"COMPASSIONATE ASSISTANCE AND AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION"
We are a New Orleans based law firm representing people in both criminal and civil litigation. Our firm was built on the values of respect, honesty, dedication and service. Our mission in every case that we accept is to listen to the clients’ needs, understand their objectives and exceed their expectations.
NEW ORLEANS LAW FIRM
Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter, started her law firm with a passion for criminal defense litigation. During the course of her career, she has successfully represented thousands of people from all parts of the United States and some parts of Europe and Asia. She has a long history of defending professionals such as, teachers, doctors, financial analysts, military personnel and many other high-achieving individuals who have found themselves in the harrowing position of facing criminal charges. Ms. Carpenter does not accept every case that comes her way. Her policy of selectively choosing the criminal cases that she defends ensures that she is committed to fully serving her clients from the beginning. Through the years, this approach has enabled her to obtain a number of dismissals and acquittals in difficult cases. These impressive achievements as well as her level of dedication demonstrate why she manages an award-winning New Orleans law firm.
Ms. Carpenter knows that her clients have come to her during one of the most embarrassing, stressful times in their lives. Ms. Carpenter’s clients value her because she mitigates their stress through her responsiveness and direct involvement. She knows that one simple mistake, lapse in judgment, bad decision or false accusation can land someone in a courtroom pleading for mercy. She also understands that addiction, PTSD, depression and a number of other mental health issues often lead people to the criminal justice system. Ms. Carpenter believes that being a strong advocate for an individual is not just about knowing the law. It’s about knowing people, understanding their stories and their experiences. Attorney Carpenter is known for taking the time to get to know all of her clients because a rapport of trust and understanding is essential to building the kind of successful attorney-client relationship that leads to better outcomes.
ABOUT ATTORNEY CARPENTER
Ms. Carpenter received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School. As an undergraduate student, she studied French Language and Literature graduating from L'Université d'Orléans, France. After returning to the United States, she completed a Bachelors of Arts Magna Cum Laude in French Literature with a minor is Psychology. Ms. Carpenter later pursued graduate studies in Clinical Psychology Summa Cum Laude at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 2019, Ms. Carpenter elected to further her education at Tulane University Law School and enroll in the Title IX compliance and litigation program. Preceding her legal career, Ms. Carpenter worked in the fields of social work and mental health where she gained skills that have proven to be invaluable in her present role as a New Orleans criminal defense attorney. During that time she worked at a few hospitals where she witnessed the difficulties that nurses and other healthcare providers endure daily. This experience is one of the reasons she chose to pursue Professional License Defense and Nurse Advocacy work.
Ms. Carpenter is an Award-Winning Attorney within the Louisiana legal community. She has been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, New Orleans Magazine Top Attorney, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 40 under 40, Top 3 DWI Lawyers New Orleans by Three Best Rated and more...
COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT AND SUPPORT
Ms. Carpenter's advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through her extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within the legal industry. She regularly supports or volunteers for the Justice and Accountability Center, Pro Bono Project and NAMI New Orleans (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Additionally, she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in juvenile court.
Ms. Carpenter has held membership or leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers and Federal Bar Association. Recently, she has begun to associate herself with The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) and American Nurse Association.
In her spare time, Ms. Carpenter enjoys exercising, reading, walking her dogs in Audubon Park and cheering for the New Orleans Saints.
|LA||Eligible to Practice Law||2008||02/07/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Nations Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2014|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|Science of DWI Defense||Scientific Law Forum||2013|
|Industry Leader||America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals||2013|
|DWI Detection and SFST Practitioner||Platt and Associates||2012|
|Juvenile Witnesses and Sex Crime Accusations||Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers||2011|
|Principles of Forensic DNA||National Institute of Justice||2011|
|Society Service Award||Psy Chi -- Honor Society||1999|
|Supporter of the Year||Alliance Francaise||1997|
|President - National French Honor Society||Pi Delta Phi||1997|
|Pricipal/Attorney||Elizabeth B Carpenter & Associates, LLC||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of America||Member||2014 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2014 - Present|
|Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Sustaining Member||2008 - Present|
|Louisiana Association for Justice||Member||2007 - Present|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Universite d'Orleans||Magna Cum Laude||1997|
|University of California - Los Angeles||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Tulane University||Fourth Amendment Rights||2014|
|Wheelock College||Defending Prostitution Cases||2014|
|DV Clinic||Domestic Violence Cases : Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered||2013|
|Tulane University||Fourth Amendment Rights||2013|
|LawReviewCLE||Over the Limit: Defending a DUI||2013|
|University of Mississippi||4th Amendment Rights||2012|
|Power of Attorney: John Redmann||Cyber Crimes||2012|
|New Orleans Paralegal Association Annual CLE Seminar||Cyber Crimes Defense||2012|
|"You Don't Learn That in School - gap-bridging pearls between academia and practice"||Going Solo -- straight out of law school||2010|
|State v. CW||Dismissed|
|State v. GD||Reduced to 1st offense under .150|
|State v. AJ||Reduced to reckless operation|
|State v. TJ||Reduced to disturbing the peace|
|State v. BJ||Dismissed|
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