5.0 stars 106 totalReview Stephen Carpenter
Posted by Benjamin Lee Spence
I retained Mr. Carpenter to represent me at an Administrative proceeding by the U.S. Navy, the potential for an adverse outcome for me was looming and due to the complex nature of my case I knew I needed a professional. Steve and his team are true professionals, they worked tirelessly preparing my case, contacting witnesses, and keeping me up to speed throughout the process. Despite the uphill battle Steve proved my case which resulted in a unanimous vote in my favor, I had great reservations with my case and truly believed we would not prevail. I have never been so satisfied with any decision as I am with retaining Court and Carpenter. I will always give my highest recommendation to anyone looking for Military legal representation and will forever be thankful to all the staff at Court and Carpenter!
Posted by anonymous
From the start Stephen and his team were extremely helpful. I went from facing some very serious charges to complete dismissal and I attribute the majority of that outcome to his advice and actions from start to finish. A fantastic UCMJ attorney that always had my best interest in mind.
Posted by anonymous
Stephen Carpenter was recommended to me by the Executive Officer of large military installation located in Washington State. When I confided that I could not afford Mr. Carpenter’s services, the Executive Officer looked me directly in the eyes and stated, “I have seen him work. Trust me, you cannot afford not to hire him. Do whatever it takes!” It was the best advice I ever followed. Before a contract was even signed Stephen agreed to represent me and within an hour, he had notified the prosecution. Stephen is very good at what he does and his reputation precedes him. Trust me when I say, the prosecution took notice.
From the outset of our time together, I was treated with the utmost dignity and respect despite the derogatory circumstances of my case. Stephen assured me that he would work tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for both me and my family. Stephen and his staff never once lost sight of the fact that my family was going through all of this right alongside me. Facing courts-martial, three felony convictions, and 21-years confinement as a maximum punishment, Stephen and his team went to work. In as few as four months, Stephen orchestrated the legal processes that changed my life.
I will let the results speak for themselves. Stephen convinced the prosecution to change the charges to less egregious offenses. That in turn, opened the door for Article 15 proceedings in lieu of courts-martial. Lastly and perhaps most impressively, Stephen helped secured my retirement with an honorable characterization of service. Clearly, Stephen delivered on his promise to achieve the best result. And I am confident that in doing so, he saved both my marriage and the long-term security of my family in the process.
In the end, I lost one rank and was forced out of the service I love, but if you’d have asked at the beginning if I would have traded a stripe for my marriage, for my kids’ college educations, and for a future in the civilian workforce—I would not have balked. As a result of what he accomplished, the money will be quickly recouped in retirement pay. No truer words have ever been spoken, “You cannot afford not to hire him.”
Posted by anonymous
After a CID investigation I was served with a GOMOR accusing me of fraud, larceny and fraternization. The accusation was that I had corrupted a lower ranking Soldier by conspiring for him to receive a higher BAH amount during deployment by using my address. The entire accusation was false. The E4 was going to rent my house from my family, signed a lease but his family never moved in. The CID investigation and ESC wanted to blame me for the E4 submitting the lease and attempting to get a higher BAH than the area where his family lived. Mr. Carpenter advised me prior to the CID interview so I knew exactly what to expect. He also drafted an extensive 7 page response to the GOMOR. His rebuttal showed 4-5 different regulations supporting that I had the authority to rent a property to the E4 if I chose to. Once the ESC received his response they rescinded the GOMOR and the case was closed. I am confident that the advisement I received prior to the CID interview coupled with Mr. Carpenter's fine knowledge of regulation and ability to articulate that understanding into responses are the reasons the case was dismissed entirely.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Carpenter was there when I needed him. He took the time to understand my case and put me at ease with his honesty and familiarity with military justice. He never stopped trying to get the best result possible for me and worked to advocate on my behalf at every opportunity. Without his support, I would have felt lost and helpless. Instead I felt confident that the outcome would be favorable and it was.
No doubt I would recommend Stephen Carpenter to any military member in need of a attorney. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Devonte
Currently stationed in JBLM, I was really in a dark place for over a year. I was lied on by CID saying I confessed to a crime that I never committed. After about 15 hours of investigation I knew that I would have needed a powerhouse attorney. Mr. Carpenter instantly took my case and stayed in contact any chance he could. He takes over a court room with his presence, and never gives prosecution a chance to build momentum. He saved my life.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Carpenter really helped me during my time of need. He always answered all of my questions no matter how ridiculous they may have been or how busy he was. This was by far the most important investment I have EVER made! If you are in need of a lawyer I would definitely recommed Mr. Carpenter. He really helped me put my mind at ease and provided much needed piece of mind. Even after everything was all done he still helped me tie up any and all loose ends.
Posted by Colby
When you're in court you want a lawyer who will crawl, kick, and scratch for every inch of ground and advantage you can get. Mr. Carpenter did this for me. He's very intelligent and able to articulate what is best for you. He also took the time and effort to understand every single aspect of my case. Absolutely would hire him again.
Posted by Nikita
Greetings to all !!!
I am a Non Commissioned Officer of the United States Army .
I hired Mr Carpenter in the beginning of April 2015.
I was accused of something I never did , and immediately got under investigation and got flagged . I was under investigation from April 2015 until August 2015.
Mr Carpenter provided me most excellent and proficient services . He helped me to clear my name and my reputation . His competence and confidence saved me and my military career .
I am very grateful to Mr Carpenter and I am highly recommending his services to anyone who in need .
Posted by Courtney
One day in December 2014, CID informed me that I was under investigation for actions that I allegedly committed eight years ago. My case was difficult since a great deal of time had passed, and any evidence in my favor was lost or forgotten. With protecting my reputation and 24-year career at the forefront, I canvassed several successful former military litigators and each recommended hiring a civilian attorney, specifically Mr. Carpenter. Despite his caseload and the lack of evidence in my favor, he took my case and developed my defense. From the beginning, Mr. Carpenter lent calm to the situation. He succinctly outlined what confronted me, depending on the results of the investigation and the Government’s actions. Mr. Carpenter spent the next four months communicating with the government counsel concerning my circumstances. No matter where I was in the world, Mr. Carpenter answered my calls and kept me abreast of the developments. He drafted my rebuttal and prepared me for the meeting with my commander. His knowledge of the UCMJ, expert counsel, and legal assistance ultimately improved the outcome from a probable show-cause board or court martial to a local letter of reprimand. I highly recommend that you retain Mr. Carpenter to represent you. He is worth your career.