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Atty. Mike Cefalo calls TJ. Carroll a "finder" and that, he says, makes him a real find.
"He finds things," Atty. Cefalo says of the newest member of his team. "He finds obscure things. And he digs and digs until he finds them."
Atty. Cefalo says Atty. Carroll has surprised him on more than one occasion with a valuable piece of information he has uncovered. He says such tenacity in searching for little gems to help a case provides not only a valuable addition to the law firm, more also, and even more importantly, a valuable asset to the firm's clients.
Atty. Carroll, age 36, joined Cefalo & Associates last May as the sixth full-time lawyer with the firm.
A native of Old Forge, Pa., who "spent most of my time growing up in Avoca," T. J. graduated in 1997 from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Scranton, graduating cum laude. At the time he had been thinking about medical school but instead went on to Villanova University where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree.
"Once I got into law," he says, "I knew exactly what I wanted to do: personal injury."
TJ. said he had seen his father, Tom Carroll, suffer from an injury and "how it changed his life dramatically."
"I decided if I could help people like my dad," he added, "that would be a fulfilling life for me."
T.J.'s dad worked as a financial advisor. His mom, the former Molly Tracy, is a retired special education teacher. He has a younger brother, Brenden, age 33.
TJ. says he enjoys spending time with his family and watching sports on T.V. Other than that, he spends his time on his work. He particularly enjoys, as Mike Cefalo says, finding things.