About Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq.
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. As an undergraduate student, she studied French Language and Literature graduating from L’Université d’Orléans, France. 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 multiple academic honor societies. Ms. Carpenter later pursued graduate studies in Clinical Psychology Summa Cum Laude at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 2019, Ms. Carpenter elected to further her education at Tulane University Law School and enroll in the Title IX compliance and litigation program. Preceding her legal career, Ms. Carpenter 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 New Orleans criminal defense attorney. During that time she worked at a few hospitals where she witnessed the physical, mental and emotional strains that nurses and other healthcare providers endure daily. This experience is one of the reasons she chose to pursue Professional License Defense and Nurse Advocacy work
New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney
Ms. Carpenter is an Award-Winning Attorney within the Louisiana legal community. She has been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service honoring outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys in the State of Louisiana are selected to the Super Lawyers list.
Ms. Carpenter has also been named in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, New Orleans Magazine Top Attorney, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 40 under 40, Top 3 DWI Lawyers New Orleans by Three Best Rated, 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and several other publications.
Community Involvement and Support
Ms. Carpenter’s advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through her extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within the legal industry. She regularly supports or volunteers for the Justice and Accountability Center, Pro Bono Project and NAMI New Orleans (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). Additionally, she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in juvenile court.
Ms. Carpenter has held membership or leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers and Federal Bar Association. Recently, she has begun to associate herself with The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) and American Nurse Association.
In her spare time, Ms. Carpenter enjoys exercising, reading, walking her dogs in Audubon Park and cheering for the New Orleans Saints.