Paula McCandlis

Paula McCandlis

Brett McCandlis & Brown - Washington's Injury Lawyers
  • Insurance Claims, Personal Injury
  • Washington
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Summary

I was born in an army hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky. My father was in the army, and before I was a year old and my older brother two years old, my father had died in Vietnam. A widow at 24 years of age with two babies in diapers, my mother felt that the best education she could give my brother and me was real world experience. So for a year, when I was a junior in high school, we backpacked around the world. I traveled through numerous countries and regions (China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, India, Nepal, Europe), and often we would stay for several weeks in one spot, so we could really get to know the area.

With the help of VA benefits and working evening jobs, I put myself through school. In 1992, I graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a dual degree in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Upon graduation I began working for three attorneys, and within the year I knew I wanted to be an attorney. I attended Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane and graduated in 1996.

I love the law because it lets me solve problems. The law lets me meet and work with so many interesting people with fascinating stories and histories. The law allows me to discuss legal issues from a layman's perspective, a lawyer's perspective, a judge's perspective, and a philosopher's perspective. I get to ask, answer, and think about the tough questions.

Education
Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D.
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University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A.
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
- Current
Partner
Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers
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Owner
Paula McCandlis Attorney at Law
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Supervising Attorney
Law Advocates
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Adjunct Professor
Whatcom Community College
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Professional Associations
Whatcom County Superior Court
Commissioner Pro Tem
Current
Brigid Collins Family Support Center
Former President, Board of Directors
Current
Whatcom Community College Paralegal Program
Adjunct Professor
Current
Whatcom County Bar Association
Vice President
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Brett McCandlis & Brown - Washington's Injury Attorneys
Website
Brett McCandlis & Brown - Wrongful Death Attorneys
Blog
Paula's Page - Bellingham, Law and Miscellanea
Contact & Map
Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
4400 NE 77th Ave.
Suite 275
Vancouver, WA 98662
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 925-1875
Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
1001 4th Ave.
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
USA
Telephone: (800) 925-1875
Fax: (866) 437-0623
Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
1310 10th Street
Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
USA
Telephone: (800) 925-1875
Fax: (866) 437-0623
Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
1312 North Monroe Street
Suite F-179
Spokane, WA 99201
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 925-1875
Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC
2722 Colby Ave.
Suite 105
Everett, WA 98201
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 925-1875