Carlos Eduardo Cardenas

Carlos Eduardo Cardenas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in El Paso, TX

Law Office of Carlos Eduardo Cardenas, P.C.
 | 717 East San Antonio Avenue, Toltec Building - Third Floor
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-544-7860
Fax: 915-532-4768
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Administrative Law (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Since being licensed in Texas as an attorney on May 26, 1980, Carlos has focused his practice of law on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and civil litigation, and clients in administrative law proceedings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings in Austin.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1977 and earned his J.D. Degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western District, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He served on the Board of Directors of the El Paso Bar Association from 2002 to 2011; and as its President in 2009-2010.  He is a member of several professional organizations including his current service as Chair Emeritus of the Council for the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, and as Fellows Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation; the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), having served as President of the El Paso Chapter in 2014; as a Supreme Court of Texas appointee to the Texas Access to Justice Commission from 2011 to 2017; and designated as a Master in the George A. McAlmon American Inns of Court since 2015.  He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.

Carlos maintains offices in El Paso and Austin.

About Carlos Cardenas

Admitted: 1980, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/79901-tx-carlos-cardenas-12064...

Honors/Awards:

  • Duane A. Baker Professionalism Award, El Paso Bar Association, 2014
  • 2019, Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers (2017-2019), The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Access to Justice - Pro Bono Champion, Texas Bar Journal, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Ft. Bliss Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Administrative Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1989-1999)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellows Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation, 2019
  • President of the El Paso Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates  (ABOTA) (2014) 
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Council of the Litigation Section for the State Bar of Texas (2017-2018)
  • Chair, Local Bar Services Committee of the State Bar of Texas (2011-12)
  • President of the El Paso Bar Association (2009-2010)
  • Master in the George A. McAlmon American Inns of Court (2015 to Present)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Pro Bono Attorney - Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center (2018-2019)
  • Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community - United States House of Representatives, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service - Black El Paso Democrats, 2011
  • Member of the Board of Directors - Texas Civil Rights Project (2011-2016)
  • Supreme Court of Texas Appointee to the Texas Access to Justice Commission (2011-2017)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Texas Appleseed (2018-2019)

Representative Clients:

  • Widows and orphans in wrongful death cases, and licensed professionals and business entities in administrative law proceedings.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • My Daughter, Mary Elizabeth Cardenas

Educational Background:

  • BSBA from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. - 1977;  University of Texas School of Law, J.D. - 1980

Industry Groups

  • Administrative Law - Texas Medical Board
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Texas Board of Dental Examiners
  • Texas Board of Nursing
  • Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Education Agency

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Office Location for Carlos Eduardo Cardenas

717 East San Antonio Avenue
Toltec Building - Third Floor
El Paso, TX 79901

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Last Updated: 6/23/2019

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