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 developed a uniquely diverse practice where he has garnered significant experience in a variety of distinct practice areas. His diverse areas of practice reflect his personal journey as a WNC native with little exposure beyond these mountains, to someone who studied abroad in Japan and Korea, volunteered with AmeriCorps in five different states from California to Minnesota, and spent his early 20s living in Washington, D.C.

The throughline between his personal and professional life is a strong desire to help those in need and tackle the most complex of issues. He has proven this ability with both the individual client confronting a difficult issue or facing personal turmoil, as well as for the multi-million-dollar business client in high stakes commercial litigation.

While he is honored to be consistently selected by his peers for the Legal Elite and Super Lawyer recognitions, he takes the most pride in diligently serving his clients. He strives for excellence in all aspects of the representation, from responding quickly to client communications, to drafting superior legal briefs, and for everything else in between. He enjoys a job well done.

Bo continues to maintain a comprehensive legal practice that includes a healthy mix of litigation matters and advising and helping small businesses.  He lives on the side of a mountain in the Fairview area with his wife, three daughters, and plethora of cats and dogs.



  • Business NC's Legal Elite, Employment Law
  • Super Lawyers, General Litigation and Employment Law
  • 2018 Buncombe County Bar Attorney Volunteer of the Year
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Buncombe County Bar (28th Judicial District), Treasurer, 2014-2017, Pro Bono Committee, 2018 – 2022
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Police Benevolent Association (referral attorney)
  • Buncombe County Board of Elections – September 2021 to the present
  • Our Voice Board of Directors, 2015-2019, President, 2017-2019, Vice President, 2016-2017, Treasurer, 2015-2017
  • Pisgah Legal Services, MAVL Volunteer, Hotline Volunteer


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