Also known as Court & Carpenter

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Military Law Attorney
Seattle, WA




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About Me

Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr., manages Court & Carpenter, a civilian military defense firm which exclusively represents active duty members in each military branch. The law firm maintains offices in Seattle, Washington and Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Carpenter speaks German and has represented clients in courtrooms for nearly twenty years.  Mr. Carpenter has been ranked from 2009-2015 by one ranking...

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Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Posted by: CYNTHIA 12 days ago.

My prayers were answered when I found Stephen Carpenter. Without him I know my Airman wouldn't be coming home this month. After much research,...

Not Guilty of All Charges

Posted by: Chris 11 months ago.

When I came under investigation for sexual assault I knew that I was going to need above satisfactory representation in the event I was charged and...
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Patrick T Johnson JR
Patrick Johnson

Spokane, WA

Over 1 year ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I had the opportunity to work as co-counsel with Stephen Carpenter on an Army Administrative Separation board. Mr. Carpenter compiled a powerful list...
Aaron V Rocke
Aaron Rocke

Seattle, WA

Almost 6 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Stephen is a brilliant trial attorney with experience in criminal defense in military and white collar contexts. He is as thoughtful as he is...
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1996 License Status: Active for the state of Washington.
Last updated by Avvo: 03/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2013 – present

Court & Carpenter


Showing 1 of 5 degrees

1999 Commissioned in Military Law

US Army JAG School - Charlottesville, VA


Showing 1 of 4 awards

2008 Certified Trial Advocacy Instructor

National Institiute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)


Showing 1 of 10 association entries

2014- present Member

Federal Bar Association (Seattle Chapter)

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Showing 2 of 8 publications

2012 Branding a Soldier With ‘Personality Disorder’

New York Times

2011 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things

King County Bar Bulletin

Speaking Engagements

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2011 Best Strategies for Defending Murder Cases

at U.S. Army Trial Defense Service (Mannheim, Germany)

2010 Discrediting Complaining Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases

at Regional Military Conference

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