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 criminal tax fraud.
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
Carpenter was co-recipient of the 2009 Bernard Witkin Award for Excellence in Teaching for his work at USD's Tax Clinic. The San Diego Daily Transcript named him a San Diego Top Attorney in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Super Lawyer Magazine has also named him a Super Lawyer every year between 2008 and 2016.