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Candace is a litigator with substantial experience in all aspects of civil and criminal trial work, including jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings and appeals. 


She practices real estate litigation and transactions, and estate planning, probates and trusts. 


Estate planning is designed to ensure that the planner’s final wishes are known and implemented after death.  Probate is the legal process of administering an individual’s property and debts after his or her death.


Having seen the results of non-planning or poor planning resulting in extensive litigation, Candace is passionate about ensuring a person’s wishes are known, understood, and carried out after death. 


Her estate planning includes creating, amending, and reviewing wills, simple and tax-planning trusts, powers of attorney for finance and healthcare, and healthcare directives; and consulting on the best legal strategies for providing for individual and family financial protection.


Candace’s probate work includes handling uncontested and contested probates for estates with or without a valid will, while representing beneficiaries, heirs, personal representatives or creditors


Her work in real estate has included quiet title and foreclosure, residential and commercial lease drafting and litigation, and creation and review of various real property documents.


 


She received her B.A. in 1995 from the University of California, Santa Cruz,   and her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara (California) University School of Law in 2000.  She is licensed to practice law in Washington, Idaho, and California, although her California Bar license is currently inactive.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Probate: 40%
    12 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    10 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Elizabeth de Bagara Steen

    Candace can take care of your family. She's a tough litigator with high-level experience, and she's also a decent human being. She's who I would call for estate planning, probate, or other needs. She will be there for your family.

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    Elizabeth de Bagara Steen Administrative law Attorney
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  • Andrew Dinh Le

    Candace is a compassionate, responsive, and hardworking attorney who consistently looks for win-win solutions to complex problems. She genuinely cares about the well being of her clients and always goes above and beyond to help them. I highly recommend Candace.

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    Andrew Le Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Desh International and Business Law

11400 SE 8th St.
Ste 260
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201008/16/2016
IDAuthorized to practice law200608/12/2016
CAInactive200008/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Public Interest AwardSanta Clara School of Law2000
QuarterfinalistSanta Clara University Honors Moot Court2000
Emery ScholarshipSanta Clara University1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Counsel Property LawDesh International and Business Law2015 - Present
PrincipalCandace M. Wilkerson, Attorney at Law (ID and WA)2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Molly B. Kenny2010 - 2010
Of CounselWilson Law Firm2006 - 2009
AssociateSchwartz & Cera LLP2004 - 2005
Deputy Public Defender IIHumboldt County (CA) Office of Conflict Counsel2002 - 2004
PrincipalCandace M. Wilkerson, Attorney at Law (CA)2002 - 2002
AssociateLaw Office of Jeanne Tunison-Campbell2001 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2014
Second Chance Animal Adoption, Inc.Board of Directors2007 - 2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - Santa CruzEnvironmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bridging the GapTrusts and Estates2014