Joshua W. Carden, Attorney at Law
Getting to know me:
I like to refer to myself as a “strategic interpretive replicator” – someone who sees success in one area and reproduces it in another context. I can find someone else’s success story and translate it into my clients’ contexts, so that they do not have to repeat the mistakes of their colleagues and re-live the consequences.
In times of uncertainty, people and businesses have to choose where to spend their hard-earned money. As a result, I have developed a method for valuing cases based on anticipated outcomes, and I can thus create "alternative fee arrangements” that make high-quality legal services affordable again. And, no matter the outcome at the courthouse, I am always ready to go to the appellate courts to defend a good result or change a bad one.
Employment Law - Arizona
In the area of employment law, the question is not “if” you will run into problems – it’s “when.” Let’s be honest, the myriad of federal and state employment laws facing employers has triggered more than one trip to the drugstore for some antacids.
I have helped both employees and employers work through the confusing swirl of rights and wrongs here in Arizona. My experience working on behalf of employees has heightened my awareness to the pitfalls that many employers may not even realize they face until it is too late. Viewing each employer’s business through the lens of a potential lawsuit often sharpens the focus on where each of his business clients must make their changes to avoid those pitfalls. In employment law, an ounce of legal prevention is often truly worth a pound of lawsuit cure.
Property Tax - Texas
If you had told me in law school that I would love helping Texas businesses with property tax issues, I would have probably punched you! Yet, property tax has emerged as one of my favorite areas of law. Put simply, I get to sue the government for messing up your property taxes (which happens often!), and when we win, the government has to pay my fees! What's not to love? Together with Kirkwood and Darby, my favorite property tax consultants, we have achieved significant property tax reductions all over the state.
Professional Memberships and Activities
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Texas
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Employment Lawyers Association
Allied Attorney of the Alliance Defending Freedom
I'm married with two daughters (10 and 7). Interests include reading, writing, piano (35+ years), shooting (not hunting), aviation, foreign travel, and saving for the weddings.