BENJAMIN S. CARPENTER
Mr. Carpenter attended Rice University as a National Merit Scholar, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Managerial Studies and Policy Studies in 2000. Mr. Carpenter subsequently worked for several years at a leading energy brokerage firm, helping to create and develop a group responsible for facilitating hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions involving over-the-counter derivatives products. Mr. Carpenter left the energy industry and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in December of 2006 from the University of Houston Law Center. He joined Daw & Ray, L.L.P as a law clerk while in school, and has since been promoted to Associate, Senior Associate, and now Partner.
During his time at Daw & Ray, L.L.P Mr. Carpenter has tried a number of lawsuits, including several wrongful death cases involving multiple fatalities, wherein his clients have received complete defense verdicts. Mr. Carpenter has worked in all aspects of civil defense litigation, with a focus on personal injury, premises liability, trucking, vehicle rollovers, fires and explosions, and product defects.
Mr. Carpenter is admitted to practice law before all Federal District Courts in Texas. He is involved with the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching courses in Trial Advocacy and Depositions as an adjunct professor, and serving as a judge for the Moot Court National Championships.