Utica native receives Syracuse Law Honor Award for advancing veterans affairs in the legal community

Lt. Thomas M. Caruso

Utica native Lt. Thomas M. Caruso has been named a recipient of the 2019 Syracuse Law Honors Awards, which are presented annually to celebrate the achievements of the university’s law school alumni, faculty and current students.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 1:41 PM

UTICA – Utica native Lt. Thomas M. Caruso has been named a recipient of the 2019 Syracuse Law Honors Awards, which are presented annually to celebrate the achievements of the university’s law school alumni, faculty and current students.

Caruso, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2014, is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps and currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for Naval Special Warfare Group Three in Pearl Harbor, HI.

Caruso co-founded the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic, which provides representation to veterans who are seeking benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs. He also serves on several committees including American Bar Association’s Military and Veterans Health Law Task Force and the Veterans Committee of the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board. Caruso also serves as advisor to the dean of the College of Law on veteran programs.

Caruso attended Notre Dame High School in Utica, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Not only has he been recognized by his alma mater, but he was also named Outstanding Military Attorney of the Year by the American Bar Association.

Other recipients of the Syracuse Law Honors Awards included, Richard M. Alexander, Hon. Therese Wiley Dancks, Bernard T. King and Eileen D. Millett.

To learn more about the honorees of the Syracuse Law Honors Awards, or find out how to make a nomination, visit the department’s website.

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