John Paul Carroll received his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago while working as a detective in the Chicago Police Department in the elite Homicide/ Sex unit.
His work with the Chicago Police Department began as a uniformed officer and resulted in a promotion to detective after just two years. Initially assigned to the Intelligence Section, Mr. Carroll was soon loaned out to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration where he served as an undercover narcotics agent making buys of cocaine and heroin in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
After finishing his law degree, Mr. Carroll took a leave of absence from the police department and accepted a position as a Cook County Assistant State’s attorney, prosecuting criminals in Chicago. Ultimately he formed his own law firm specializing in criminal defense and major personal injury cases. In Connecticut, while his wife completed her medical residency at Yale, he was appointed by the State to be a Special Public Defender for serious felony cases.
In seven of his personal injury cases he secured settlements in excess of 1 million dollars. His largest court award was for $12,000,000, awarded in a personal injury case.He holds a private detective license in Illinois (#115-000883) and is a member of the Bar in Illinois and Connecticut. He has both U.S. and Irish citizenship, and is conversant in Spanish.