Robert C.
(828) 254-4778
(828) 412-4022
Twitter @asklawnc
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Eastern Cherokee Tribal Court
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. Political Science, 2001

Robert C. "Bo" Carpenter

Bo has over fourteen years’ experience, and has developed a uniquely diverse practice during his career.  He has specific expertise in employment law, real property and construction disputes, railroad law, substance abuse treatment law, and small business counseling and representation. He is recognized by his peers multiple times as a “Legal Elite” in employment law by Business North Carolina magazine and named a “Rising Star” attorney in employment law by Super Lawyers magazine for many consecutive years.

Bo joined Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl (now Allen Stahl + Kilbourne) in 2017 in order to further grow his employment law, small business representation, and general civil litigation practice areas. Bo regularly advises businesses on employment law and other legal matters and litigates a wide variety of legal disputes especially matters involving real property and construction.

He is well-versed in all stages of litigation from the initial pleadings through discovery, dispositive motions and trial, and up on appeal. He is equally well-equipped to draft form contracts for small businesses, train employers on sexual harassment and other employment laws, and counsel clients through complex legal matters. Bo prides himself on his quick responsiveness and ability to help a wide variety of clients whatever their legal needs.

Bo grew up in Sylva, NC and can trace his Carpenter family roots in Western North Carolina, specifically Macon County, to the 1700s and his mother’s family roots nearly as far in Jackson County. His grandfather, Senator Bob Carpenter, was an eight term State Senator for Western North Carolina. Like his grandfather, Bo believes strongly in community service and helping those in need.


  • Business NC's Legal Elite, Employment Law 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor Law 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Buncombe County Bar (28th Judicial District), Treasurer, 2014-2017, Pro Bono Committee, 2018 –
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Police Benevolent Association (referral attorney)
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal – CJA panel member
  • Our Voice Board of Directors, 2015-2019, President, 2017-2019, Vice President, 2016-2017, Treasurer, 2015-2017
  • Pisgah Legal Services, MAVL Volunteer, 2007 -  ,Hotline Volunteer, 2007 - , 2018 Attorney Volunteer Award
  • 2018 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society


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