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Tara Candela RN

also known as Tara Candela

About Me

I have 10 years of nursing experience - including experience as a nurse educator - to bring to my practice as an attorney.


I received my law degree with honors from Stetson University College of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy. I also received book awards (the highest grades for the semester) in: Constitutional Litigation, Appellate Practice, and Advanced Torts. Prior to law school, I received a general AA, an ADN, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Both associate level degrees were obtained at St. Petersburg College, and my BSN was obtained from the University of South Florida. Currently, I am working towards a Masters in Nursing with a focus on health policy.





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Practice Areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 24%
    0 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 24%
    1 year
  3. Health Care: 24%
    3 years
  4. Personal Injury: 23%
    1 year
  5. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%



Contingent (25-30%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Dennis Wayne Tackett

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Candela is a top notch lawyer. She brings a wealth of medical knowledge to her practice of law. Her clients like her and her legal opponents respect her.


    Dennis Tackett Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jan Freerk Hoen

    I endorse this lawyer. As both a nurse and a lawyer, Tara has a strong background for handling cases with health care issues.


    Jan Hoen Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Candela Law, PLLC

602 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA, 22030



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Safety Star AwardJohns Hopkins Medicine2013
Book Award: Constitutional LitigationStetson College of Law2010
Book Award: Appellate Practice and ProcedureSteston College of Law2010
Book Award: Advanced TortsStetson College of Law2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGeorge Mason University2015 - Present
OwnerCandela Law, PLLC2014 - Present
RN - Med-Surg TelemetryNursefinders2014 - Present
Clinical FacultyChamberlain College of Nursing2011 - 2014
Nurse AttorneyTara Candela, RN, Esquire2011 - 2014
Law ClerkChristopher N. Ligori, P.A.2008 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Trial Lawyers Association of DCN/A2015 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Virginia Bar Association, Health Law SectionN/AN/A
Alexandria Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association of Nurse AttorneysN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chamberlain College of NursingHealth Policy and AdministrationN/A2014
Stetson University College of LawAdvocacyJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of South FloridaNursingN/A2006
St. Petersburg CollegeNursingN/A2004