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J L Carpenter

also known as Jennifer "J.L." Carpenter

About Me

I am a determined and dedicated criminal defense attorney who protects the rights and freedom of people accused of DWI, assaults, thefts, fraud and drug possession or trafficking. Having first practiced as a prosecutor, I have been serving both sides of the bar now for almost 15 years. I am passionate about defending my clients and take pride in the results obtained.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    16 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Russell Allen Neumann

    J.L. is a passionate criminal defense lawyer. Everyone in all the courts like her. She gets results and works hard for them, I hold her in high esteem.


    Russell Neumann Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Joseph Willey

    JL has a great heart and is overly helpful to me. It is clear that she will handle any case with full attention and care to every client, while being aggressive in fighting for them. I endorse her fully.


    Andrew Willey Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of JL Carpenter

440 Louisiana Street
Suite 2400
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200009/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2010 Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2010
2010 Houston's Top 100 ProfessionalsH Texas Magazine2010
2006 Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyChip B. Lewis, LLC2006 - Present
Lawyer/OwnerLaw Office of JL Carpenter2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyMillsShirley, LLP2004 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyGalveston County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2004
Associate AttorneyThe Craig Washington Law Firm2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Texas vs. Branden FennNOT GUILTY
State of Texas vs. Shon BrazleNOT GUILTY
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thurgood Marshall School of LawLawJD2000
University of HoustonHotel and Restaurant ManagementBachelor of Science1997
Sam Houston State UniversityN/AN/A1994
Stratford Senior HighHigh School DiplomaHigh School Diploma1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Various High SchoolsImportance of Jury Duty2010