Scott Carpenter has been a trial attorney since 1994 and since that time has been representing victims who suffer serious personal injury due to catastrophic fires and explosions, auto defects, construction site negligence, significant product defects, lightning-induced gas piping failures, and construction defect cases.
Mr. Carpenter continues to handle cases for clients from California to Boston, across the Midwest including Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, and along the Eastern seaboard including Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, North & South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.
Mr. Carpenter is well-respected for his legal and business acumen when handling complex litigation, and his ability to get to the bottom line for his clients. N. Scott Carpenter is serious about victims’ rights when it comes to product manufacturers who choose profits ahead of consumer safety.
He has worked tirelessly and successfully in bringing reforms to changes in product design, and to local and national standards for consumer products such as floor lamps, coffee makers, toaster ovens, flexible gas tubing, electric blankets, auto defects, and other unreasonably dangerous products that cause serious injuries and death. Mr. Carpenter is unrelenting when it comes to prosecuting cases against manufacturers who sell their bad products to his clients.
Scott’s drive to protect victim’s rights extends into complex labor and employment actions, and his willingness to fight aggressively against unfair labor practices highlights his professional philosophy of fair treatment under the law.
N. Scott Carpenter was born in Nyack, New York in 1964. Upon leaving New York he was raised on a farm in Northwest Ohio for a short time before moving to North Texas with his family in 1971.
In 1991, at the age of 27, Mr. Carpenter put himself through law school by working part-time as a clerk in a mid-sized Dallas law firm. Attending law school in the summers allowed him to complete his law studies in less than three years.
Mr. Carpenter is the only member of his extended family to graduate law school and to practice law on a full-time basis. Mr. Carpenter began his law career in 1994, and after only a few short months after passing the Bar exam he opened his own law firm and began representing individuals in personal injury cases.
In a few short years he grew his firm from a small fledgling practice to one with seven lawyers and an equal number of support staff. Today, he is well-known nationally for his work in bringing much needed design and manufacturing changes to numerous consumer products, all of which have caused property damage, personal injury, and death.
- Texas, 1994
- Oklahoma, 2015
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- Supreme Court of Texas
- Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, J.D. – May, 1994
- University of Texas, Dallas, Texas, B.A. – May, 1990
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Plano and Collin County Bar Associations, Member
- Plano Rotary, Past Member
- Plano Chamber of Commerce, Past Member
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
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