Also known as Court & Carpenter

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Military Law Attorney
Seattle, WA




No Misconduct



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About Me

  Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr., manages Court & Carpenter, a civilian defense firm which "exclusively" practices military law. Stephen has been ranked in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by one ranking service as one of the three best civilian military defense lawyers in the country.  Mr. Carpenter has been advocating for clients for nearly twenty years. He received a Honorable discharge from...

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Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Not Guilty of all Charges

Posted by: a Military Law client about 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...

Not Guilty of All Charges

Posted by: Chris 9 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

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

Over 5 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: 01/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

Showing 1 of 5 job entries
1995 – 1998

Lemery & Carpenter LLC


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)


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2010- 2013 Chair & Vice-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 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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