Joe Carey has many years of experience in large loss property litigation and investigation. His practice has a particular emphasis on fire/explosion-related claims and issues. He regularly advises clients, including product manufacturers and property insurance companies, on matters involving direct loss by fire and/or explosion and spread issues stemming from the failure to conform to codes, design flaws, suppression system deficits, and alarm failures. He has tried numerous subrogation, arson, fraud, and other property-related cases. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Carey has extensive experience in developing and conducting investigations in both the civil and criminal areas.
Mr. Carey has hands-on experience coordinating the investigation of large property losses throughout the United States. He has assembled teams of forensic experts, origin and cause investigators, engineers, metallurgists, combustion scientists, and fire protection specialists to analyze and determine the root cause of large losses.
Mr. Carey served as the chief assistant district attorney for Schenectady County, New York, from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, he was appointed assistant deputy attorney general with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force. He served in that position until 1985. While with the Organized Crime Task Force, he supervised and coordinated the work of investigators, accountants, and intelligence analysts during the course of complex investigations of organized crime and official corruption. He has addressed professional, industry, and law enforcement groups on a variety of fire/explosion-related issues.