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S. Candice Shikai

S. Candice Shikai


Candice Shikai’s practice focuses on defending corporate clients in litigation involving product liability and general liability matters.

Candice previously worked at law firms where she defended clients in a variety of cases at all stages of litigation. She has experience handling pre-trial work, from analysis of medical records, written discovery and depositions, to drafting pleadings and motions, including demurrers, motions for summary judgment and motions to compel arbitration.

Prior to that, Candice was a Fellow with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney - Business & Complex Civil Litigation Division. She served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jon S. Tigar in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and also as a Research Assistant for Professor David B. Oppenheimer at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where she conducted an in-depth study on the origins of diversity and the impact of Harvard University's admissions policies on modern day diversity initiatives.

In her free time, Candice enjoys training in classical voice, performing with the Legal Voices chorus in the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, traveling and taking spin classes.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015


  • University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 2015

    Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation's Judge Edward Kakita Scholarship 

    Asian American Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2008

    cum laude

    National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    J. Kubota Memorial Grant

    UCLA Asian Pacific Coalition, Director


Professional Associations

    • Japanese American Bar Association 
      —Board of Governors
      —Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Group
    • Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation 
      —Board of Directors
    • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
    • American Bar Association


  • Japanese