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14 Jul 2013

Jivaka Candappa Named 2013 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Jivaka Candappa has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013, an honor that recognizes only 2.5% of lawyers as top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. He was also named a Rising Star in 2012. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

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12 May 2013

Candappa Law Firm Wins Dismissals of Wrongful Charges Against Four Occupy Oakland Demonstrators

In January of 2012, the Candappa Law Firm, through the National Lawyers Guild, volunteered to provide free legal representation to four Occupy Oakland demonstrators who were wrongfully arrested and prosecuted for participating in demonstrations in the City of Oakland. The demonstrators were charged with misdemeanor crimes including battery on a police officer, resisting an officer, vandalism, and obstructing a sidewalk or street.

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06 Jul 2012

Jivaka Candappa Named 2012 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

Jivaka Candappa has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor that recognizes only 2.5% of lawyers as top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

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21 May 2012

Jivaka Candappa Named In Top Verdict Search Settlements by The Recorder

Jivaka Candappa is named in California’s 2011 Top Verdict Search Settlements by the leading legal magazine, The Recorder. Mr. Candappa was recognized for winning a $1 million settlement on behalf of drug treatment center against the City of San Jose in a federal disability discrimination case.

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23 Mar 2012

U.S. Occupy Activists Hit With Stay-Away Orders, Inter Press News

The American Civil Liberties Union responded in superior court to the Occupy Oakland activists’ stay-away orders with a habeas corpus writ, arguing that the orders violate constitutional protections. “They are all clearly violations of First Amendment rights, their right to engage in expressive activity,” said Jivaka Candappa, attorney for two of the four people named in the ACLU writ. “They wanted to break the back of the movement and this is a way of teaching these demonstrators a lesson,” he added. Candappa underscored that none of those facing stay-away orders has been convicted of a crime. “When someone is still fighting the charges, when they’re still presumed innocent under the constitution, to impose these restrictions on their First Amendment rights, is unreasonable,” he said.

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10 Feb 2012

Hearing Today on Bizarre Occupy Oakland Stay-Away Order Case, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Joseph Briones, 30, was arrested along with 408 others at an Occupy Oakland protest Jan. 28. He is one of 12 who were apparently issued the restraining orders, and is therefore barred from being within 300 yards of Oakland City Hall, potentially for the next three years, according to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick. According to Jivaka Candappa, one of the attorneys working on the stay-away order cases, “the orders are unconstitutional and unreasonable.”

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