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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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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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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|ID||Authorized to practice law||2006||08/12/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Public Interest Award||Santa Clara School of Law||2000|
|Quarterfinalist||Santa Clara University Honors Moot Court||2000|
|Emery Scholarship||Santa Clara University||1997|
|Senior Counsel Property Law||Desh International and Business Law||2015 - Present|
|Principal||Candace M. Wilkerson, Attorney at Law (ID and WA)||2009 - Present|
|Associate||Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny||2010 - 2010|
|Of Counsel||Wilson Law Firm||2006 - 2009|
|Associate||Schwartz & Cera LLP||2004 - 2005|
|Deputy Public Defender II||Humboldt County (CA) Office of Conflict Counsel||2002 - 2004|
|Principal||Candace M. Wilkerson, Attorney at Law (CA)||2002 - 2002|
|Associate||Law Office of Jeanne Tunison-Campbell||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2000 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Second Chance Animal Adoption, Inc.||Board of Directors||2007 - 2009|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of California - Santa Cruz||Environmental Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Bridging the Gap||Trusts and Estates||2014|