Ken Carden (Carden Law Office)

Of Counsel Attorney (Dallas/Ft. Worth area)



Kenneth Carden graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970 and was commissioned into the United States Regular Army as an infantry lieutenant. He was injured and retired as a T-5 paraplegic, now using a wheelchair.


He earned his law degree, graduating from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1975. Kenneth became a successful trial lawyer with over 300 jury trials, and is licensed to practice of law before the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all Federal District Courts of Texas, and all state trial and appellate courts in the State of Texas and the State of Illinois.


Before associating himself with Cirkiel & Associates, his practice consisted exclusively of disability civil rights law under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Texas Architectural Barrier Act, the Texas Fair Housing Act, and the Texas Human Resources Code.


Kenneth is an avid sailor and lived on a 34foot sloop named Makaila from 1985 to 1990. He sailed from Galveston to Grenada, until he lost his boat in Hurricane Hugo while in Puerto Rico. He is now working with Galveston Community Sailing to bring the life-time sport of sailing to the disabled and to develop Sea Scout Base, Galveston, into a U.S. Sailing Paralympic Sailing Center.