About

Los Angeles Civil Rights & Criminal Defense Attorneys

Candappa Law Firm is dedicated to protecting your rights and defending you against injustice. We are aggressive, skillful, and passionate trial attorneys. Our practice areas include civil rights, criminal defense, education, employment and personal injury law.
 
We have successfully litigated complex cases in state and federal courts and obtained excellent results for our clients. Our civil rights cases include police misconduct, excessive force and false arrest, as well as freedom of speech and race and disability discrimination. We have also represented clients in criminal defense cases involving felony and misdemeanor charges. We are not afraid to take on challenging cases and will aggressively fight for you.
 
Jivaka Candappa is the principal attorney of Candappa Law Firm. With more than a decade of trial experience, he has tried over 50 trials to verdict in federal and state courts. Mr. Candappa has been 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.
 
We have co-counseled cases with the American Civil Liberties Union and are a member of the National Lawyers Guild’s National Police Accountability Project, which is dedicated to ending police abuse.
 
Candappa Law Firm is located in Pasadena and serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, and San Diego counties. We are also available to handle cases throughout California. 
 

 

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Testimonials

Jivaka is my colleague to whom I refer the toughest of cases. Jivaka has that rare combination of eloquence, passion and grit that reminds me of why we went to law school. It's not just that he is a skilled orator and writer. He can work through a problem with the thoughtfulness and clarity of purpose that enables him to overcome obstacles and achieve terrific results when other lawyers would throw in the towel. He is intimidated by nothing. He handles the courtroom with a tactical sophistication and skill that makes me look forward to many other cases with him.

- Alanna Coopersmith, Attorney

The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank that focuses on increasing public participation and fair debate on critical food and agriculture, poverty and international development issues. Our successful campaigns in the U.S. and abroad, especially on the topic of international land deals, have resulted in threats of legal action. The thoroughness, timely response, and attentiveness to every detail by our legal counsel, Jivaka Candappa, allows us to continue with our mission without operating from a place of fear. In this struggle of David vs. Goliath, Jivaka Candappa's legal support is an invaluable asset to us!

- Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director
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739 East Walnut St.
Suite 204
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 345-5334