About Us

Carpenter & Associates, PLLC

Joshua Carpenter attended BYU and the University of Utah for his undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Political Science. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he attended law school at George Mason University and began his law career in Washington, D.C. In 2004, after moving West to be closer to family, he founded Carpenter & Associates.

For 25 years, as a police officer and attorney, Josh has fought relentlessly on behalf of victims of domestic violence, as well as honed his craft of litigation through hundreds of trials. He assisted in writing and forming many court-forms and attorney training courses advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence.  He has been named Lawyer of the Year for various domestic violence shelters for 15 consecutive years and has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of free legal work for victims of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect.  

How Can We Help You?

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Our team of divorce and child custody attorneys deliver high-quality representation across a spectrum of family law issues, encompassing:

  • Divorces, including same-sex divorces.
  • Modification of child custody arrangements.
  • Enforcement of child support obligations.
  • Legal proceedings for child custody enforcement.
  • Legal separation matters.
  • Appeals

Moreover, recognizing that some couples may not be legally married or meet common law marriage criteria, we collaborate with partners to establish cohabitation termination agreements in such cases.

At Carpenter & Associates, we have an office full of dedicated attorneys and paralegals who take special interest in civil litigation. We handle a variety of civil claims, including:

  • Appeals.
  • Breach of contract.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty/Business disputes.
  • Conversion/theft.
  • Homeowner's association disputes.
  • Personal injury.
  • Property disputes.
  • Quiet title actions
  • Receivership proceedings.
  • Revenge porn.
  • Wiretapping
  • Wrongful liens.

In our 20 years of business, we've gained experience in areas all across the civil spectrum. If you think you have a claim that isn't listed above, please contact us today to have one of our civil litigation attorneys review your case.

Yes! Leveraging Joshua Carpenter's extensive background in law enforcement, he possesses profound insights into the strategies employed by prosecutors. This positions us to stay ahead of the prosecution, significantly enhancing the likelihood of case dismissals. Our team is well-versed in handling a diverse range of criminal charges, including: 

  • Criminal mischief
  • Assault
  • Deadly/disorderly conduct
  • Theft
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • DWI's
  • Misdemeanors

If you're looking for an attorney in the DFW area to handle your criminal charges, give us a call today. We'll review your case at no charge to you.

We currently represent clients in various counties, including: 

  • Dallas County
  • Collin County
  • Tarrant County
  • Ellis County
  • Lamar County
  • Kaufman County
  • Grayson County

Don't see your county on the list? That's okay! Give us a call today to find out if our legal experts can make the drive to your county.

Once you've returned all of your documents and your initial retainer payment, your case will be delegated to one of our associate attorneys.

At Carpenter & Associates, we're known for keeping our clients updated throughout every step of their case. This can be challenging at times if our clients have 30,000 unread emails from various subscriptions.

To ensure we're able to reach you, we request that our clients set up a separate email account solely for correspondence with our office. We know that most people don't have email notifications turned on due to the influx of junk mail - we ask that you turn on notifications for this email only.

If text messaging is your preferred manner of communication, please let your attorney or paralegal know. Our case management system allows us to communicate with you via text.

Please make sure your voicemail is set up and that you've deleted all of the voicemails regarding your car's extended warranty.

Following these steps ensures that you receive important updates from your attorney in a timely manner.

Our attorneys and paralegals bill clients at an hourly rate, which varies based on experience.

Contingency cases are accepted on a case-by-case basis after thorough review by our staff.

At this time, we are not accepting any pro bono clients

Who We Are

Our staff form a highly skilled and experienced team, bringing a wealth of expertise to address your legal needs.

200+ Years
of Experience

Our experienced and highly skilled lawyers ensure the best legal representation for you

Our Testimonials

What Clients are Saying

Philip M

Mr. Carpenter walked me through a brutal, emotional, and unexpected divorce of a 24 year marriage. I could not have done it without him, and recommend him to everyone.

Cherokie B.

These attorneys have a lot of experience, they know what they are talking about. This firm will get the job done.

Scott H.

I have used Josh and his team several times over the last 2 years and every time has been great... All around him and his team can do it all.


Their approach is genuine, sincere and always focused on the best interest of their client. Their bottom line is Truth and Justice not self-interest and greed.

Heather R.

Will definitely use them again! "

Tony P

Great people, great work, and great prices. Thank you 'all for helping me feel safe again.

Jennifer P.

I am very thankful the truth prevailed and justice was served. Thank you again to Josh and all the staff.

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