Our History

Carter & Putnam is an experienced, professional, boutique law firm specializing in personal injury and criminal defense litigation. Tamara Putnam has over 25 years of combined experience in criminal defense and personal injury work. This bespoke law firm brings a wealth of experience gained while representing clients across multiple counties and states. This background gives a unique perspective and creative problem solving skills that we put to work for our clients. Tamara Putnam has dedicated her entire career to the pursuit of justice in personal injury and criminal defense work.

Our Attorney


Tamara Putnam

Partner/ Criminal & Personal Injury Lawyer
Rated by Super Lawyers

What our happy customers say

  • I’m a Sgt with the NJ dept. of Corrections. My estranged Ex-wife for the 3rd time filed domestic violence and harassment charges against me from Kansas in an effort to destroy my career and gain leverage in our ongoing custody battle over our daughter. She had lost custody in NJ. A conviction of ether charge would have ended my career and given my ex legitimate grounds for have custody reversed back to her. A friend in the F.B.I. called the Kansas office they Recommended Tamara Putnam. Mrs Putnam took the case and read through several boxes of court transcripts and several conversations to completely familiarize herself with the history of my difficult case history that spans over 5 years of litigation. Tamara was incredibly organized with all her evidence exhibits and game plan. It took tamara exactly 32 minutes to completely and utterly destroy my ex-wife credibility on the stand. After clearing me of all charges Mrs. Putnam filed a motion for my legal fee to be paid by my ex-wife. Judges almost NEVER grant legal fees. Mrs. Putnam got the judge to order my ex-wife to pay for every billable hour as well as my plane ticket and hotel stay that I incurred defending myself from these charges. In short Tamara kicked ass and took names. 32 MINUTES for a dismissal I wish I had a video of her at work. She ever makes it to the east coast drinks are on me. You would be hard pressed to find a better Attorney.

    Jose Esteves
  • I feel so blessed (and relieved) to have been represented by Carter & Putnam, specifically Tamara Putman, in my criminal case. My first offense – I was frightened, alone and definitely ill-equipped to attempt to handle my case alone. Within hours of taking my case, Ms Putnam had me released and back in my home – safely. The court experience is daunting, of course, but you never feel afraid. Carter & Putnam maintain contact, always keeping you abreast of any new developments or decisions in your case. When/If you go to court, you feel confident, prepared, and nearly smug with your representation (if you know what I mean). I am 100% satisfied with my case, and would confidently refer this firm to my friends and family.

    Jodie Murril
  • I had an out of state DUI case and they were so helpful and kind always prompt to respond either via phone or email. so happy i went to them! couldnt hacve asked for a better outcome! and i didn’t have to step foot in the court room at all! highly recommend them!

    Michael H.
  • I can’t say enough good things about Tamara. She worked very hard for me and delivered results on my case that I didn’t know were possible. She is kind, courteous and a true professional. I was also very impressed with her staff!

    Michele Downey
  • Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
    Amazing law firm, Tamara is awesome she is very intelligent, passionate, caring, and responsive. she is best lawyer I ve ever had. Thank you so much for all you did for me.

    Serkan Kurt
  • I can’t say it enough that if you are in any type of legal trouble you need to go to Carter & Putnam. My case was extraordinarily difficult and with their litigation skills and negotiation tactics my felony charges were dismissed. It took sometime and patience but I let them do their work and gathered anything I could think of that could be a great help to my case. I will always and forever recommend Carter & Putnam.

    Lisa Peterson
  • Being new to all this lawyering and litigation stuff, I was very hesitant to know what to expect. However, Tamara was over the top and so empathic to a person’s situation. I can tell she worked hard at this because in the end and midst of COVID, WE WON! Thank you for all your help!

    Weston Urbaniak