on numerous occasions and has argued cases in the Missouri Supreme Court, the United States Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals on several occasions. Overall, he has represented clients in no fewer than 70 appeals in state and federal courts. Many lawyers spend their entire professional career without representing a client in an appeal. Participating in over 70 appeals speaks to his expertise and the trust that clients place in him. Thomas Carver is a recipient of the Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Excellence and for many years has been named to the annual listings of Best Lawyers in America and Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers. On two occasions, 2013 and 2015, he was named lawyer of the year in southwest Missouri in the area of white collar criminal defense.

Tom Carver is on the board of directors of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA). He is also a past president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and early in his career was twice elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

EDUCATION

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • J.D. – 1973
  • University of Arkansas
    • B.S. – 1970
    • Major: Political Science

PUBLISHED WORKS

Thomas Carver – Criminal Law -Sentencing, Missouri Bar, 1994

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Robert Duncan Award for Appellate Excellence, 2003 – Present
  • Past President, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001 – Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association – Board of Directors
  • AV Preeminent 2016

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Ensured we kept the business

★★★★★
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Our family hired Mr. Carver for an issue regarding fraud and our business. One of our ex-employees had been opening up credit accounts without our knowledge. It was terrible for our credit and hurt the business. We were accused of fraud, it was an experience I never want to go through again. Mr. Carver helped us through this difficult period and ensured we kept the business. I can't thank him and his colleagues enough for their help, we truly appreciate it!

One of the best attorneys I know

★★★★★
5 5 1
Tom is one of the best attorneys I know. He has a great legal mind and is very helpful to all of us who are not as blessed. Every time I have asked him for help, he was willing to help me and has always provided great guidance. If I ever need a criminal defense or appellate attorney, he will be on the top of my list of attorneys to call.

Highly recommend

★★★★★
5 5 1
Tom is an excellent criminal attorney and I would highly recommend him for all criminal matters, from DUI and other small matters up to blood and guts crimes and white collar crime allegations.

Experienced advocate and formidable litigator

★★★★★
5 5 1
Tom is well-known in the legal community as an experienced advocate and formidable litigator. I have witnessed and, as an occasional opponent, experienced Tom's skills in court.

Thank you again

★★★★★
5 5 1
I just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work in my case. You have been a tremendous help in getting my life back on track. If someone I know finds themselves in a similar predicament as I did, I would most certainly refer them to you.

Made us confident and comfortable

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5 5 1
We realize this is your chosen profession and you obviously excel at it. You took a heartbreaking and very scary situation and made us feel confident and comfortable that we were doing all we could to make things right, and that is a true talent that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for.

Excellent Attorney

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent attorney.
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