Five TCORS Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

Tobin, Carberry, O’Malley, Riley & Selinger, P.C. of New London, Connecticut is pleased to announce that two Partners have been recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022. Three additional partners were also included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Robert D. Tobin was recognized for his work in Native American and Gaming Law. Thomas J. Riley was recognized for his work in Employment Law-Individuals. Both attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers for over 15 years.

Partners Kristin L. Wainright, William R. Sweeney and Emily R. Casey were recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States during the early years of their careers. Attorney Wainright was recognized for her work in Banking and Finance Law. Attorney Sweeney was recognized for his work in Land Use and Zoning. Attorney Casey was recognized for her work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.

About The Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers has published their list for nearly four decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Best Lawyers lists have been complied by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on their lists.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© are vetted through an extensive nomination process.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Awards for both lists are based on 77 areas of expertise including Administrative/Regulatory Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense, Elder Law, Health Care Law, Patent Law, Public Finance Law, to name a few.

Profiles of TCORS’ Best Lawyers®

Robert D. Tobin

Attorney Tobin joined the Firm in 1968 and became a partner in 1970. His involvement in a number of prominent cases at both the State and Federal level during this time helped to expand the Firm’s litigation practice. Today, he practices extensively in the areas of corporate, commercial, gaming and Indian law, appellate, personal injury and wrongful death and general litigation. Attorney Tobin has lectured before the Connecticut Bar Association and is a Connecticut Superior Court Trial Referee.

Attorney Tobin’s practice areas include: Commercial Litigation, Business Transactions, Gaming Law, Real Estate Transactions, Medicaid Revenue Recovery, Medicaid Audit & Compliance Services, Workers’ Compensation Revenue Recovery, Tax Matters and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Thomas J. Riley

Before joining the Firm in 1986, Attorney Riley served as a trial attorney in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He has handled numerous employment matters before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and before both the State and Federal Departments of Labor. He has also litigated before other State and Federal agencies, including the Supreme and Superior Courts of the State of Connecticut and the Federal courts.

Attorney Riley has represented clients in a wide variety of other complex litigation matters, including appeals, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Court, and the Connecticut Supreme, Appellate and Superior Courts and before agencies, such as the Connecticut Department of Social services, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Attorney Riley practices primarily in the areas of Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Appeals, Medicaid Recovery, Workers’ Compensation Revenue Recovery and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Profiles of TCORS’ Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Kristin L. Wainright

Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Wainright practiced with the international law firm of Dechert LLP, where she represented borrowers, investors, lenders and servicers in real estate financings, loan work-outs, and real estate investments. Attorney Wainright grew up in Norwich and returned to Southeastern Connecticut to join TCORS in 2010. She was named a Partner in 2014 and became the Managing Partner of the firm in 2019. At TCORS, Attorney Wainright represents local businesses, banks, municipalities and institutions in a variety of finance, corporate and real estate transactions.

Attorney Wainright practices primarily in the areas of Banking, Public Finance, Corporate Finance & Securities, Real Estate Transactions, Business Organizations and Non-Profits.

William R. Sweeney

Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Attorney Sweeney was a municipal land use and environmental planner for the City of Norwich, Connecticut and served as a team leader for the city’s aggressive redevelopment efforts. He joined the firm as an Associate in 2009 and became a Partner of the Firm in 2014. Currently, Attorney Sweeney advises companies and developers on major development projects and other commercial matters. In addition, he represents clients in proceedings before various regulatory agencies involving zoning and land use, wetlands and environmental, gaming and liquor licensing issues.

Attorney Sweeney practices primarily in the areas of Zoning & Land Use, Environmental, Real Estate Transactions, Liquor Licensing, Gaming Law, Business Organizations and Public Utilities.

Emily R. Casey

Before joining the firm, Attorney Casey worked as a consultant for Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security (ICE/HSI) in connection with a criminal investigation involving a suspected illicit antiquities dealer. From 2004 to 2009, she was a contract archaeologist and worked as a crew chief for a cultural resource management firm. She was named Partner of the firm in 2021. Attorney Casey now represents numerous hospitals and medical providers on revenue recovery and workers’ compensation issues.

Attorney Casey practices primarily in the areas of Workers’ Compensation Revenue Recovery, Medicaid Revenue Recovery, Intellectual Property and Cultural Property.


Since its founding in 1963, the Firm of Tobin, Carberry, O’Malley, Riley & Selinger, P.C. has grown to include 7 attorneys, each dedicated to providing quality legal counseling to our clients. Each member of our Firm adds value to our organization through our diverse professional backgrounds and through our individual practice concentrations. This approach allows us to offer our clients thorough, all-encompassing legal services.

TCORS strives to meet our clients’ legal needs by capitalizing on and drawing from each of our strengths, both individually and collectively as a team. Together, we are able to offer our clients a comprehensive approach to the handling of our clients’ legal matters.

We serve our clients efficiently and effectively in a wide array of legal areas, ranging from business transactions to criminal defense, personal injury litigation to estate and tax planning, intellectual property, patent to zoning and land use in State and Federal courts, and before local, state and regulatory agencies.