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Kristopher L. Carpenter



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Kristopher Carpenter currently focuses on matters involving charter school development, corporate issues, employment and labor, and facilities, among others. After his graduation from law school, Kristopher continued in his passion for social change, serving as General Counsel for a large education and charter management organization, overseeing the legal operations for twelve charter schools and several related non-profit organizations.  Kristopher enjoys working closely with Executive Directors, Heads of School, Superintendents and board members in developing options and addressing issues by creating a positive, collaborative environment.  His attention to detail and strong desire to accomplish the goals of each client in the most cost-effective, direct, and politically expedient manner is seen throughout his work.

Among many other successes, Kristopher has represented clients before school district boards of education, county boards of education, and the State Board of Education, in matters ranging from securing charter petitions to increasing funding for non-classroom based charter schools.  Kristopher has also represented charter school management in labor negotiations, in Public Employee Relations Board matters, and in relation to Fiscal Crisis and Management Team audits.


Kristopher Carpenter earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While at Brigham Young, Kristopher served as a political analyst for the Scottish National Party providing legislative drafting and analysis for members of the Scottish Parliament. Following graduation from Brigham Young, he pursued and obtained his Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. At McGeorge he focused on socially oriented business models and international law, clerking in Beijing, China and performing directed research under former World Bank Special Counsel Sabine Schlemmer-Schulte.