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Joshua W Carden


Carden Livesay, Ltd.

Joshua Carden likes helping people in the field of employment law, be they wrongfully terminated employees, businesses wanting to stay out of trouble, or lawyers needing a sounding board for ideas. While the vast majority of his work is on the Plaintiffs’ side of the “v.,” he represents just enough businesses to keep himself intellectually honest. He has the dubious distinction of filing or defending 141 lawsuits in state and federal court since launching his solo practice in 2015.
He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona since 2002 and his home state of Texas since 2005. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University in Grand Prairie, Texas with a B.A. in political science, then from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA – both with honors.

Joshua is a Board member of the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association. In 2015, Joshua was appointed by Governor Ducey to the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board, working closely with the Arizona Attorney General’s office to monitor and safeguard the civil rights of Arizonans, including employment and fair housing. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of that Board.

Last but not least, he is married with two daughters (15 and 12). He enjoys reading, writing, piano (40+ years), shooting (not hunting), aviation, foreign travel, and saving for the weddings. He does not enjoy boilerplate discovery objections from defense firms, separate statements of fact in summary judgment motions that exceed 200 paragraphs, or re-reading the Supreme Court decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services. Published in 2016, his first e-book The Employee’s Guide To The EEOC has been downloaded almost 300 times from