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Brett Carpenter

t: 919.783.2923

Brett Carpenter focuses on preventing and resolving employment issues for employers of varying sizes, based throughout the country, with matters in North Carolina and in federal court.

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Brett is experienced in many areas of labor and employment law, including race, age, gender, religion, national origin, and disability employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, and wage and hour claims. He defends clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, in state and federal courts, and in arbitration.

Areas of Focus


  • Defends claims in various administrative agencies and lawsuits in arbitration and in state and federal courts, involving wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour complaints
  • Handles appeals in various courts of appeal
  • Assists employers with defending state and national class action lawsuits involving background check, wage and hour, and public accommodation claims
  • Oversees onsite investigations into various employment-related complaints
  • Provides advice and counsel to employers on matters involving a wide variety of employment issues, including discipline and discharge, independent contractor classifications, disability law, and family, medical, and other types of protected leave
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+Certifications & Specializations

Certified Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma by the Legal Lean Sigma Institute®


Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 2014, Magna Cum Laude

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 2005

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly inaugural class of Rising Stars

National Member of the Order of the Barristers

Campbell Law Review, Comments Editor Moot Court

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