On February 13, 1995, Paul Zuckerman and I officially started Carpenter & Zuckerman – now Carpenter, Zuckerman &
Rowley. Paul and I had met the first day of law school at Southwestern in Los Angeles. We both graduated together in 1991,
studied and took the bar together and then shipped our Harley Davidsons to Europe where we toured the continent on our bikes
while waiting for our bar results. I still like to do motorcycle cases.
I am an experienced jury trial lawyer. Over the past 20 years, I have won more than $100 million for individuals with life-altering
injuries. My practice focuses on helping clients with the gravest injuries – especially traumatic brain injuries – recover the money
they need to re-establish their lives.
I am a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Attorney s College. I pride myself on trying tough but meritorious cases; I do not take the easy
cases to trial and then brag about the results. I started out handling and trying cases other law firms rejected. I know how to try
tough cases and get good results. In 2017, I was nominated for “Attorney of the Year” by the prestigious Consumer Attorney s
Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). In addition to trial work, I also have an active appellate practice. Twice the California
Supreme Court has granted my petitions for review. I have been selected as a Top 100 Attorney and have had work recognized by
VerdictSearch’s “Verdict of the Week.”
I was raised by a single mother from the age of 6 months in Los Angeles county. My mom worked two jobs, one as a legal
secretary and the other as a waitress to support me. My mom met and eventually married a lawyer named Greg Larson when I
was in the 4th grade. It was the first time I had a father in my life. Greg turned out to be the most influential person in my life. Greg
is my dad and I am the man I am today very much because of him.
I am very passionate about the welfare of children; I have two youngsters of my own. My daughter Charlotte was born in March of
2011. My son Jack was born in November of 2016. I waited to start having a family because I was afraid I wouldn’t be a good
father because of all the time I spent working on and trying cases. So, I waited until I knew I had the time to do a good job and be
present for my kids. Getting married and having kids is the best decision I ever made. I love being a husband and father, it is the
best part of my life. In my spare time I love the ocean, sailing and surfing.