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Stephen H Carpenter Jr.

Stephen H Carpenter Jr.

It's in Our Results. Former JAG.
  • Military Law, Criminal Law, International Law
  • Oregon, Washington
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Whatever your rank, worldwide location, charged offense or circumstance, your military career deserves more than just a competent legal defense. We "exclusively" defend active-duty members facing courts-martial around the world.

Stephen has published several articles on military justice, including: Federal Criminal Practice: A Military Justice Primer; A PTSD Primer: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things; Resolving the Torture Memo Conundrum by Court-Martial; Guantanamo 101: Rejecting Cruel, Unusual and Degrading Justice; Military Commissions: Justice Guantanamo Style; Defending Gay Soldiers Who Defend America; and Blessed are the Peacemakers: Remembering Kosovo.

He previously served as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Washington, School of Law. He has also taught effective oral advocacy techniques for the Attorney General’s Office, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, American Bar Association and Seattle Academy. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice certified Mr. Carpenter in criminal trial advocacy after he attended a course at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina.

Finally, Stephen served as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the State of Washington where he assisted appellate government lawyers prepare for oral and written arguments. He has likewise judged law student appellate competitions at the University of Washington, School of Law. Mr. Carpenter formerly prosecuted, over a two year period, scores of Washington State physicians, psychologists and dentists for professional malpractice. Mr. Carpenter successfully persuaded the disciplinary boards comprised of medical professionals, in each and every case he prosecuted, that discipline was warranted.

For a free consultation call (833) 446-UCMJ (x8265) or (206) 357-8434. Stationed in Europe? Call Ms. Mareike Groth directly at (0176) 2005 2265; or, if your in the St

Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. | Pending
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University of Oregon School of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1990) | Foreign Affairs
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Professional Experience
Court Martial Defense Lawyer
Court Carpenter, PC
- Current
Senior Associate
Blankenship Law Firm
Assistant Attorney General Prosecutor
Washington State Attorney Genneral
Trial Counsel and Trial Defense Counsel
US Army JAG Corps
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Carpenter Law Firm
Articles & Publications
Panel Finds Navy Client "Not Guilty"
Navy Times
Interview with Japanese Times Reporter
Japanese Times
Audio Recorded Interview with NPR
Audio Recorded Interview with Northwest News Reporter
My Northwest News
Interview with Northwest News Reporter
My Northwest News
Interview with New York Times Reporter
New York Times
Blessed are the Peacemakers: Remembering Kosovo
Oregon State Bar Bulletin
Criminal Trial Advocacy
United States Department of Justice
Court-martial Defense
Lawyers of Distinction
Court-martial Defense
Elite Lawyers
"Elite Lawyers" has graciously recognized me this week. This award is absolutely attributable to the fine judges and juries I have appeared before over the years. In the former regard, I would like to highlight, in part, COL (ret.) James Pohl, COL (ret.) Stephen Henley, LTC (ret.) Kwasi Hawks, Lt Col (ret.) Steve Leavey, COL (ret.) Steven Wolfe, and, of course, former Tillamook County District Court Judge Rick Roll. Each of these judges was instrumental to me as mentors from the bench. My favori
ARCOM (2d); AAM; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal
U.S. Military Service Awards
Professional Associations
United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
Member of Bar
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United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
Member of Bar
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Military Commissions (Guantanamo Bay) Civilian Panel
Member of Bar
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Member of Bar
- Current
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Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section of Wa State Bar (LAMP)
Chair-Elect (President)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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    Flat Fees.
Practice Areas
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
  • German: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Court-Martial Defense, Boards & Reprimands
Past Law Firm Client Outcomes/Results
Changes in the Law: Militarylawfirm Blog
Contact & Map
Court & Carpenter, PC
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
21st Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 357-8434
Court & Carpenter, PC
621 Pacific Avenue
Suite 214
Tacoma, WA 98402
Toll-Free: (833) 446-8265
Court & Carpenter, PC
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Kaiserslautern Germany
Toll-Free: (833) 446-8265