Our Difference

You will immediately notice the difference in how Carpenter & Guy, PLLC responds to your individual needs. We are highly skilled lawyers in western North Carolina, who have combined our individual strengths to meet your legal needs.

Our Approach

We will form a comprehensive team around you, protecting your interests in every area necessary. We are here for you, your family, and your business, and we can be with you through every phase and transition that the future may bring.

Our Legal Services

We are a small, or as we like to say a ’boutique law firm’ who can handle most legal services you are likely to encounter over the course of a lifetime. We provide not only legal services, but understanding and compassion knowing you are dealing with important issues.  Whether beginning or ending a marriage, starting or selling a business, getting job related compensation, resolving a dispute, purchasing a new home, or planning for retirement. We will help you through it all. 

 Agatha Guy & Kimberly Carpenter

Carpenter,Guy & Arnold
Carpenter,Guy & Arnold

Workers' Compensation

Attorney Kim Carpenter provides legal assistance if you have been injured on the job and need help getting the Workers’ Compensation you deserve.

Family Law & Divorce

Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful things a person can go through. Protecting your interests through family law is a foundation of the service we bring to Western North Carolina. We provide the full range of divorce, custody, paternity and financial services associated with ending a marriage. Contact Attorney Kim Carpenter or go here for more information.

Business| Corporate

Business people need a dependable relationship with a lawyer prepared to participate in the business’ growth. Attorney Agatha Guy provides legal services to business and corporate clients with everything from entity formation and contracts, to debt collection and acquisitions.  She stands with businesses for the long haul. Click here for more information.

Personal Injury | Car Wrecks

Attorney Kim Carpenter provides personal injury legal assistance to people suffering from injuries caused by accidents, catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and wrongful death. Click here for more information:

Estate & Tax Law

Planning for end-life matters is becoming more important than ever. Our lives are longer, we are accumulating more, and require more to compensate for changing life-expectancies. Attorney Agatha Guy will help ensure you have considered all the fine points. Click here for more information.

Cherokee Court

If you are starting a business, have a civil dispute, or are injured on tribal land, it is imperative that you understand the complex and overlapping laws governing tribal lands. We do and can guide you through your tribal related matter. Contact Attorney Agatha Guy or click here for more information.

Real Estate Law

Protecting your financial investment by ensuring your real property transactions are sound is a cornerstone of our practice. Attorney Agatha Guy provides the full gambit of real property law services including real property transactions, disputes related to the purchase and sale of real property, and construction related matters. Click here for more information.

Social Security Disability

Unfortunately, people with disabilities do not always get the fair compensation they often need.  If you need help with Social Security Disability Claims & Appeals,  Kim Carpenter is our partner to contact.

Civil Litigation

Litigation is the process of resolving disputes through trial.  Attorney Kim Carpenter heads-up our litigation practice which encompasses business disputes, personal injury and negligence claims, construction law, contract breaches, real estate disputes, and many other matters.  Click here for more information.

Carpenter,Guy & Arnold
Carpenter,Guy & Arnold


We are attorneys dedicated to providing you and your family with a full complement of legal services. We are also parents and active members of our communities. We know that bad things happen to good people. We are committed to defending your rights, when it matters most.


Our lawyers each have individual strengths and focused areas of practice. We provide a multi-talented approach that offers the competent and reasonable legal guidance and professional service to our clients.

Attorney Kimberly Carpenter

Kimberly N. Carpenter


Kimberly has represented hundreds of injured workers in workers’ compensation cases before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and represented thousands of clients before the North Carolina state civil courts, Federal District Court, and Cherokee Tribal Court since she began practicing law in 1996.

Attorney Agatha Guy

Agatha B. Guy


Aggie has extensive experience in estate planning and estate administration. She has worked with the Jackson County Area Agency on Aging since 2008, helping area seniors with their estate plans. She currently serves as the Public Administrator of Jackson County. Aggie’s other practice areas include commercial and residential real estate, guardianships, land partitions, collections and business entity formation and governance.

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559 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779

Office Hours

9 AM –  5 PM,  Closed 12 – 1 PM

9 AM – Noon,  By appointment only 1- 4 PM


Closed Wednesday at noon through Friday
Christmas / New Year:
Closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, Jan 2

No Real Estate Closings:
November 30, 2022
December 16, 2022 - January 11, 2023

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Serving the counties of Jackson, Buncombe, Haywood, Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay, and the towns of Sylva, Murphy, Waynesville, Franklin, Bryson City, Hayesville, Robbinsville and the Cherokee Qualla Boundary.