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Our History


The Carman Family Established its Roots on Long Island.

In 1643, John Carman and the Reverend Robert Fordham came to Long Island from a small settlement in Connecticut to negotiate the first real estate transaction on Long Island between settlers and Native Americans. Carman and Fordham returned to Connecticut with a deed for 65,000 acres in what is today the Town of Hempstead and North Hempstead.

Willis B. Carman, Sr., "the Judge," Founded this Law Practice.

"The Judge" was born in Amityville in 1901, where his family had lived since 1776. He was a part of Farmingdale High School’s first graduating class in 1918. He attended law school at Fordham University. In 1928, he opened his law practice at 280 Main Street where he developed his expertise in Real Estate Law. He served as the Farmingdale Village Judge and the Nassau County District Court Judge.

Willis B. Carman, Jr. “Bill, Jr.,” Joined the Firm.

Bill, Jr. graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1957. He joined the family firm four years later, where he represented clients in real estate, estate planning, and business matters until his death in 2013. Bill, Jr. served on the Farmingdale Village Board for 30 years, including 8 years as Mayor of Farmingdale Village. He was a member of the Farmingdale Rotary Club for 55 years.

Willis B. Carman, “Bill,” Followed his Father to the Firm.

Bill completed his undergraduate studies at New York University in 1983. He graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. After law school, he gained extensive courtroom experience working for the Nassau County Attorney’s Office and a prominent Long Island personal injury firm. Bill came to Carman, Callahan & Ingham in 2004 to work alongside his father. Since then, Bill has diligently represented countless clients in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business Transactions, and other matters.

Bill, like his father and grandfather, has a passion for community service. He has been a member of the Rotary club since 2006 and has served as club officer and Director.


Bill Carries On

After the passing of Bill Jr., Bill continued the firm keeping the full-service community Law Practice. The focus remains on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Real Estate and Business Formation. The Carman Building, next to the Library Café, is thriving with business tenants right in heart of Farmingdale Village on Main Street, serving clients and the community for over 90 years.
Firm Established
Years on Main Street
Happy Clients