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James Christian Carpenter

James Christian Carpenter

also known as J. Chris Carpenter, Chris Carpenter

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Social Security, Bankruptcy & Debt, Litigation

About Me

I enjoy helping people solve their legal problems.  I have represented hundreds of people in different areas of law and have found that each person is unique and their situation is unique. I provide both guidance and legal represenation to my clients.  My philosophy is to help my clients each step of the way.  Accordingly, my clients avoid many pitfalls with my help.  Feel free to call me about your legal issues.  It is free to call me and I will let you know if I can help.  If not, I can direct you to someone who can help.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
  2. Social Security: 20%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 15%
  4. Litigation: 5%



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Ruth M Harvey

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is my partner, but I honestly admire the way he goes to bat for his clients - always willing to dig in and go the extra mile. He meets personally with every client, researches the law, thoroughly reviews the records, and writes a legal memorandum to the judge in every case.


    Ruth Harvey Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Herbert C Kroon

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carpenter will fight for you. He handles his client's cases like like a bulldog and never lets go. He will nag the employer and the employer's insurance company until your case is settled-or tried. You can't go wrong with Chris Carpenter!


    Herbert Kroon Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Chesley, Harvey & Carpenter

75 Teton Ln
Mankato, MN, 56001


MNAuthorized to practice199704/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyChesley, Kroon, Harvey & Carpenter1997 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 6th District Bar AssociationPast President2001 - 2002
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 6th District Bar AssociationPast Vice President2000 - 2001
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2000
Minnesota State Bar Assocaition, 6th districtPast Treasurer1998 - 1999
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hartung v. Taylor TruckInjury was found within the scope of employment and compensable
Dennis S. v. TafcoJudge finds Employee was injured at work and awarded wage loss benefits and medical benefits
Jollxx v. SSASuccessful Appeal and Remand to ALJ who found Claimant disabled

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawN/AJuris Doctorate - Magna Cum Laude1997
Jamestown CollegeHistory/Political Science - Summa Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Minnesota Rehabilitation Spring ConferenceThe Interplay Between Social Security, Unemployment, and Workers Compensation2012