Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr., manages Court & Carpenter, a civilian military defense firm which exclusively represents military members. Stephen has been ranked from 2009-2015 by one ranking service as one of the three best civilian military defense lawyers in the country. Stephen is a former JAG lawyer who received a Honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1996 and the U.S. Army in 2004. As a...Show more
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Posted by: a Military Law client over 1 year 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...
Posted by: Chris 10 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...
Spokane, WAOver 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...
Seattle, WAAlmost 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...
Court & Carpenter
1999 Commissioned in Military Law
US Army JAG School - Charlottesville, VA
2008 Certified Trial Advocacy Instructor
National Institiute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
2014- present Member
Federal Bar Association (Seattle Chapter)
2012 Branding a Soldier With ‘Personality Disorder’
2011 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things
2011 Best Strategies for Defending Murder Cases
2010 Discrediting Complaining Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases