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Kimberly Nannette Carpenter

Personal injury Attorney at Sylva, NC

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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Kimberly "Kim" Carpenter, a native of Swain County, NC, has been practicing law in Western North Carolina since being admitted to the bar in 1996. She specializes in personal injury, workers' compensation, real estate, civil litigation, wills and estates, contracts, corporate law and criminal defense. She also serves as the attorney for Swain County, representing the county in a variety of litigation, personnel, and contract matters. In addition, she represents local banks in collection cases.


Kim graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University in 1993. She continued her studies at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1996. In 1998, she was honored by the 30th Judicial District's Volunteer Lawyers' Program with an Outstanding Service Award, acknowledging her pro bono casework. Since 1999, she has served on the Board of Directors for both Western North Carolina Legal Services and Swain/Qualla SAFE, a battered women's shelter and is active in numerous civic and community organizations. Kim became a partner in Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy in 2015.

Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, is a North Carolina law firm regulated by the Rules of Professional Conduct as promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar.  As such, our lawyers do not and cannot ethically participate in many of Avvo's programs, including its Legal Topics, Legal Forms, or its fixed-price legal services. We advise extreme caution when relying on Q&A's or use of legal forms without the guidance of a qualified lawyer.

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Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy, PLLC
559 W Main St
Sylva, NC, 28779-5557


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Posted by Deborah | August 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Can represented me in a workman's comp case. She and her office personnel are the epitome of professionalism. I was very happy with the outcome of my case and I recommend her highly!!


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Earwood, Moore, Carpenter & Guy
  • 2015 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Jackson County, North Carolina
  • 2011 - Present
  • County Attorney
  • Swain County, North Carolina
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Earwood, & Moore, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Town Attorney
  • Town of Webster
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Melrose, Seago & Lay, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2014
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  • North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Western Carolina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Western North Carolina Legal Services
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Kim on a number of matters and also have observed her in court. I have found her to be competent, ethical and responsive. As a lawyer with 31 years of practice, I have worked with all types. In Kim's case, I feel that credit should be given where credit is due."
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Sylva Personal injury Lawyer Kimberly Nannette Carpenter
Kimberly Nannette Carpenter
Personal injury Attorney
Sylva, NC
Licensed for 27 years