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Bacon Wilson announces Lisa Carpenter as Executive Director

Bacon Wilson is pleased to announce that Lisa Carpenter has joined the firm as the new Executive Director. Ms. Carpenter comes to Bacon Wilson with over 20 years of experience in legal administration and management in the Kansas City area, with specialized skills and expertise in law firm management and operations. She works directly with Bacon Wilson’s managing shareholder, Kenneth Albano, on all aspects of directing the firm’s five offices.

“Joining Bacon Wilson at this particular time – in the middle of a pandemic and during an important phase of the firm’s growth – is an exciting challenge. I received a very warm welcome from the attorneys and staff, and I’m gratified to say that my prior experience in operations management has allowed me to hit the ground running on Bacon Wilson’s many projects,” says Carpenter.

Before joining Bacon Wilson, Carpenter served as office administrator for Littler Mendelson P.C.’s Global Service Center in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as their Kansas City local practice office. Littler Mendelson P.C. is an international labor and employment law firm with offices in over 70 US locations and 15 countries. Prior to that, Carpenter worked for 14 years in operations management at the Kansas City headquarters of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, a large international product litigation firm with over 16 locations.

Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Friends University and is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (the ALA), where she has published multiple articles, including “Five Steps to Forming Business Partner Relationships” for Kansas City ALA publication The Hearsay, as well as “Nothing to be Afraid of… Successfully Requesting Vendor Proposals,” a piece on the request-for-proposal process for the ALA national publication, ALA Currents.

Lisa is originally from New England and made the decision to return to the area to be nearer to family; she has a son and a daughter who will each earn their master’s degree in May. Lisa lives in Connecticut and enjoys painting in her spare time.


Lisa Carpenter
Lisa Carpenter, Executive Director