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Joshua William Carden

Employment and labor Attorney at Irving, TX

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 18 years
    Arizona - AZ 21 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    This is my wheelhouse, most of my cases can be summed up under the general category of employment law. Add this percentage to the other employment-related categories I've added for a better picture of this.

    19 years

  2. Tax
    This category is really limited to "Texas commercial property taxes" - but that's not an Avvo catgory. Together with Trey Cobb, an excellent property tax consultant, we can handle everything from valuation issues to exemption issues.

    17 years

  3. Appeals
    Civil Appeals are my first love. Of course, most cases don't ever get an appeal - but when you need an appeal, I'm ready to go! I've filed briefs at the Texas, Arizona, and United States Supreme Courts - as well as the intermediate appellate courts.

  4. Wrongful termination

  5. Discrimination

  6. Sexual harassment

  7. Constitutional

  8. Election campaigns and political law
    I've represented governments and I've represented voters - our elections ought to be constitutional and fair!

    14 years

  9. Litigation
    This is the "catch all" category for any cases not involving one of the other areas - I am a courthouse lawyer, not a transactions lawyer.

    22 years

I am a "strategic interpretive replicator."  Basically, I see or experience success in one context and I do my best to replicate it in another. The law presents a fascinating opportunity to apply that ability by taking a mixture of facts, personalities, case law, statutes, experience, and extracting the useful parts of each to apply to my next case.

I enjoy helping people who have been fired or discriminated against for the wrong reasons - especially when it's companies or individuals who should know better. As a former small business owner, I also enjoys helping small and mid-size businesses avoid employment-related disputes by either taking steps NOW to prevent that risk or defending a lawsuit when it happens.  I absolutely love being part of the appellate process to either defend a great result or change a bad one.

I am married with two daughters (8 & 5). My interests include reading, writing, piano (30+ years), shooting (not hunting), aviation, foreign travel, and saving for the weddings.


Joshua Carden Law Firm, P.C.
545 E John Carpenter Fwy Ste 300
Irving, TX, 75062-3964
Joshua Carden Law Firm, P.C.
16427 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 401
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
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Posted by John | June 25, 2014
Top of The Line Professional
He believes in winning and he does. He did an excellent job of defending me in a frivolous lawsuit brought against me by an HOA in Parker County District Court and I wish he still lived here so I could avail myself of his services again. He also defended a neighbor against the same Hoa and literally skinned them, and made it look easy. I would highly recommend him if you want a favorable outcome.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-395 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-55%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Joshua Carden Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • President
  • Joshua Carden Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Eggleston Flowers & King
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Litigation Staff Attorney
  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • 2002 - 2005
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  • Regent University
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Caye Publishing v. Cobb (2d Ct. App - Texas)
  • REVERSED successfully on appeal - Court held that injunction was overbroad and trial judge abused discretion


  • Arizona Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Servant Leadership Award
  • Regent University
  • 2002
  • President's Servant Leadership Award
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • 1998


Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Joshua
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is extremely knowledgeable and goes the extra mile for his clients. Solid lawyer you can trust."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a gifted attorney and a pleasure to work with. He represents his clients with skill and ethics. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Joshua for years and practiced with him for 3 years. I can attest to his intellect, tenacity, and professionalism. He is one of the best courtroom orators I have seen, both at the trial court level and in the appellate court setting. Joshua genuinely cares for his clients and their cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I know Joshua, personally and have seen his excellent work up close. He is articulate, bright, hard-working and caring. I have no problem referring clients to Josh. I know they will be taken care of."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is always a pleasure to colaborate and work with Joshua on cases and to see first hand his depth of experienec and knowlege that he brings to his practice. And he is hilarious."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is my go to guy when it comes to Employment Law issues. Josh is extremely knowledgeable and experienced as a litigator. He handles is cases with a great level of calm and poise and I have seen him get great results for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh has an ability to communicate with judges on appeal in ways that few attorneys can do. He has a knack for taking difficult cases that had been lost at the trial level and winning those cases on appeal. Moreover, he is thoughtful and circumspect. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have sent several clients to Josh and each time my client has been very pleased. He is not only skilled at what he does, but has a great sense of humor and is personable. What greater recommendation can I give than continuing to send him my clients? Call him any time you have an employment law issue."
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