Michael Stephen Carpenter’s Reviews

Michael Stephen Carpenter

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  1. Very professional and courteous

    Posted by Anthony, a DUI client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Carpenter.
    • I hired Michael 6-12 months ago.
    • Michael handled my DUI & DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I hired Mr. Carpenter to represent me on a what was my third DUI charge. He was both professional and courteous. I was referred to Mr. Carpenter by a friend whom he had recently represented. I felt like Mr. Carpenter actually listened to me and took the time to learn about me as an individual, as well as the specifics of my case.

    While, and unfortunately, this was not my first DUI, Mr. Carpenter was willing to deal with my new charge, plus the concerns of my old charge, as a sort of a package-deal. He was also sensitive to my financial situation and was willing to work with me to arrange payment.

    Mr. Carpenter was both professional in both his dealings with me and with the court. He always showed up well dressed and prepared. There were a few instances in which Mr. Carpenter was late, but *never* without advanced warning and both times were well within an acceptable time frame.

    When I first approached Mr. Carpenter, I explained to him that my primary goal what was to avoid jail time at all costs and to minimize the impact on my day to day life. On both counts Mr. Carpenter was able to achieve my wishes.

    The eventual resolution to my case was a deferment. While I have every confidence Mr. Carpenter looked over my case to seek a better way out, he and I were both aware from the onset that deferment would mostly likely be my only option. Without Mr. Carpenter representing me, I have every confidence I would be sitting in jail today and that I would have a second DUI on my criminal history.

    Finally, and as an aside, his assistance, Amy, is great. She's funny and very capable. She never failed to return my calls promptly whenever I had questions regarding my case.

  2. Amazing Outcome

    Posted by a Speeding Ticket client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Carpenter.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Speeding & Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Positive outcome. Situation was handled with great communication and was hassle/headache free! Thank you Mike Carpenter and Amy (assistant with whom all communication was done), I really appreciate you guys and all that you did to help me! I will recommend you, of course. Thank you-

  3. Good for small stuff, but will not do his part in the long haul.

    Posted by Quinn, a Criminal Defense client,
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     Fair
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Average
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I do not recommend Michael Carpenter.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    I had a case that dragged out years, and he was not prepared and I suffered for it, and a few years after the results I learned that he misinformed me of facts so he didn't have to do work that would have relieved me of bearing a bad situation for years...I am preparing to retain an attorney to undo his poor defense...

  4. Unhappy client

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Michael Carpenter.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    This man does not repond to questions. It was very difficult getting information. He was not responsive. It was difficult to build trust due to very unspecific answers, and therefore, we paid for another attorney to assist.

  5. Excellent Attorney

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Carpenter.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Mike is a great attorney, is very responsive, kept me informed, and always professional. I highly recommend him.