Randall S. Carmel

Randall S. CarmelSince graduating from the New England School of Law in 1986, Randy has dedicated the majority of his legal career to advocating for indigent children and families in New York City. Prior to law school, Randy received a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Alfred University in 1980. While at Alfred, Randy received the university’s Faculty Award for Top Student in Economics. Before accepting a job at his family’s real estate development corporation, Randy chose to spend his first year after college abroad in Bucaramanga, Colombia teaching mathematics at a bilingual school. Upon his return from Colombia, Randy spent two years working for the family business. Randy then decided to follow his passion for working with underserved populations and enrolled in law school in 1983. During his three years of law school, Randy worked for the Massachusetts Advocacy Center representing children with special needs in federal court.

Randy moved to New York City after graduating law school in 1986 and began working for The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division, as a trial attorney for children in abuse, neglect, and delinquency proceedings during the height of the crack/aids epidemic. After three years with the Legal Aid Society Randy left to join a private law firm which specialized in litigating adoption, custody, and termination of parental rights proceedings on behalf of non-profit foster care agencies in New York City.

In 2000 Randy gave up his partnership in the firm and moved to Keene, New Hampshire in order to spend more time with his children and to send them to the Monadnock Waldorf School. Since moving to Keene Randy has focused his law practice on appellate work representing low income minority children and families in New York City. He also works closely with his father in the family’s real estate business.

Randy has served as President of the Board of Directors of Sophia’s Hearth Family Center, a non-profit early childhood teaching center in Keene, from 2001-2003. He is actively involved in Congregation Avahas Achim, having served as Vice President from 2003-2006 and President from 2006-2009. He also served as a member of the Board of Visitors of Antioch University New England from 2004-2008 and is a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Children and the Law.