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Laura Michelle Carpenter

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Criminal defense Attorney at Marshall, TX

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Laura M Carpenter PLLC
106 W Houston St
Marshall, TX, 75670-4038

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Terry | January 30, 2015
traffic ticket
Ms. Carpenter got my traffic ticket dismissed. She is a very good & knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend her to everyone.
Posted by family_man35 | July 9, 2014
traffic ticket
I came to her with a speeding ticket with very little money to my name. She took it for a very reasonable fee. As I talked to her I knew she was knowledgeable. Very smart attorney. My case is on going. But I have faith in her.
Posted by Tammy | March 9, 2011
THANK YOU for being *our advocate!!**
Mrs. Carpenter. How do i even begin to write a review. I came to her in crisis facing an uphill battle in a small town where I had zero family or support system. Her compassionate demeanor and her expertise helped to prepare me for a tough battle. Mrs. Carpenter was able to help relax emotionally and prepare for a very heated family law case. Through empathy, perseverance, and respect for her client and the Panola County judicial system Mrs. Carpenter was able to assist me with maintaining primary physical custody of our son as well as fight a geographical restriction. Her compassion, empathy and respect helped me to face the biggest challenge in my adult life. I am extremely grateful to her for her hard work. She is probably one of the hardest working attorneys in Harrison/Panola county and that in itself is the reassurane you will need to know that she will not only fight hard for you, but your emotional and financial interests as well. Thanks Tamara & Mrs. Carpenter!
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Posted by Vicki | September 27, 2018
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Family
When looking for a lawyer to represent my son in his divorce & child custody, everyone else acted like they would not be able to help him due to fact he had a disability however; upon calling Mrs. Carpenter's office they were confident that they could help him & they did. Everything was resolved at the time. After time had passed & the other parent at that time was not following court orders, Mrs. Carpenter once again took on the case & this time my son won full custody w/the amicus involved as well. The first court hearing Mrs. Carpenter was paid in full except for a couple hundred that she said she would write off not to worry about it, and the second go round some of the fee's were paid however; Mrs. Carpenter knew of the financial hardship & she did not push the issue. Yes there were times when we did not receive call backs, or somethings took longer than we felt should have but in the end, Mrs. Carpenter was very professional, understanding & always willing to assist.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2013
Unreliable and passive for Family Law
I was in an abusive relationship and short on funds, so my family attempted to help me find a lawyer when my ex-husband unexpectedly served me with divorce papers 6 months after walking out leaving me with a 3 year old, two sweatsuits, and access to less than $7 in a joint bank account. Not only did Ms. Carpenter often fail to follow up on telephone calls, appointments, and communication with the court-appointed amicus attorney, she failed to file a requested change of venue and basically, I ended up doing a huge amount of legal research and argument in mediation myself despite a severe lack of experience. It has been several years since I employed this attorney, and I changed attorneys as soon as I became aware I could. Initially, I wasn't aware I could change attorneys or I would have changed during the divorce proceedings. In the years since, we have seen several occasions in court for other clients where Ms. Carpenter has failed to appear, so I would assume this is an ongoing issue.
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1991

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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Laura Michelle Carpenter
Criminal defense Attorney
Marshall, TX
Licensed for 32 years