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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 over 17 years of litigation experience in civil rights, employment, health care, personal injury and public entity law. 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 was the Managing Attorney of The Bloom Firm for several years prior to starting the Candappa Law Firm. At The Bloom Firm, Mr. Candappa was instrumental in developing the firm's litigation strategy for high profile and complex cases. He was lead counsel in many employment, civil rights, and personal injury cases handled by The Bloom Firm. Through hard work and creative trial lawyering, Mr. Candappa secured a number of seven-figure settlements on behalf of his clients. 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 Hastings College of the Law
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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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, 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
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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