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David Carpenter - Trust Counsel, ESOP Trustee

David has a B.S.B.A. in Economics from the University of Tulsa and a J.D. from Oklahoma University College of Law. In the 1980’s, he was the senior Civil Assistant District Attorney for Tulsa County, Oklahoma, regularly giving advice and counsel to Tulsa County elected officials, and returned to the private practice of law, emphasizing personal and business finance law, in 1984.

David has over twenty-nine years of experience in the practice of law and has practiced in both the public and private sectors. His experience includes international and domestic asset protection strategies, trust and estate planning, Medicaid planning, and business and wealth succession strategies.

At one time David was managing partner of the largest consumer bankruptcy law firm in the State of Oklahoma, and was privileged to argue a case before the United States Supreme Court in 1993, which resulted in Congressional action to correct lender impropriety in the treatment of home mortgages in bankruptcy.

David is an accomplished musician, having previously played principal horn in the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra for over seven years. He is active at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, where he has served on the Music and Arts Committee, the Work Area on Missions and the Administrative Board.  David is active in Masonic fraternity, and has served as past Master of two separate lodges in Oklahoma.

David and his wife, Kendall, have two children.

David Carpenter
ESOP Association
NCEO Kelso