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Joshua Carpenter attended BYU and the University of Utah for his undergraduate degrees of Spanish and Political Science. He is bilingual in Spanish and English, and went to law school in Arlington, VA at George Mason University. Joshua Carpenter is a former police officer, who started his legal career in Washington DC before moving west to be closer to family. In 2004, he founded Carpenter & Associates.
For almost 20 years Josh has been the firm managing partner. During that time, he has fought relentlessly on behalf of the victims of domestic violence, as well as honed his craft of litigation through dozens of trials. He was lawyer of the year for various domestic violence shelters and legal organizations for 15 straight years, and was frequently interviewed for news programs as an attorney advisor with the Police Department Stalking and Domestic Violence Unit. Josh has a PhD in child psychology, which he uses every single day in the court system to fight for abused and neglected kids. Last year Josh's law firm provided over $250,000 in free legal work for victims of domestic violence, abuse and neglect. Waking up at 3:30 every morning, Josh works 16 hours per day helping other people in an industry where conflict is high, and appreciation is not. Josh is also the Staff Judge Advocate for the Texas Military Department State Security Unit, where he is heavily involved in the legalities of State Security.
Josh's most important role is that of a Father. He has 7 children with his wife of 22 years, with the oldest in college, and the youngest being a toddler. He serves as a coach, trainer, and has also been elected to the local School Board. Overall Josh is quick to smile and crack a joke, but fiercely fights for his clients.
While having received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law and having over ten years experience as a practicing attorney, Andrew chose to join our team in a support role that provides a level of experience and expertise to our clients that is rare among law firms. Andrew has experience with civil litigation, estate planning, probate, family law and criminal defense. He is also quite politically active and has been a leader in his community for decades.
Aside from the legal field and politics, Andrew is very much a family man. He is a devoted husband having been married for eight years and a doting father of two children.
He also enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and exercise but also finds joy in cooking and baking. The latter two traits being greatly appreciated by his family, friends and coworkers.
Nida Zahid graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Business and Political Science and earned her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan Cooley Law School in 2016. While at law school she interned at the District Attorney's office in the Domestic Violence Unit. While doing an externship out of law school, Nida focused on family law and personal injury law where she fought tirelessly for her clients. She has always believed in fighting for those that do not have a voice and that is what drives her in being a strong advocate for the clients.
Nida was born in Chicago and raised in the DFW metroplex; which is where she now lives with her husband and two boys. In her free time, she is busy chasing after her boys, travelling, and spending quality time with the family and friends.
Danielle is a paralegal with over 5 years of experience in the field of Family Law. Danielle is from a small town outside of Houston and attended the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in History. Danielle also attended Alvin Community College, where she received two Associate's Degrees; she received her first degree in General Studies in 2013 while she was still in high school and the other in Paralegal Studies in 2019.
Danielle considers herself an eternal student and is always eager to learn new things and prides herself on her knowledge of random trivia.
When Danielle is not at work she likes to spend time at home reading, painting, playing with her dog, Tiberius and spending time with her partner