Carol Y. Kennedy

Carol Y. Kennedy is a dual citizen of both the United States and the Netherlands who was born in Muscat, Oman. She spent her elementary school years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after which her family moved to Tyler, Texas. After high school, Carol attended Centenary College of Louisiana on a full academic scholarship. After obtaining her B.A., she attended law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In law school, Carol served as an editor of the American Indian Law Review. She authored “Free, Prior Informed Consent; The Key to Self-Determination: An Analysis of the Kichwa People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador”, which was subsequently published in 2013.  She also received the Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Achievement, as well as the Public Service in Africa Fellowship. Upon graduating in 2013, she moved back to Texas.


Carol is licensed to practice law in Texas state courts and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts.  She joined Cooksey, Marcin & Huston, PLLC from another Houston-based medical malpractice defense firm in October 2017. In January 2020, Carol became a Partner of Cooksey, Marcin & Huston, PLLC.  Carol is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyer’s Association and the Greater Houston Society of Healthcare and Risk Management.  She has served as firm liaison for the HBA Lawyers for Literacy Book Drive and Vice-Chair of the HYLA Adopt-An-Angel Committee. In addition to English, Carol is fluent in Dutch.

Carol and her husband, Kade, live in The Woodlands and welcomed their son, Logan, in July 2017.  Carol and Kade love to travel.  On the weekends, they enjoy spending time with their son.