J.D., Hastings College of Law
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.
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 strategies 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.
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Thanks so much for all your help with my case and your persistence and guidance. I’m so glad it’s finally over! What a relief. I really appreciate all your efforts.- H.W.
While working with Jivaka Candappa on several cases, I was deeply impressed by his commitment to staying true to his personal core values in his professional conduct: integrity, equality, and a passionate commitment to justice. His real-time competence and fine wit increase his effectiveness with opposing counsel, the bench and juries. If the situation were ever to warrant it, I would not hesitate to hire Jivaka to represent or defend my own interests.- Christopher W. Rose, Attorney
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