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CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, Esq.
Retired New York State Assistant Attorney General

Carlos Rodriguez is originally from the Bronx , New York but now considers Rochester his home.  He is a diehard New York Yankee baseball fan and in his teen and college years practically lived at Yankee Stadium during the baseball season. In May,2009, Carlos retired as an Assistant Attorney General [ “ AAG “ ] with the New York State Attorney Generals Office. He served as an AAG for 28 years under the tenure of five[5] Attorney Generals. Retirement did not stop Carlos from continuing his consumer advocacy to the community.  Immediately after retirement, Carlos co-hosted a weekly consumer-talk radio show on a local FM Radio station and served as an Adjunct Faculty Professor at Monroe Community College and Finger Lakes Community College. He also serves on the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Attorney for the Child Panel in Livingston, Monroe and Ontario County Supreme and Family Courts.

 
Carlos  graduated in 1973 from Manhattan College in the Bronx with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Economics.  He graduated in 1976 from the University of Buffalo School of Law  and  was  admitted in September 1977 to practice law in the  New York State, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department.   He also formerly worked for both the Legal Aid Society of Rochester and the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office; and from 1981 to May,2009,  served as a Federal, State and Consumer Frauds litigator with the  NYS Attorney General’s Office.  He is also admitted to practice in the US District and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York and is a certified trial and consumer frauds attorney.

  
During the majority of his tenure as an AAG, Carlos was assigned to the Public Advocacy/Consumer Frauds Bureau.  His main role was to protect consumers and to seek injunctive relief against individuals and businesses who engaged in fraudulent, criminal, deceptive or illegal practices in the conduct of business.   Carlos prosecuted many civil/criminal cases involving fraudulent home contractors, charity fraud, unauthorized practice of law, immigration fraud, automobile fraud, predatory lending and other cases involving fraudulent and illegal business practices and scams affecting elderly consumers.


Carlos served his entire legal career ( 30 + years) in public interest/government service and continues to serve the public in retirement.
 

 

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