New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter represents individuals who are accused of felonies and misdemeanors in both state and federal courts throughout south Louisiana. A large part of her criminal practice is dedicated to the defense of sex crimes and DWIs. She has obtained a number of dismissals and acquittals in difficult cases involving well respected individuals. These outstanding results are largely due to the fact that she limits the number of cases that she accepts which allows her to conduct thorough investigations, employ an aggressive pretrial motion practice and use innovative trial preparation tools. Ms. Carpenter also serves as local counsel for out-of-area and out-of-state attorneys. These impressive achievements demonstrate why she manages a well-respected New Orleans law firm.
Ms. Carpenter understands that many of her clients are coming to her for assistance during the most stressful period in their lives. Her clients value her because she mitigates that stress through her responsiveness, her efficiency and her excellence in advocacy. As a lawyer, Ms. Carpenter strives to get to know her clients personally. This helps her clients develop a strong trust in her as their advocate. This trust is an essential element to building the kind of successful attorney-client relationship that leads to better outcomes. From your initial consultation through the final resolution of your case, Ms. Carpenter will remain dedicated to your immediate and future objectives, always seeking the best possible outcome to protect your rights, freedoms, and financial interests.
Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter is a native to New Orleans. She grew up in a family with strong ties to the legal community, including her grandfather who served as a judge in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for several decades.
Ms. Carpenter received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School where she was an active member of the Loyola Public Interest Law Group and St. Thomas More Law Society. As an undergraduate student, she studied French Language and Literature graduating from L’Université d’orleans, France with a Diplôme d’études en langue française. After returning to the United States, she completed a Bachelors of Arts Magna Cum Laude in French Literature with a minor is Psychology from Wichita State University. In recognition of her academic excellence during this time, Ms. Carpenter was nominated as a member of Pi Delta Phi, French National Honor Society. Ms. Carpenter later pursued graduate studies in Clinical Psychology Summa Cum Laude at the University of California at Los Angeles. Preceding her legal career, she worked in the fields of social work and mental health where she gained skills that have proven to be invaluable in her present role as a criminal defense attorney.
New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney
She is a well recognized and respected New Orleans criminal defense attorney who often speaks and gives presentations at bar conventions, legal seminars, universities and on television and the radio. Some of the topics that she has presented to other legal practitioners include Defending Child Pornography Cases, Cyber Crime Defense Strategies and DWI Defense In Depth. She also writes articles for journals and legal blogs.
Ms. Carpenter started her legal career practicing civil litigation until she found a passion in criminal defense work. In the past, she worked for the Orleans Parish Public Defender Conflict Panel assisting indigent defenders with overflow and conflict cases. Today, she continues to litigate a select few civil matters, including serious personal injury cases.
Apart from her dedication to practicing law, Ms. Carpenter is committed to her community. She has volunteered for Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Pro Bono Project and NAMI New Orleans (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). She has also served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in juvenile court.
Ms. Carpenter is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Federal Bar Association and Louisiana Association for Justice.