Carl E. Person, a graduate of Long Island University (1959) and Harvard Law School (1962), has more than 40 years of litigation experience, primarily in antitrust, commercial and civil rights cases. He created the paralegal field in 1972; he was the first lawyer who sued for the right to advertise as a lawyer (1975); he sued for and won the right to sell shares in lawsuits to help clients finance their antitrust litigation; he has been involved in many highly-publized lawsuits. Also, Carl E. Person was the first lawyer in the United States to have a website offering information about the law, and by now has authored more than 70 websites, most of which are under the domain name "www.lawmall.com".
Other domain names for his websites are www.legalizeNYgambling.com, www.townattorneygeneral.com and this website, www.lawmall.com/carlpersonforNYattorneygeneral. Carl Person ran for the presidency of his student body when enrolled in Long Island University, and won in a hotly-contested election.