Jim Carpenter is brought in when a company faces a high-stakes dispute with the potential to become expensive and disruptive litigation. Jim is an asset to his corporate clients, delivering competence and competitiveness in the courtroom, as well as a business-like approach to case management. Jim’s method of defending litigation begins with learning and understanding his client’s business strategy and future plans. Using this as a springboard, Jim then employs his curiosity to uncover the facts, research precedent, and understand the “why,” along with the “what.”
Jim is known by his colleagues, judges, clients, and opponents as being an effective and patient negotiator who has the ability to get all parties to the table, with advocacy for his clients and resolution as his top priority.
Jim’s clients include entities in the construction, financial services, real estate, industrial and manufacturing industries.
Memberships & Awards
1981-1982 Chief of Staff (AA), Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Bob Shamansky
2006-2010 Carpenter Lane, LLC
1996-2006 Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC
1982-1996 Carlile Patchen & Murphy
1975-1980 Knepper, White, Arter & Hadden