Norwich resident and community leader Glenn Carberry recently announced his retirement from active practice after forty years of work for the New London-based Law Firm of Tobin, Carberry, O’Malley, Riley, and Selinger, P.C.
Glenn joined the firm in 1982 after working as an associate for the international law firm of Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. He became a partner at TCORS in 1984 and served as the managing partner for thirty-five years. He worked primarily in the areas of land use, public utilities, and business services, acting as Connecticut counsel for national telecommunications companies, developers, and business firms.
Attorney Carberry was widely recognized for his legal excellence by leading rating services. He received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, was listed for fifteen years in published editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Land Use and Zoning Law, and was named a Connecticut Super Lawyer in the practice area of Public Utilities.
“We will miss Glenn’s many contributions to our firm and the legal community as he transitions to retirement,” said Managing Partner Kristin Wainright. “He was a leader in building our firm’s practice and in recruiting a new generation of TCORS attorneys to continue serving our clients. It is no surprise that the Connecticut Law Tribune named him Best Mentor in 2020 at its annual awards dinner. It has been a privilege to work with him and we wish him the best in this new stage of life.”
Glenn graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1972 where he received the Silverman Scholar-Athlete Award. He then graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Gettysburg College in 1976, with department honors in political science. In 1979, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was the Comment Editor of the Law Review.
Active in the community as President of the NFA Foundation and as a board member or leader of many other organizations, Glenn is an advocate for people with autism. Glenn was a candidate to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988. He was also principally responsible for bringing minor league baseball to Southeastern Connecticut and arranging for the construction of Dodd Stadium in Norwich. As a result of his community efforts, Glenn was named the Citizen of the Year by the Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce in 1995 and received the William Crawford Distinguished Service Award from the Eastern Connecticut Chamber in 1996.
Attorney Carberry said: “I have been fortunate to work with a team of outstanding lawyers and dedicated staff at TCORS. It is rare in legal practice to find partners who can stay together for decades, enjoy each other’s company, and thrive as a business. The one thing I am the most pleased about is to see many young people I have known and helped mentor grow into exceptional people, and provide leadership in government, business, and community organizations.”
Glenn developed a special interest in travel over the years and spent long hours planning family trips and studying the history and culture of various places. After writing about travel for The Day newspaper and publishing the travel book EPIC Destinations, he launched the travel website “The Traveling American”– www.thetravelingamerican.com in 2021. It reports on his experiences over the past 20 years traveling to more than 60 countries and visiting numerous World Heritage sites. He is looking forward to dedicating more time to his writing and exploring new places with his family.