Richard Carpenter

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD, 1984, University of San Diego School of Law
  • MS, 1977, Long Island University
  • BBA, 1975, Baruch College, City University of New York

Areas of Expertise

Professor Carpenter teaches in the areas of tax litigation and he is also the founder and supervising attorney of our federal tax clinic.

Professional Experience

Carpenter has been a tax controversy attorney in San Diego for the past 30 years. He is certified as a specialist in taxation law by the State Bar of California and is a certified public accountant. He is the founder and the faculty supervisor of the USD Federal Tax Clinic, which assists low-income taxpayers with their IRS tax disputes. 

Honors and Affiliations

Professor Carpenter was co-recipient of the 2009 Bernard Witkin Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work at USD's Tax Clinic. Super Lawyer Magazine has also named him a Super Lawyer every year between 2008 and 2016. Professor Carpenter has also been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America.

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