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 criminal tax fraud.

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

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. 

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