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 defends" active duty members. This firm maintains offices in Seattle, Washington and Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Carpenter speaks German which is a key component in defending cases involving German police ("Polizei") and local national witnesses.     Stephen has been ranked from 2009-2015 by one...

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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 about 1 month 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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Showing 2 of 7 peer endorsements

Patrick T Johnson JR
Patrick Johnson

Spokane, WA

Almost 2 years 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: 04/16/2015
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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