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CSSCS, US Navy, Bangor, WA (2019)
SGM, US Army, Inkster, MI (2019)
PS1, US Navy, NAS Everett, WA (2016)
MA2, US Navy, NAS Everett, WA (2016)
SSgt, US Air Force, JBLM, WA (2014)
LCpl, US Marine Corps, Bangor, WA (2012)
SFC, US Army, Hanau, GER (2004)
SPC, US Army, Ft. Lewis, WA (2013)
YNSA, US Navy, Bangor, WA (2010)

Court & Carpenter – Military Defense Lawyer

More About Our Military Defense Lawyer Team

Court & Carpenter is one of the country’s top-rated military-only law firms. We specialize in defending those who defend our country. We invite you to get to know our military defense lawyer team through this short video.

Military Defense Lawyer Services

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The Vast Reach of Our Global Services

The Law Offices of Court & Carpenter PC are located in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.

Over the past decade its civilian military defense lawyers have represented active duty members throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East.

In the past 24 months the firm has defended against military prosecutions convened at Fort Lewis and JBLM Washington, Alameda, California, Pensacola, Florida, Bremerton, Washington, Okinawa, Japan, Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood, Texas, Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Ranked No. 1 in Military Client Reviews

Stephen H. Carpenter, Jr. and its firm members are currently the “Best Reviewed” Court-martial Defense Firm in the nation according to the leading authority on attorney evaluations (Practice area: “Military law”)

Stephen Carpenter Jr.Clients’ ChoiceAward 2019

During its notable history its military defense lawyers have earned dozens of “Not Guilty” verdicts in Courts-martial ranging in variety from sexual assault, murder, involuntary manslaughter and BAH Fraud. 

Dre LeBlanc is “Of Counsel” to the firm. He is a respected litigator, retired Major in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, and was the lead U.S. Army prosecutor in the infamous “Kill Team” cases at JBLM.

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Extraordinary Military Experience

There are very few things more stressful ithan facing a court-martial or involuntary separation board.

Whatever your rank, worldwide location, charged offense, or circumstance, your invaluable life, or the life of your loved one, deserves more than just a competent legal defense.

The civilian defense team of Mr. Carpenter, Mr. LeBlanc are strengthened, in each case, by the learned insights of Mr. David Court. Mr. Jason Greene also serves as the specialized lawyer. Court & Carpenter has nearly a century of collective experience in military defense law. 

Military Defense Lawyer – Exclusive

Court & Carpenter PC is “exclusively” dedicated to defending men and women in uniform. The firm and its Of Counsel branch offices are located in Seattle, Kasierslautern and Tacoma. The paramount mission is to strictly defend active duty members facing court-martial, article 15s, involuntary separation boards and military investigations.

Our military defense lawyers are experienced advocates, indeed many of us have previously served as Judge Advocates in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Military Clients facing adverse actions have retained Court & Carpenter to defend them throughout the world. 

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Military Defense Lawyer Experience – Over 40 Years

Court & Carpenter PC only represents Clients who face adverse actions, military justice and other disciplinary matters. We selectively advocate on behalf of members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the various state National Guards.

The firm has represented officers and enlisted members of all ranks, rates and grades. Our heavily experienced military defense lawyers regularly appear in court-martial, administrative boards and before appellate panels.

Court & Carpenter also routinely advises servicemembers about the best tactics to take when addressing command investigations. Our firm, unlike others that perfunctorily boast young and brash lawyers that self-servingly claim to be the best, is comprised of truly experienced advocates with long established track records.

Court and Carpenter Military Defense Lawyer Blog

What to Expect When Facing a Board of Inquiry (BOI)
Facing a board of inquiry may raise a lot of questions. Everything you need to k...
What to Expect When Facing a Court-Martial
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Court & Carpenter Military Defense Lawyer In The News

Court & Carpenter Named to the 2020 Lawyers of Distinction
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Sub Officer Found not Guilty on Stalking, Assault and Other Charges
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Pedophile Sting Ops Roil U.S. Forces on Okinawa
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