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Jivaka Candappa is the principal of the Candappa Law Firm. He is an aggressive and passionate trial lawyer with 18 years of experience in civil rights, employment, health care, personal injury, criminal defense, and public entity litigation. He has tried over 50 cases to verdict in federal and state courts. In 2012 and 2013, he was 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.
Mr. Candappa has served as lead counsel in many employment, civil rights, personal injury and criminal defense cases. Through hard work and creative trial lawyering, Mr. Candappa secured a number of seven-figure settlements on behalf of his clients in civil cases. Mr. Candappa successfully represented Janice Dickinson in her defamation case against Bill Cosby. His representation of Ms. Dickinson in the California Court of Appeal resulted in a published opinion in Ms. Dickinson’s favor and paved the way for Ms. Dickinson’s highly publicized settlement of her case.
Mr. Candappa was formerly a Deputy Public Defender with the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office in Northern California, where he maintained an excellent track record as a trial attorney. In cases that he tried before juries, Mr. Candappa obtained better results for his clients than the plea bargains offered by prosecutors and the courts.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys Rising Stars||San Francisco Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top Attorneys Rising Stars||San Francisco Magazine||2012|
|Top Verdict Search Settlements||The Recorder||2012|
|Owner/Principal||Candappa Law Firm||2019 - Present|
|Managing Attorney/Senior Attorney||The Bloom Firm||2015 - 2018|
|Owner||Law Office of Jivaka Candappa||2007 - 2014|
|Deputy Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender, Contra Costa County, CA||2004 - 2007|
|University of California, Hastings College of The Law||Doctor of Law (J.D.)||2002|
|Janice Dickinson v. William H. Cosby, Case No. BC580909||The case ultimately settled in 2019 for a very large confidential amount.|
|Helen Langley et al. v. City of Los Angeles et al, Case No. 2:17-cv-05490 FMO (2019)||Case settled for $1.35 million|
|Isiah Washington v. Sierra Aluminum Co. et al, Case No. 5:16-cv-00298 DMG||Confidential settlement|
|AIG v. William H. Cosby and Janice Dickinson, Case No. cv 15-04842 BRO||Ms. Dickinson reached a very large settlement with Bill Cosby's insurance company|
|JA Prelitgation Demand||Confidential six-figure settlement prior to litigation|
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