Whatever your rank, military service, worldwide location, charged offense or circumstance, your military career deserves more than just a competent legal defense lawyer. Court & Carpenter PC is "exclusively" dedicated to aggresively defending you during every stage of your court-martial or administrative separation board.
Stephen has consistently earned the most positive client reviews in the nation according to the leading national authority - www.Avvo.com. (Legal Practice Area: "Military Law" (2009-2017) This enduring record of court-martial and board successes, over two decades of courtroom experience, and Stephen's prior service in the Marine Corps and Army JAG Corps have collectively coalesced to provide him the needed "experience" to become a formidable civilian military counsel.
Additionally, Stephen previously served as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Prosecutor for Washington State. He prosecuted doctors and dentists for disciplinary reasons, and never lost a case during his two year tenure as an AAG. Stephen also previously received extensive training, along with fifty Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC. At this seminar's conclusion, the most senior AUSA instructor applauded Stephen as the course's best criminal trial lawyer. The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) has certified Stephen as a Trial Advocacy Trainer. Similarly, the University of Washington, School of Law has appointed Stephen to teach law students as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy.
Court & Carpenter PC has offices located in Boston, Seattle and Stuttgart which empower it to provide rapid legal support to members specifically stationed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In summary, the firm represents Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors, to include Coast Guard members, with myriad challenges caused by adverse personnel actions, unjust discharge characterizations, involuntary separations and command investigations.