Honors & Results


Recipient                     The St. Thomas More Award                           2014
The Organizers of the Great Irish Fair of New York presented Mr. Tormey with the coveted, 2014 St. Thomas More Award. The award is given in honor of St. Thomas More, the brilliant author, Chancellor and head of the English Judiciary, who was beheaded by King Henry VIII in 1535 for refusing to compromise his Catholic principles and bow to the wishes of the king. St. Thomas More is the patron saint of lawyers and this award is presented to that lawyer who best exemplifies the qualities and values of St. Thomas More. See, http://www.thetablet.org/great-irish-fair-2014-thomas-tormey.

President        The Staten Island Trial Lawyers Association               2009-2011
Founded in 1965, the mission of this fine organization is to foster ethics, education and good will among Staten Island lawyers and to protect the rights and civil liberties of the Staten Island community in a fair, respectable and competent manner. In 2009, Tom Tormey was elected the president of this fine organization.

Bureau Chief     Special Investigations Bureau – Special Narcotics     1986 – 1990
Prosecutor for the City of New York -Manhattan District Attorney
The Special Investigations Unit is a bureau of elite prosecutors handling long range, complex investigations and prosecutions of major narcotics violators.  The offenders being investigated and prosecuted were international, national and local narcotics dealers who were involved in the manufacturing and distribution large quantities of narcotics.  Mr. Tormey, as Bureau Chief, was responsible for the running of the bureau, lending assistance to attorneys in his bureau, making critical decisions on all cases as well as trying cases that he and others had worked on.


Below are listed a few of Mr. Tormey’s past cases.  For more information on the case outcomes, click on the “DETAILS” links provided.

Criminal Cases

Organized Crime / RICO  |  United States v *name deleted* and others  | Verdict-Not Guilty

Arson  |  People v *name deleted* |  Verdict – Case Dismissed

DWI  |  People v *name deleted* |  Verdict – Charges Reduced

Civil Cases

Personal Injury  |  *name deleted* v NYC Transit Authority |  Verdict – $1M

Personal Injury / Dram Shop  |  *name deleted* v *names deleted* | Verdict – $340k

Personal Injury  |  *name deleted* v American Golf Association | Verdict – $165k

Automobile Accident |  *name deleted* v *names deleted* |  Settlement – $400k