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Carpenter Melanie L

Melanie L. Carpenter

  • Shareholder
  • 27 years experience

Iowa State University, B.S. University of South Dakota, J.D.

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Melanie has represented Woods Fuller clients with litigation needs since 1996. Whether civil litigation due to employment issues, insurance defense, or business disputes, she diligently represents her clients’ best interests.

A member of the moot court board during law school, she later served as a law clerk to the United States District Court, District of South Dakota, in Rapid City. She has been recognized repeatedly by peers in publications such as “Great Plains Super Lawyers” and the U.S. Business Edition of “Super Lawyers.”

Melanie is a member of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. She also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the South Dakota chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Melanie further works to better the community as a member of the Executive Committee of the Zoological Society of Sioux Falls.

Outside of the courtroom, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, coaching youth sports, athletics, and traveling.

BV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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Woods Fuller attorneys selected to 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

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Woods Fuller attorneys to present at Southeast South Dakota SHRM Spring Conference

Woods Fuller attorneys Melanie Carpenter and Tyler J. Coverdale will be the featured presenters at the Southeast South Dakota SHRM Spring Conference on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Woods Fuller attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

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