Gaumer, Emanuel, Carpenter & Goldsmith, P.C.


P.O. Box 601

111 West Second St.

Ottumwa, IA 52501





Michael Carpenter


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(641) 682-7579
(641) 682-6982
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Areas of Practice:

General Practice, including but not limited to Family Law, Criminal Law, School Law, Social Security Disability, Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

Iowa, 2004


B.A. University of Northern Iowa (1999)
M.A. University of Northern Iowa (2002)
J.D. University of Iowa (with distinction) (2004)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Iowa State Bar Association
Iowa Association for Justice


Michael Carpenter is a fifth generation Iowan. He was raised in Cedar Rapids, where he graduated from Jefferson High School in 1995. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in Geography and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. He then continued at U.N.I. and received a M.A. in Geography in 2002. Michael was then accepted into the University of Iowa School of Law. While at Iowa, Michael was a member of the Iowa Law Review, and he graduated with distinction in 2004. After graduation, Michael came to work for the Ottumwa firm of Webber, Gaumer & Emanuel. Michael was an associate attorney for Webber, Gaumer & Emanuel until 2009, when he and Bryan Goldsmith were elevated to partner, and the firm was renamed Gaumer, Emanuel, Carpenter & Goldsmith, P.C. Outside of work, Michael is involved in number of community organizations, including Hy-Noon Kiwanis, the Board of Directors of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, the Board of Directors of the Ottumwa Regional Health Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Ottumwa Library and the Library Foundation.