Jennifer M. Carpenter focuses on civil litigation and health care defense, with an emphasis in the areas of premises liability, product liability, professional liability, accident and injury litigation, insurance coverage, and toxic tort. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, Bloomington and her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. During law school she served as a Faculty Research Assistant and was a Teaching Assistant in Core Grammar, Legal Communications, Drafting, Experiential Learning and Legal Writing. She was also appointed to the Honor Board and as a Title IX Representative.
During law school, Ms. Carpenter was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jon E. DeGuilio of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. She also was a judicial extern for the Honorable Christopher A. Nuechterlein of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Additionally, Ms. Carpenter was a Legal Intern at the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Carpenter was a member of the Honor’s Program, received the highest grade in 7 courses, was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship and also an Honor’s Scholarship, and received the distinction of Semester Honors for multiple semesters. She was one of Indiana’s first students to receive the Seventh Circuit’s DSF Jerold S. Solovy Scholarship. Not only did Ms. Carpenter receive a pro bono notion, she was recognized as completing the most pro bono hours in the school’s history, which she completed over 425 hours over a two year span.