Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Also known as Court & Carpenter

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Military Law Attorney

Seattle, WA





No Misconduct



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About Me

Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr., manages Court & Carpenter, the only civilian law firm with offices located in the United States and Europe that exclusively practices military justice.  Its lawyers specialize in defending courts-martial, involuntary separations, and military investigations.  The law firm similarly represents service members with their criminal appeals before the various service courts...

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Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Not Guilty of all Charges

Posted by: a Military Law client 9 months ago.

I can't begin to express how thankful I am that we were lucky enough to have Mr Carpenter represent my son. Not only is he a great lawyer but a great...

Not guilty of all rape and sexual assault charges

Posted by: Linda about 1 year ago.

We can not express how grateful we are to Mr Carpenter. After my husband was charged with 9 counts, including rape, sexual assault, and adultery we...
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Showing 2 of 7 peer endorsements

Joseph Torri
Joseph Torri

Irvine, CA

About 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.
Patrick T Johnson JR
Patrick Johnson

Spokane, WA

About 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...
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1996 License Status: Active for the state of Washington.
Last updated by Avvo: 08/03/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1995 – 1998

Lemery & Carpenter LLC


Showing 1 of 5 degrees

1999 Commissioned in Military Law

United States Army JAG School


Showing 1 of 4 awards

2008 Certified as Trial Advocacy Trainer

National Institute for Trial Advocacy


Showing 1 of 2 association entries

2012- present Former Chair

Washington State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Section

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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 Thngs

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 Witnesses with Attention to Sexual Assault Cases

at Regional Military Conference

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