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James Christian Carpenter

also known as J. Chris Carpenter, Chris Carpenter

About me

I enjoy helping people solve their legal problems.  I have represented hundreds of people in different areas of law and have found that each person is unique and their situation is unique. I provide both guidance and legal represenation to my clients.  My philosophy is to help my clients each step of the way.  Accordingly, my clients avoid many pitfalls with my help.  Feel free to call me about your legal issues.  It is free to call me and I will let you know if I can help.  If not, I can direct you to someone who can help.


Mankato Bankruptcy Lawyer


Mankato Disability Lawyer


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
  2. Social Security: 20%
  3. Bankruptcy: 15%
  4. Litigation: 5%



Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert H Chesley

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    Robert Chesley Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kenneth Lee LaBore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carpenter is a well respected attorney in Minnesota


    Kenneth LaBore Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Chesley, Harvey & Carpenter

75 Teton Ln
Mankato, MN, 56001


MNAuthorized to practice199707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChesley, Kroon, Harvey & Carpenter1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 6th District Bar AssociationPast President2001 - 2002
Minnesota State Bar Association, 6th District Bar AssociationPast Vice President2000 - 2001
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2000
Minnesota State Bar Assocaition, 6th districtPast Treasurer1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hartung v. Taylor TruckInjury was found within the scope of employment and compensable
Dennis S. v. TafcoJudge finds Employee was injured at work and awarded wage loss benefits and medical benefits
Jollxx v. SSASuccessful Appeal and Remand to ALJ who found Claimant disabled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJuris Doctorate - Magna Cum Laude1997
Jamestown CollegeHistory/Political Science - Summa Cum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Rehabilitation Spring ConferenceThe Interplay Between Social Security, Unemployment, and Workers Compensation2012