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Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

About Stephen Carpenter

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The civilian military defense lawyers and staff at Court & Carpenter, P.C. "exclusively" defend servicemembers.

Before opening the Seattle firm, Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr served in the  U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.  Mr. Carpenter also served as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. Mr. Carpenter has been ranked, since 2009, among the top three civilian court-martial lawyers in the nation by the leading authority on attorney 

The renowned trial advocacy trainer, Mr. Ben Hillner, joined the firm in 2016. Mr. David Court, himself a preeminent military expert, may not be practicing, but he regularly consults about his past experiences before courts-martial and boards. Working together on cases, very few firms can arguably offer military Clients and their families such professional experience and personal reassurances.

By way of background, Court & Carpenter represents high-profile members, like the member profiled in the News York Times front-page article, on February 25, 2012, aptly named "Branding a Soldier with Personality Disorder." The media has often sought his insights in other equally compelling cases, as here: 

Court & Carpenter is a top-tier civilian military defense firm with offices in Boston, Seattle, and Stuttgart, Germany. These various locations were strategically selected to allow its lawyers to effectually defend you worldwide on a moments notice.


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