Our Senior Litigation Paralegal, Wilda Carden, has obtained an education in accounting and general business from Kerr’s Business College. Wilda began working in the legal field as an accounting clerk and administrative assistant. She quickly began training as a Paralegal, which lead her to obtain a Paralegal Certificate from the Professional Career Development Institute.
With over 34 years of experience in the legal field, she spent most of her career with a focus on asbestos litigation. Wilda has broad experience with personal injury in the area of asbestos, as well as other complex litigation cases in many State and Federal courts. She has a depth of experience in managing litigation matters from case inception and investigation through trial preparation and case resolution. Wilda’s extensive experience has made her effective as a mentor in training other staff, establishing firm procedures, and supporting the firm’s attorneys on a broad range of client matters. She is great with people and establishing rapports with clients and witnesses as well as other firm contacts. Wilda excels in many areas, including conducting research, managing document procurement and organization, discovery processes, coordinating with experts, and preparing and organizing exhibits and demonstratives for trial.
After losing her husband to an asbestos-related illness in 2019, her passion for being an advocate for those suffering from illness and loss of loved ones due to asbestos exposure intensified. Realizing our firm’s shared passion, she accepted a position with The Halpern Law Firm in 2021.
Originally from Georgia, Wilda moved to South Carolina 37 years ago. She is an animal care advocate and enjoys participating in the local family and children’s services, especially the “Secret Santa” program. Wilda participates in events for nursing home residents and a local group foster care home for girls. In her leisure time, she loves reading, spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, and taking trips to California to visit her son and his family.