DeKalb Ethics

CANDACE RODGERS

CANDACE RODGERS

Attorney Rodgers began her legal career as a Judicial Intern to The Honorable M. Gino Brogdon in the Fulton County Superior Court, followed by internships at the Georgia Attorney General’s Office and the Supreme Court of Georgia with Justice Robert Benham. She has experience in practice areas including real estate, workers’ compensation, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. She was selected to the Super Lawyers 2019 Georgia Rising Stars List, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice that only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia receive.

Candace embodies the concept of service. In addition to her professional career serving her clients, she is active in her community. She has volunteered in community fairs to educate those without access to legal counsel and assisted with recommendations for issue resolution. She also served as the Oversight Committee Director on the Board of Directors of Village Connection, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the healthy transition of children in the foster care system.

Ms. Rodgers supports local and statewide political and election campaigns through volunteer efforts. Additionally, she is active at her local church where she participates in service activities including First Impressions Team, Praise and Worship Team, Choir and outreach in the community. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Candace is extremely passionate about mentorship and providing young girls and women with the necessary tools for healthy relationships, proper self-esteem and worth, character, and fortitude for their successful personal development.

PRATICE AREAS

  • Personal and Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability

EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION

  • Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Political Science, May 2001
  • Emory University School of Law, Doctor of Law, May 2004
  • Bar Admission, Georgia
  • State & Superior Courts, Georgia
  • Court of Appeals, Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Advocacy for Action
  • Member, DeKalb Lawyers Association
  • Member, Gate City Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Member, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL)
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization (2007 – 2015)
  • Treasurer, GABWA (2012 – 2014)
  • Judicial & Public Office Academy Graduate, GABWA (2013)
  • Woman to Woman Mentoring Committee Co-Chair, GABWA (2015)
  • Membership Invitation, The National Black Lawyers Top 100 (2016, 2019, 2021)
  • Sections Committee Co-Chair, GABWA (2016)
  • Secretary, Madison Square at Dunwoody Board of Directors (2017)
  • Political Action Committee Member, GABWA (2017)
  • Legal Education Chair, GABWA (2018)
  • Leadership Academy Graduate, GAWL (2018)
  • Membership Invitation, Lawyers of Distinction (2018, 2020)
  • Judicial and Public Office Academy Co-Chair, GABWA (2018)
  • ICLE Program Co-Chair, The Leader Within: Women in the Legal Profession (2018)
  • Leadership Committee, GAWL Foundation Board (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Georgia Rising Stars List (2019)
  • Board of Directors, Village Connection, Inc. (2019 – 2021)
  • Awards and Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair, GABWA (2022)
  • Judicial Review Committee Member, GABWA (2017 – present)
  • Member at Large, Madison Square at Dunwoody Board of Directors (2019 – present)
  • DeKalb County Board of Ethics, Appointment from Georgia Senate Delegation (2021 – present)

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