Vanessa Carpenter


Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Howard University
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Pro-Bono Activities

  • President, Board of Directors, 4400 MacArthur Condominium, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sunshine Early Learning Center, Inc.
  • Co-Chairperson, Southeast Children’s Fund, Inc.

Fraternities & Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations

  • The Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court, Master
  • 36th Annual District of Columbia Judicial Conference, Delegate Member
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • Washington Bar Association
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