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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    17 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    15 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    12 years
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    12 years
  5. Employment: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael T Kleps

    I endorse this lawyer. She is well-respected across the state as a passionate and capable advocate.


    Michael Kleps Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kara Freel-Sparks

    Carrie is extremely knowledgeable of the law and court procedure, and is a strong advocate for her clients. I confidently refer clients to her, and I wholeheartedly endorse Carrie Coppinger Carter.


    Kara Freel-Sparks Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Coppinger Carter P.S., Attorneys at Law

100 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA, 98225


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Invited Inagural FellowJudicial Institute2012
Distinguished Graduate for Service to School, Community & CareerNooksack Valley School District2011
Volunteer Attorney RecognitionLAW (Legal Assistance by Whatcom) Advocates2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Invited Fellow, Leadership InstituteWashington State Bar Association2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Warren R. Pederson Advocacy AwardPuget Sound Inn of Courts1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemWhatcom County District Court2007 - Present
OwnerCoppinger Carter P.S.2006 - Present
PartnerShepherd Abbott Carter2006 - 2009
AssociateBrett & Daugert PLLC2000 - 2006
AssociatePeery Hiscock Kingman & Peabody1999 - 2000
Rule 9 ClerkPeery Hiscock Kingman & Peabody1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Attorney Invited Member2015 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationDisciplinary Board & Leadership Institute's Advisory Board2007 - 2010
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now known as Washington Association for Justice)Board of Govenors, 2nd Congressional District2001 - 2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationWhatcom County Roundtable Chair2001 - 2004
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News"Broad v Mannesmann: Tolling Washington's Statute of Limitations for Foreign Service under the Hague Convention"2000
Washington State Bar Association International Law Newsletter"The Effects of Foreign Service under the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters on the Tolling of Washington's Statute of Limitations"1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonSociety & JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
University of WashingtonEnglish with a Writing EmphasisBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Auto CLEThe Unimpeachable Witness2007
Pride & PrejudiceTools of Transition2006
Federal Practice“Bankruptcy Reform, the Class Action Fairness Act, & the Schiavo Legislation: Where is Congress taking federal jurisdiction and practice?”2005
CLEVoir Dire2005
Auto CLE“Maximizing Damages In A Soft Tissue Injury Case”2005
CLE“Controlling The Flow Of Information: When Should Releases Be Signed Or Resisted”2002
Auto CLEStrategies For Multiple Plaintiffs And Multiple Defendants In Indivisible Claims2002
Ski & CLE“The Pitfalls of Foreign Service under the Hague Convention & Tolling Washington’s Statute of Limitations”2001