National Association for Legal Gun Defense to Feature Texas Criminal Attorney


Law Office of JL Carpenter to Discuss Trial Defense and Commentary for

Houston, Texas (October 24, 2017) – The National Association for Legal Gun Defense known as announces a unique arrangement to present accomplished Texas Criminal Defense Attorney JL Carpenter of Houston, Texas to educate, comment and discuss self-defense issues with its members and the general public as its spokesperson and media analyst.

“I was approached by for my experience working as a Government prosecutor and now as an accomplished criminal trial defense attorney who has the respect of my peers and my clients,” say JL Carpenter, Attorney at Law and Spokesperson, “I have a very busy practice and I am looking forward to serving my community via a national platform. I enjoy winning cases for my clients and helping them to avoid legal jeopardy that requires a vigorous and relentless defense.”

“We started over 7 years ago, with the idea of providing the most comprehensive litigation membership of its kind,” says Larry Keilberg, National Direct for the National Association for Legal Gun Defense, “We believe every American deserves his or her day in court, and with limited resources, we cannot represent everyone and therefore established a winning combination which is comprised of a membership which assists us with administrative, marketing and community support, and a generous fund that executes and disburses on actual cases on behalf of members.”

“We want it known in the marketplace that our members are aggressively protected by a network of trial attorneys across the U.S., on tribal lands and U.S. territories in the event of a self-defense situation with the use of any weapon and under victim’s rights, in the event of some other infringement of our member’s civil rights both criminally and civilly,” says Andy Valadez, Marketing Director and U.S. Marine Veteran, “A good defense is a great offense, and we are actively involved in the media and with social media groups to assist with life-saving information and aligning with wonderful thought-leaders who are mindful of the times we are living.” is a comprehensive litigation protection membership covering individuals, families and businesses in regards to personal protection with the use of any weapon in all 50 states, U.S. Territories and Tribal Lands.

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About JL Carpenter, Attorney at Law

J.L. Carpenter has worked both sides of the aisle, prosecuting and defending people facing criminal charges. In addition to gaining trial experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Carpenter has trained under highly skilled defense lawyers.

In 2006, J.L. Carpenter worked alongside the Honorable Craig A. Washington in United States v. Tyrone Mapletoft Williams what became known as the truck driver case.  In 2008, Lawyer Carpenter also assisted Attorney Chip B. Lewis in the State of Texas v. Timothy Shepherd a highly publicized murder trial in Harris County, Texas.

Today, J.L. Carpenter has over 17 years of trial experience and she has consistently and successfully represented citizens legally defending themselves. Some of her client reviews may be found at:

What that means for you as a client is that she understands how the prosecution thinks, what they are likely to look for as evidence and in negotiating a plea bargain should the case not go to trial. It also means Attorney Carpenter has the respect of her colleagues in the court.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2000
  • S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas, 1999 J.D.
  • Honors: Law Review – Member and Editor
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1997 B.S. Honors: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • Honored in H Texas Magazine as 2010 and 2017 Top Lawyers
  • Houston’s Top 100 Professionals

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Board Member
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Secretary
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation (HYLF) Fellow Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) Member
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NCDLA) Member