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The Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is a New Orleans criminal defense law firm. We have successfully represented clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Lafayette, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and St. Charles Parishes. Our firm’s mission is to provide you with exceptional, personalized and professional service. We understand that facing any type of criminal charge can be the most stressful, embarrassing and confusing experience of a lifetime. It is our job to fight for your constitutional rights and hold the state to its burden of proof -- guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We will work with you to develop an effective defense strategy, reduce the charges against you, increase your chances of winning at trial and reduce the long-term consequences of any guilty plea. While we cannot guarantee a favorable outcome in any case, we can promise to give you endless determination and effort while working with you. We take pride in our history of getting the best possible results for our clients.

Some of our criminal defense practice areas include:

  • ·      Battery/Assault

  • ·      Traffic Violations/Suspended License

  • ·      Domestic Violence

  • ·      Theft/Shoplifting

  • ·      Armed Robbery

  • ·      Fraud

  • ·      Sex Crimes

  • ·      DWI

  • ·      Drug Crimes

  • ·      Protective Orders

  • ·      Weapons Charges

  • ·      White Collar Crime

  • ·      Juvenile Justice

  • ·      Post Conviction Issues

  • ·      Clemency

  • ·      Probation Violations

  • ·      Expungements


If you've been arrested, contacted by law enforcement, or if you are being accused of a crime but no charges have been filed yet, youneed to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible! This is the single most important time for a criminal attorney to get involved. Many legal rights have time-specific deadlines and legal matters will become harder to manage successfully the longer they are left unattended.

Call 504-373-4624


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 48%
  2. DUI & DWI: 47%
  3. Unspecified: 5%



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Contact info

Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law, LLC

201 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA, 70170

Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law, LLC
Metairie, LA, 70001



LAEligible to practice law200808/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Nations Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Industry LeaderAmerica's Registry of Outstanding Professionals2013
Science of DWI DefenseScientific Law Forum2013
DWI Detection and SFST PractitionerPlatt and Associates2012
Client's ChoiceAVVO2012
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Principles of Forensic DNANational Institute of Justice2011
Juvenile Witnesses and Sex Crime AccusationsLouisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Society Service AwardPsy Chi -- Honor Society1999
Supporter of the YearAlliance Francaise1997
President - National French Honor SocietyPi Delta Phi1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Pricipal/AttorneyElizabeth B Carpenter Law, LLC2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of AmericaMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationSustaining Member2008 - Present
Louisiana Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. CWDismissed
State v. AJReduced to reckless operation
State v. TJReduced to disturbing the peace
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Universite d'OrleansFrench Language and LiteratureMagna Cum Laude1997
University of California - Los AngelesPsychologyMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wheelock CollegeDefending Prostitution Cases2014
Tulane UniversityFourth Amendment Rights2014
Tulane UniversityFourth Amendment Rights2013
LawReviewCLEOver the Limit: Defending a DUI2013
DV ClinicDomestic Violence Cases : Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered2013
University of Mississippi4th Amendment Rights2012
Power of Attorney: John RedmannCyber Crimes2012
New Orleans Paralegal Association Annual CLE SeminarCyber Crimes Defense2012
"You Don't Learn That in School - gap-bridging pearls between academia and practice"Going Solo -- straight out of law school2010