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Brent Carpenter

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From contract negotiation, through project management, to dispute resolution, Brent Carpenter represents owners, governmental bodies, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all stages of private and public construction projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Brent's construction law experience includes negotiating and drafting private contracts, guiding clients through the public procurement process, including bid protests, and assisting in contract administration. He also prepares, prosecutes, defends against, and resolves a variety of claims, including lien, bond, differing site conditions, and delay claims.  In all cases, Brent seeks to identify issues before they become disputes, and effectively and efficiently resolve disputes that do arise, whether through settlement, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation.

Education & Admissions

  • ​B.A., New York University, cum laude, 1995
  • J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Lewis and Clark Law School, 2009
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals


Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association, Public Contracts Law Section
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Associated General Contractors
  • National Utility Contractors Association
  • Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon
  • Associated Builders and Contractors

Awards and Honors

  • Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Award, 2008


  • Assisted in 2011 revision of Proving and Defending Claims on Construction Projects, in Construction Law (Oregon State Bar, Legal Publications, 2011)
  • Comment, Warm is the New Cold: Global Warming, Oil, UNCLOS Article 76, and How an Arctic Treaty Might Stop a New Cold War. 39 Envtl. L. 215-52 (2009)



  • "Representing Subcontractors in Litigation," Orecon Construction Law Seminar, September 2015
  • 2013 AIA Contracts Seminar:  Dispute Resolution and Waiver of Consequential Damages

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