JL was great in getting a great deal out of a bad situation with a former employer. She was instrumental in saving me over $40,000 in restitution and did a great job of keeping my wife up to date while i was incarcerated. Great communication skills and such a pleasure to work with. Thanks Jennifer.
JL is a great lawyer.
I shopped lawyers when i got my first dwi. Her and the staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She was able to get my case dropped and I hope i never need her again but would hire her back in a heartbeat. Thank you
The Absolute Best In Houston. Unparalleled Aggressiveness. Outstanding Client Communication.
I was charged with 3 class A misdemeanors which included Assault and Evading Arrest.
Unfortunately, I didn’t retain Ms. Carpenter until after my case got set for trial following reset after reset for 11 months with the first attorney I retained. After my case got set for trial, I knew I had to find somebody more aggressive to fight for me and take control of the case. I needed somebody proactive; I couldn’t risk sticking with the same counsel who had not presented (nor listened to) any of the evidence I had provided. The passive nature of my original counsel allowed time for the prosecution to build a stronger case on me without any rebuttal and once they set it for trial, I realized I was going to lose my freedom for a very long time if I didn’t find somebody more competent to represent me.
All it took was meeting Ms. Carpenter in our initial consultation for me to see that she was exactly what I was looking for. I felt hopeful for the first time in 11 months as she had me present everything I had been trying to provide my previous attorney. She listened attentively, took notes, asked questions, and provided feedback on how she would handle my case. With only a month until my trial, I knew it was unlikely that the judge would grant my motion to change counsel. Ms. Carpenter assured me that should she be unsuccessful with getting the motion granted, that she would return to me a full and complete refund.
I retained Ms. Carpenter and she immediately kicked into high gear and went to work on my case. Within a week, we had our first win – she successfully got the motion to change counsel granted.
Her exceptional work didn’t stop there; she filed a motion for discovery and reached out to the DA (both things my previous attorney failed to do).
From there we learned that we had an uphill battle to climb. The DA had taken full advantage of my first attorneys passive style and was able to build a case they were so confident in that they were unwilling to offer any kind of plea deal and were firm on proceeding to take my case to trial the next month.
Over that month, Ms. Carpenter actively kept me up to speed with my case as she prepared for trial. She never failed to respond quickly to any inquires, regardless of time or even if it was the weekend. Communication with Ms. Carpenter was phenomenal. She requested communication to be done through email and I was weary of this initially. That fear quickly faded because she always responded as quickly as a text message.
The week before the trial, Ms. Carpenter was able to successfully present enough of our defense to the DA to make them change their minds about being ready for court. The prosecution, who just a few weeks before, were steadfast with the date for the upcoming trial and their preparedness for it, were now leery and ended up requesting a continuance due to the work of Ms. Carpenter.
Ms. Carpenters previous experience from working as a prosecutor showed during the continuance. She kept fighting for me, presenting more and more of my case, until finally the unimaginable happened – she was able to get ALL THREE of my cases DISMISSED.
Not only did she successfully fight my cases all the way to dismissal, she did it without me ever having to step foot in a court room.
I have never met an attorney this aggressive, tentative, and detail oriented. The unprecedented client communication she provided meant I was never left in the dark which helped my nerves during the entire process. The quality of her work is above and beyond any other attorney in the Houston area and I highly recommend Ms. Carpenter because of that.
I never write reviews about anything but it was such an arduous process finding a reputable attorney and my experience with Ms. Carpenter though was so positive that I have to share with the hopes that I can spare somebody else that struggle of finding a top-notch attorney who wont let you down and successfully win your case.
Best Choice for DWI Defense
I am extremely thankful that I hired JL Carpenter to represent me for a DWI charge. JL takes a personal interest, documents the pertinent facts, communicates clearly on the process and defense, and got a written order from the judge excusing my appearance at a preliminary hearing since I live 700 miles away in another state. JL successfully got the charges dismissed. I recommend JL Carpenter to anyone needing a competent and effective defense attorney!
Professional, Caring and Believes In You. A Great And Experienced Attorney
During the course of life unforeseen things may happen. I was recently faced with two felony accounts and life felt like it completely stopped. I reached out to a very close friend that’s a retired Attorney and well known to the community. He replied with JL’s contact information and I contacted her within 2 days of the incident. From the 1st day I walked into JL’s office I was greeted and treated like a real person, not a number. JL immediately responds to your questions, works very hard for you and gets results. Make no mistake, if you need an outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney, JL is the right choice. My two felonies are currently being rejected by the DA due to following JL’s direction, eveyones hard work and JL’s extreme expertise in CriminaI Defense. I look forward to spending quality time with my family and this has also brought me back closer to Jesus Christ. Thank you JL. Job well done!
Handled everything like it should be handled!! Trusted her to do her job and did that and much more. A big thanks!!
Truly the Best!!
To say I’m grateful would be a understatement!! JL carpenter has been not only my lawyer through what I would consider my “Darkest Hour”. She has been a friend, that has walked with me for the past 2yrs as my life was ripped to shreds over a False Allegation!! The balance she displayed between professionalism and compassion was unheard of, she is truly a rare gem!! Just watching how she strategically work my case, brought me to the conclusion that JL wasn’t just any lawyer, she is a seasoned champion!! We receive the best news Oct 18th JL was able to get my case NO BILL when presented to a Grand jury.. thrown out!! I would tell anyone looking for THE BEST HOUSTON has to offer in CRIMINAL DEFENSE to contact JL Carpenter!!! You could potentially being doing yourself a grave disservice if you don’t !!!!
Thankful for J.L.
Contacting J.L. about a pending criminal case was the best decision I could have ever made. J.L. has many contacts within the legal and law enforcement communities which help her, and her clients find out information quickly. J.L. was able to access the police report related to my case and quickly let me know that prosecution was next to impossible. This relieved so much stress for me and my family. I can’t thank her enough for taking time to do this for me without accepting another dollar outside of the standard consultation fee. I highly recommend JL to anyone needing legal advice/ representation. She will be the only lawyer I contact if ever needed in the future.
JL is a winner!
I couldn’t be more pleased with the service and results I received from JL’s representation! She was always available when I needed to speak to her and returned my emails quicker than any attorney I’ve had in the past. JL fought for me from the day I hired her, instead of just sitting on my case, and had it dismissed within three weeks! I was blown away by her knowledge of the law and eagerness to obtain justice on my behalf. I will recommend JL to anyone I know who may need her services in the future!