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Stephen H Carpenter Jr.

Stephen H Carpenter Jr.

Court Carpenter, PC
  • Military Law, Criminal Law, International Law
  • Oregon, Washington
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“Stephen is a gifted military defense lawyer whose reputation as an advocate is among the very best in the Western United States.….” Kyle Van De Water, Attorney, former U.S. Army Trial Defense Lawyer (JBLM)

CONTACT:
Cell: (206) 326-0803
Office: (206) 357-8434

BACKGROUND:
LAW OFFICES COURT & CARPENTER, P.C., – Seattle, WA (2008–Present)
- 24+ years’ experience aggressively defending active-duty members around the world in Courts-Martial, Boards, and in other UCMJ-related actions.

WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE – Olympia, WA (2005–2007)
- Prosecuted professional licensing cases against doctors and dentists accused of professional misconduct.

U.S. ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS – Charlottesville, VA, and Germany (1998–2004)
- "Full acquittals" in Vehicular Homicide and USAREUR “Driving Regulation” courts-martial.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:
- PTSD Primer: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things – King County Bar Association Bulletin (February 2011)
- Defending Gay Soldiers Who Defend America – King County Bar Association Bulletin (April 2010)
- The Audacity of Accountability: Resolving the Torture Memo Conundrum by Court-martial – King County Bar Association Bulletin (November 2009)
- Guantanamo 101: Rejecting Cruel, Unusual, and Degrading Justice – National Institute of Military Justice (May 2009)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL – Cambridge, MA (2017-2018)
- Participant in Law Student Trial Advocacy Competitions.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW – Seattle, WA (2007–2009)
- Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy for Law Student Sections.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY (NITA) – Seattle, WA, and San Francisco, CA (2008–2010)
- Certified Trial Advocacy Faculty Member

Practice Areas
  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Washington
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • German: Spoken
Professional Experience
Court Martial Defense Lawyer
Court Carpenter, PC
- Current
Senior Associate
Blankenship Law Firm
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Assistant Attorney General Prosecutor
Washington State Attorney Genneral
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Trial Counsel and Trial Defense Counsel
US Army JAG Corps
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
Carpenter Law Firm
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Education
Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. | Pending
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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Awards
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
- Current
United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
Member of Bar
- Current
Military Commissions (Guantanamo Bay) Civilian Panel
Member of Bar
- Current
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Member of Bar
- Current
Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section of Wa State Bar (LAMP)
Chair-Elect (President)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Panel Finds Navy Client "Not Guilty"
Navy Times
Interview with Japanese Times Reporter
Japanese Times
Audio Recorded Interview with NPR
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
Certifications
Criminal Trial Advocacy
United States Department of Justice
Websites & Blogs
Website
Nation's Leading Authority on "Client Testimonials"
Website
Court Martial Defense & Boards
Blog
The Militarylawfirm Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Court & Carpenter, PC
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
21st Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
USA
Telephone: (206) 357-8434
Court & Carpenter, PC
621 Pacific Avenue
Suite 214
Tacoma, WA 98402
USA
Toll-Free: (833) 446-8265
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Toll-Free: (833) 446-8265