Kristin Carpenter

Kristin Carpenter has focused her career in the practice of criminal defense work.  Before entering private practice, Ms. Carpenter worked as a Federal Public Defender from 2009-2015.  During her time as a federal public defender, she represented clients in federal court charged with crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, drug conspiracies, weapons offenses, bank robbery, and illegal re-entry.  Prior to becoming a federal public defender, Ms. Carpenter worked as an Assistant Winnebago County Public Defender, in which she represented defendants charged with misdemeanors, DUI’s, serious drug offenses and murder.



  • JD, Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, IL (2001)
  • BS, Criminal Justice, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO (1998)


  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar
  • Admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar
  • Admitted to the General Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division
  • Admitted to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA)