Jason R Carpenter

Jason R Carpenter

Managing Partner/Sole Practitioner
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter represents clients in the Central Pennsylvania counties around Harrisburg, including Dauphin, York, Lancaster, and Huntington. Attorney Carpenter considers his practice to what he calls a "Main Street" law office. While focused on mostly divorce, custody, and criminal matters, he always tells his clients to come to him first and "if I cannot do it, I know who can." His aim is to become his client's attorney for life-not just for one specific legal action.

Having graduated from Widener University Delaware Law School, I decided to become a solo practitioner early in his legal career with the mindset that I could change the face of modern legal services. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and I knew I provide the best service to my clients if I can do it my way rather than follow the traditional law firm business model. Most clients hate being nickeled and dime for contacting their attorney. I do not like watching a clock while trying to solve your legal issue. While I do offer traditional hourly billing upon client's request, the major of the clients elect what is known as alternative fee billing. I will provide an estimate for my services and provided one price for my service. The old ways of being practicing law are dead, and The Law Office of Jason R. Carpenter is at the forefront of new legal technologies and ways of making your experience as a client the best it can be while you a client.

I believe the important aspect of being an excellent attorney is making clients secure and reassured about their situation. "They know they've got someone in their corner," he says. Although he lets his client know from the beginning that most criminal cases end in a plea deal instead of going to trial, Jason is never afraid to fight for his clients when it comes to advocacy in the courtroom. His mentality is that "when I put on the suit and tie, I feel like a Roman gladiator, or Iron Man getting ready for combat." While never spoiling for a fight, this firm's motto is "Every Client Matters," which is sacred to him, and he focuses on easing his client's worries as well as solving their legal issue. "I am not the type of attorney to run up fees, roll the dice with your life, and then walk away saying ‘ho hum.' I love to fight, but I will not play with your life."

One aspect of my firm that I take exceptional pride in is the beyond handling typically cases common legal problems such as Divorces, DUI/DWI, and Criminal Defense; my firm also practices Veterans Disability claims. Coming from a military family handling such cases is where a true passion for legal justice lies in the heart of my firm. Helping our veterans receive their VA benefit is a cornerstone of the practice and one the few in Pennsylvania handling VA benefit claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Criminal matters

Certified Legal Specialties

  • VA Accreditation, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2016


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: MLK Pro Bono Award
  • Florida International University, Miami, Florida
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • AVVO Rating Badge

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National DUI College, General Member, 2016 - Present
  • NOVA - National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, General Member, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • IRS, 2010 - 2015
  • PA Office General Counsel, Summer Intern, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Christian Legal Clinic of Philadelphia, 2013 - Present


  • Sigma Pi