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Jeffrey S. Carpenter, J.D.


Class of 1987
Inducted 2014
Criminal Justice

Jeffrey S. Carpenter is a 1987 graduate of Herkimer College with an associate in applied science degree in Criminal Justice. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from The American University and his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992. He opened his own law office in Herkimer in 1993 and served briefly as village attorney in Mohawk and town justice in Herkimer. He became the Assistant District Attorney of Herkimer County in 2002. Jeff then achieved a life-long dream with his election to the position of Herkimer County District Attorney in 2013. Jeff taught at Herkimer College from 1993 through 2012 and is responsible for donating the law collection to the Herkimer College Library. Jeff’s commitment to the Herkimer County community as well as his dedication to Herkimer College are priorities of his and his honesty and integrity are qualities of his that are admired by many.