Defending Courts-Martial & Administrative Separations

Court & Carpenter Law Firm

   Former Army and Marine Corps JAG Lawyers 

Exclusively Protecting Your Military Career, Your Road to Retirement, and Your Future Financial Security

Free and Confidential Consultations 

United States Branch Office Telephone: 206 357 8434

Germany Branch Office Telephone: 0711 49004 320

Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr., a former JAG lawyer, manages his own law firm located in downtown Seattle, across from the United States Courthouse.

This firm exclusively represents service members facing court-martial, administrative separation or other adverse military personnel actions. Based on this narrowly focused specialty, Mr. Carpenter has been ranked in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by one ranking service as one of the top three civilian military defense lawyers in the United States. Ben Hillner  joined the practice in June 2016.

Consistent with Stephen's international reputation, others in the military community, including former judges and clients have remarked:


“He is one of the best trial attorneys, military or civilian, I have ever encountered.” O-6

“An exceptionally articulate, aggressive and thoroughly prepared trial attorney.” O-5

“Stephen has proven himself an exemplary military attorney.” O-6

“Mr. Carpenter it feels as though all the weight has been lifted off my shoulders and the light at the end of the tunnel has been reached. You are my hero.”  E-4