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Jason R. Carpenter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

4.8   22 reviews

also known as Jason R., Carpenter Esq.

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 8 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 8 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter represents clients in the Central Pennsylvania counties around Harrisburg, including Dauphin, York, Lancaster, and Huntington. Attorney Carpenter considers his practice to what he calls a "Main Street" law office. While focused mostly on divorce, custody, and criminal matters, he always tells his clients to come to him first and "if I cannot do it, I know who can." His aim is to become his client's attorney for life, not just for one specific legal action.

Having graduated from Widener University Delaware Law School, he decided to become an attorney with the mindset that he could change the face of modern legal services. He has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and knew he could provide the best service to his clients if he could do it his way rather than follow the traditional law firm business model. Most clients hate being nickel and dimed for contacting their attorney and Attorney Carpenter does not like watching a clock while trying to solve your legal issue. While he does offer traditional hourly billing upon client's request. Attorney Carpenter will provide an estimate and one price for his service. The old ways of being practicing law are dead, and The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter is at the forefront of new legal technologies and ways of making your experience as a client the best it can be.

Attorney Carpenter believes the most important aspect of being an excellent attorney is making clients secure and reassured about their situation. "They know they've got someone in their corner," he says. Although he lets his client know from the beginning that most criminal cases end in a plea deal instead of going to trial, Jason is never afraid to fight for his clients when it comes to advocacy in the courtroom. His mentality is that "when I put on the suit and tie, I feel like a Roman gladiator, or Iron Man getting ready for combat." While never spoiling for a fight, this firm's motto is "Every Client Matters," which is sacred to him. He focuses on easing his client's worries as well as solving their legal issue. "I am not the type of attorney to run up fees, roll the dice with your life, and then walk away saying ‘ho hum.' I love to fight, but I will not play with your life."

One aspect of his firm that he takes exceptional pride in goes beyond handling typical cases and common legal problems such as divorce,  and estate planning. The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter also practices veterans disability claims. Coming from a military family handling such cases is where a true passion for legal justice lies in the heart of Attorney Carpenter's firm. Helping our veterans receive their VA benefit is a cornerstone of the practice and we are one the few firms in Pennsylvania handling VA benefits claims.

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Location

The Law Office of Jason R Carpenter
4800 Linglestown Rd
Ste 104
Harrisburg, PA, 17112

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jean | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom
Atty Carpenter was awesome! His staff was very helpful. They always responded to email and phone calls within a matter of hours. Atty Carpenter was very patient and understanding. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by ADEMOLA | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super nice person
I was linked with Mr Carpenter through prepaid legal in 2017 for my custody case. He went above and beyond and above to get me 50/50 custody rights for my kids. I used him again in 2019 when my ex refused to honor the court order, not only that, helped me wrote letters few times without charge.
Posted by Steph | September 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney with great pricing options for clients
performed excellently for the situation I had. Services were affordable and won my case
Posted by Katrina | July 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best law firm
Cory was amazing, I could not have been happier with his knowledge, inter personal skills and compassion dealing with my situation. I am an anxious person and he left me feeling at ease. The entire staff is punctual and so kind and willing to help. They got back to me quickly with all my concerns and was beyond understanding. I can’t thank them all enough for their hard work and winning my case!
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Posted by Stephanie | July 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honesty was what I needed
I spoke with several lawyers over the last few days- I haven’t decided on any yet, but I’m definitely leaning heavily in his direction. He answered my questions honestly, explained things thoroughly- I left the office feeling more confident than I have in months. He didn’t take my money for the sake of taking money. He genuinely cares about his clients and cases. Highly recommend for anyone navigating difficult legal matters.
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Posted by Randell | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic court
Mr carpenter helped me with a traffic court case were I was facing a suspension in court he was very professional and was able to get the fine reduced and no points or a suspension of my license
Posted by Matthew | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing level of service and winning attorney
My divorce was highly contested and contentious. Jason was amazing at walking me through the steps (with patience). Jason worked on my behalf to win both my divorce case and the custody case. What I appreciate the most is that he also would advise me when doing something would not be successful and would just result in unnecessary lawyer fees. During a very difficult time Jason will be there and work for the best outcome for you and if necessary your children.
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Posted by Julie | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Service
I hired Jason Carpenter to assist with my divorce proceedings. Jason treated me like a person during a stressful time in my life and completed all of the documentation, with revisions, with speed and accuracy. His pricing was fair and the divorce was finalized with no issue.
Posted by Gautam | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case Resolved
I was married outside USA but wanted to get divorce here. I am not sure of the laws here and how to proceed further. After initial browsing online , found very positive feedback for Jason. I approached him, after my very first meeting with him I felt at ease and very confident of his services. He is very knowledgeable and professional .My case got resolved within 4 months. I deeply appreciate Jason Carpenter for outstanding service and I would strongly recommend anyone looking for legal assistance to look no further than the Jason Carpenter.
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Posted by Lisa | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I would like to praise Jason Carpenter for the outstanding service that he provided me. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the law and I highly recommend his expertise and compassion for his clients to anyone looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by Lechele | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally divorced!
I reached out to Jason on multiple occasions first dealing with grief and guilt in wanting a divorce... As I called him on and off for a year straight he remained super patient and personable, giving me a feeling of comfort when I had doubt... After a long year he was the one I hired and grateful so he made a long drawn out process seem easy! He is very patient and understanding with a genuine passion for the people he helps!
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Posted by Tara | May 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable and trustworthy
Jason is very knowledgeable and put me at ease throughout the whole process of my case. He is confident, thorough, and trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Melissa W | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT Lawyer
Attorney Carpenter was a lawyer that I found on google and first one to call. Total God shot and he took my case! Great lawyer did everything he could for my kids and what they deserved. In the end my children got what was best for them. Highly recommend, Attorney Carpenter listens and is there for you when you have any questions or concerns. Honest, straight forward and fights for YOU! I have seen other lawyers as just a consultation and I knew he was different because the first time I spoke with him he cared about what I was saying and cared for what was best for my boys. Best decision I have made in hiring Attorney Carpenter to take my case.
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Posted by Dawn | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My strength when I was at my weakest
Jason is absolutely my angel sent from heaven. I was at the bottom of all hope nd was praying for someone to help me. Jason responded to my cry for help email right away with so much care nd compassion towards my awful divorce situation. He assured me he would not let me down nd he was going to fight to win. Jason has been nothing less then the most selfless lawyer I have met nd can't thank him enough for doing exactly what he promises. This is the man u need for any type of divorce hands down. Thanks Jason!
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Posted by FRANCES HARROLD | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Separation
I am very happy hiring Jason R.Carpenter to help me get through my separation and divorce, i feel better knowing he has my best interests at heart and he really knows how traumatizing it is for me, and he is always there for me if I have questions or suggestions and he truly listens to how I feel and happily answers all my questions, I'm so glad I have Jason Carpenter as my lawyer!
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Posted by Alisha | December 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer
I hired Jason for my divorce. Both parties agreed on nearly everything, but Jason made sure everything was done legally correct so that there were no headaches for me and gave me peace of mind thought the process. The few things my former husband and I disagreed on Jason was able to negotiate between the parties with nearly no drama making the process easy. I also his legal fees fair as I was told exactly what my divorce would cost me in total up front and never had to guess what my bill would be that month. I wanted my divorce done right and Jason was my guy. I am glad I hired him.
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Posted by Brian | December 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Attorney For You
I hired Jason twice now. The first case was were a cop wrote my five tickets just because felt like it. Facing high fines and multiple points on license, I hired Jason to solve my problem. He was able to get fines reduced by 60% and no points on my record. I almost did not believe him when he told me the good news. My second case is a private matter I rather now share, but suffice it to say; I am happy he continues to prove well worth the phone call.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No one better...
I had a case in Lancaster and it was nerve racking because I run businesses and made a mistake. I received the best possible outcome and he is extremely... I'll say that once more, extremely qualified and I know many attorneys, judges, etc. He was there with me through every step of the process and I've never seen an attorney conduct himself as Jason did. This is who you want when the going gets tough, because Jason gets going, and makes things happen.
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Posted by eric | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
I hired Jason for a divorce. He went above and beyond with everything I had asked for and listened to everything I had to say. A very understanding man. I would recommend Jason to anyone in need of a lawyer! Great job!
Posted by Jordan | April 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jason thank you
He helped me get my case resolved in a timely manner and was straight to the point. I would refer him to anyone, he a great guy to have on your side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 5.9 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Suspension issued in PA, 2022
updated on 10/25/2023

Suspended means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founding Attorney
  • The Law Office of Jason R Carpenter
  • 2015 - Present
  • Extern
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Office of General Counsel
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Franklin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Extern
  • Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Tax Examing Clerk
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2010 - 2014
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • R v. M Uselton
  • Decree of Divorce issued

Associations

  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Officer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Simply the Best Family Law Attorney
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2017
  • Simply the Best Attorney Divorce Attorney
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Avvo Excellent Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • MLK Distinguished Pro Bono Service
  • Widener School of Law
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Distinct
  • Widener School of Law
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Cumberland County CLE
  • Advertising Legal Services Ethically…and with your BRAND in mind
  • 2015
  • CCBA CLE
  • Advertising Legal Services Ethically…and with your BRAND in mind
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Design Resources Quarterly Meeting
  • Federal Child Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Training
  • 2015
  • Cumberland County American Inn of Court
  • New Media Advertising and Ethical Consideration
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Jason
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is a fantastic attorney who cares about his clients. He makes sure his clients know all the steps to their legal matter ahead of time to put his clients at ease. He is very knowledgeable about family law and can help anyone who needs him."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason's ability and competency is matched only by his compassion and empathy. He makes each client feel valued, and works tirelessly to achieve the best results for every client."
Administrative law Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"Jason is a very detail-oriented and compassionate attorney. He is a great asset to his clients and is a leader in his use of technology to more efficiently run his law firm."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I have had cases with Attorney Carpenter, he has always taken an upfront and honest approach. Attorney Carpenter offers his clients straightforward advice and strives to achieve their goals. I endorse Attorney Carpenter."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a strong lawyer with attention to detail. He does a great job at keeping up to date with his case list and shows up prepared for everything he attends. I would feel comfortable with him handling my legal matter and fully endorse his legal skills."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an extremely knowledge attorney. I have approached him more than once with ideas on how to handle a case and he has taken the time to go through the different possibilities and outcomes with me. He is organized and has a strong work ethic which shows in the results he gets for his clients. If I needed a lawyer in Pennsylvania, Jason would be the first person I'd hire!"
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason and I have had offices is the same building for a few months. He has demonstrated to me that he is a hard-working and detail-oriented person. He is very organized and knows how to ask the right questions. As a fellow solo attorney, It is clear to me that he really cares about his clients and is ready to give each case the individual attention it deserves. For these reasons, Jason is an attorney that I myself would hire for any of my own family law issues."
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Harrisburg Divorce and separation Lawyer Jason R. Carpenter
Jason R. Carpenter
Divorce and separation Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 8 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details