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Jivaka Candappa

Jivaka Candappa

Candappa Law Firm
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Health Care Law ...
  • California
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If you need representation hire an experienced trial attorney that provides aggressive representation with proven results. Call us today (858)-768-0080.

Jivaka Candappa is the principal of the Candappa Law Firm. He is an aggressive and passionate trial lawyer with 18 years of experience in civil rights, employment, health care, personal injury, criminal defense, and public entity litigation. He has tried over 50 cases to verdict in federal and state courts. In 2012 and 2013, he was named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor that recognizes only 2.5% of attorneys in California for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Candappa has served as lead counsel in many employment, civil rights, personal injury, and criminal defense cases. Through hard work and creative trial lawyering, Mr. Candappa secured a number of seven-figure settlements on behalf of his clients in civil cases. Mr. Candappa successfully represented Janice Dickinson in her defamation case against Bill Cosby. His representation of Ms. Dickinson in the California Court of Appeal resulted in a published opinion in Ms. Dickinson’s favor and paved the way for Ms. Dickinson’s highly publicized settlement of her case.

Mr. Candappa was formerly a Deputy Public Defender with the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office in Northern California, where he maintained an excellent track record as a trial attorney. In cases that he tried before juries, Mr. Candappa obtained better results for his clients than the plea bargains offered by prosecutors and the courts.

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
J.D. (2002)
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Professional Experience
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Rising Star for Northern California
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top Attorneys Rising Stars
San Francisco Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
2011 Top Verdict Search Settlements
The Recorder
Professional Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association
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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
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Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Health Care Law
Personal Injury
Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Public Entity Litigation
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Candappa Law Firm
3268 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Telephone: (858) 768-0080