About

San Diego 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 15 years of trial experience, he has tried over 50 trials to verdict in federal and state courts. 
 
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 San Diego and serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties. We are also available to handle cases throughout California. 
 

 

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Testimonials

We were extremely satisfied with your work. Our previous attorney who we fired had left us in a mess and you started off hamstrung by his efforts. At every stage of the process of working with you, you consistently communicated with us, keeping us informed of every aspect of the case, and solicited our input, and followed our stated desires. When you were representing us, you really were representing us and not just trying to find an easy way out. The end result was that we were able to come up with the best solution in as quick a time frame as possible.

- John Licking

I wouldn’t consider my case closed without providing feedback about how Mr. Candappa stepped in and saved me from an unbelievable nightmare. At that time, I lived 600 hundred miles away and was tempted to plead guilty just to eliminate repeat court appearances. Fortunately, Mr. Candappa came to my rescue, advising me that if I was not guilty of any crime then I should not be tempted to plea bargain. Mr. Candappa did such a good job that the judge dismissed the case and overruled one of the other judge’s earlier rulings.

- R.N.
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3268 Governor Drive
#213
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 768-0080