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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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Contact info

Candela Law, PLLC

1727 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 75%
    1 year
  2. Health Care: 25%



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • 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
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  • 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 accident Attorney
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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 AdministrationMSN - Master of Science in Nursing2014
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of South FloridaNursingBSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing2006
St Petersburg CollegeNursingAS - Associate of Science2004