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 the U.S. Navy in 1996 and the U.S. Army in 2004. During his military service Stephen was trained by the U.S. Department of Justice in criminal trial advocacy. Mr. Carpenter also worked as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Prosecutor for the State of Washington.
Mr. Carpenter has published several articles about military justice. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy at the University of Washington, School of Law, and was certified as a Trial Advocacy Teacher Trainer by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Finally, Mr. Carpenter formerly Chaired the prestigious Washington State Bar Section’s Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP):http://www.wsba.org/Legal-Community/Sections/Legal-Assistance-to-Military-Personnel/LAMP-Exec-Committee.
The firm is pleased to have the distingushed attorney David Peck join the Court & Carpenter in October 2014.