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Freitag Carpenter provides legal services  to families and businesses at a reasonable cost and calls upon years of experience in the field, to resolve legal matters in the most efficient manner and in the best interest of the client.


We represent clients who have a need for immediate advice and concentrated service from experienced legal counsel.  The firm’s partners and associates have all served as counsel in large national law firms and are focused on providing responsive and personalized legal services to every client, big or small.  Most of our clients are referred by former clients, friends and colleagues in the national law firms, who trust our judgment and proven ability to ‘get the job done.’ 


Our areas of practice consist of litigation, trial work, and class action services, which has specifically included business litigation among shareholders of closely held businesses; complex divorce matters involving professional business or closely held companies; custody disputes; dissolution; child support; employment law; contract disputes; consumer protection; and fair debt collection law.


Though we have always been allies, we are now also pleased to serve the gay and lesbian community with divorce and custody matters thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.


Ms. Carpenter and her certified therapy dog, Murphy, regularly visit patients at Children's Hospital.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    14 years



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Contact info

Freytag Carpenter LLC

P.O. Box 14293
2000 W. Henderson Road
Columbus, OH, 43214


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
2015 ColumbusCEO Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2011
Forty Under 40Columbus Business First2010
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2009
Young Alumnus of the YearCapital University Law School2009
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2008
Top Volunteer FundraiserNick Mamius2008
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2007
Service AwardCentral Ohio Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2007
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2006
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2005
Top Individual FundraiserCentral Ohio Leukemia & Lymphoma Society2002
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFreitag Carpenter LLC2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWittenberg University2011 - 2015
AttorneyCarpenter Law Office, LLC of counsel to Maguire & Schneider, LLP2006 - 2008
PartnerCarpenter Law Office, LLC2004 - 2014
AttorneyVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
Tau Pi PhiN/A2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association Leadership AcademyN/A2012 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2010 - 2015
Canine Connection, Capital Area Humane SocietyN/A2010 - Present
JoAnn Davidson Leadership AcademyN/A2008 - 2008
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex rel Fox v. WaltersVerdict for Woody Fox Bail Bonds
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Publication nameTitleDate
LinkedInProgress in Ohio, but rebels still rebelN/A
LinkedInMarriage Equality = Divorce EqualityN/A
Smart Business NetworkBurden of ProofN/A
Columbus Bar Lawyers QuarterlyThe Attorney-Patient "Privilege"N/A
Small Business NewsEmployment and CancerN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Purdue UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal EducationDealing with Difficult Attorneys and ClientsN/A
Family Law UpdateStatus on the LawN/A
Everything You Don't Know About E-DiscoveryThe Courts SpeakN/A
Children's HospitalCancer and Employment - Finding SolutionsN/A
American Inns of CourtCompanies Gain Individual Status -- Citizens UnitedN/A
American Inns of CourtView From the Jury BoxN/A
American Inns of CourtThe O'Bannon Case and the NCAAN/A