FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC — February 11, 2022
Stephen H. Carpenter Jr. has been bestowed with multiple awards for his accomplishments in the field of military law in 2021. The New York Times recognized Carpenter as a “2021 Power Lawyer” for his achievements in military jurisprudence and reputation amongst his peers. Carpenter was previously awarded the 2020 Elite Lawyer in Military Law Award for outstanding performances and contributions related to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) practice area.
The 2021 awards presented to Stephen H. Carpenter Jr. include recognition from Lawyers of Distinction, Elite Lawyer, and AVVO.
Members of Lawyers of Distinction are selected after a screening and vetting process by a Selection Committee, which uses U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. For each of the 12 enumerated factors listed below, the platform assigns a numerical score ranging from 1 to 5 to recognize the applicant’s accomplishments and peer recognition.
- Case Results
- Google Reviews
- AVVO Reviews
- Legal Experience
- Educational Background
- Special Certifications
- Representative Clients
- Professional Activities
- Pro Bono / Community Service
- Lectures / Writings / Publications
The 2021 Elite Lawyer Award was granted Carpenter for his work defending active-duty service members facing courts-martial, military separation boards and other adverse actions. Elite Lawyer is a directory and rating service that recognizes attorneys who have displayed a high level of competence in their practice and received acknowledgment from their peers, community, bar, and committees.
Since 2020, the Elite Lawyer platform counts Carpenter among the country’s best trial lawyers in the practice area of Court-Martial Defense.
Elite Lawyer highlights Carpenter’s work as the author of several articles on military justice as well as his former roles as, adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Washington, School of Law; teacher of effective oral advocacy techniques for the Attorney General’s Office, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, American Bar Association and Seattle Academy, as well as his certification in criminal trial advocacy by the U.S. Department of Justice following Carpenter’s attendance at the National Advocacy Center (NAC), in South Carolina.
Finally, Carpenter continues to maintain AVVO’s 5.0-star status. AVVO is a platform which allows service members and their dependents to find a lawyer online by providing detailed information on lawyers and legal issues so that people can make the right choices.
AVVO ranks Court & Carpenter No. 1 in the world for its 175 Positive Client Reviews in “military law” on the platform. AVVO affirms Court & Carpenter offers active duty members a unique and time-tested amalgamation of advocacy related abilities founded upon interwoven principles derived from psychology, rhetoric, and philosophy to achieve successful client outcomes.
David Court and Stephen Carpenter, Jr. founded Court & Carpenter PC in 2008. Over the past 14-years its experienced lawyers have “exclusively” defended Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Coasties facing courts-martial, separation boards, and disciplinary actions. Its law offices are in Washington DC, Seattle and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Carpenter is currently Chair of the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Carpenter has twice held this leadership position in support of veterans, and the WSBA lawyers that assist them.