High Profile Federal Defense Counsel

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Candice L. Fields

  • Sole Practitioner



Areas Of Practice

Criminal Defense
Federal White Collar Crimes
Mail/Wire Fraud
Bank Fraud
Money Laundering
Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud
Tax Evasion
Securities Fraud
Health and Healthcare Fraud
Business Litigation
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Federal Grand Jury
Grand Jury Subpoena
Grand Jury Witness/Testimony
Environmental Crimes
Breach of Contract
Federal Criminal Defense
Unlicensed Contractor
Hit and Run
Cyber/Internet Crimes
Civil And Criminal False Claims
Pandemic-Related Fraud
Whistleblower PPP Fraud Investigations
Financial Crimes
Investment Fraud
Felony Drug Crimes
Opioid-Related Charges
Preindictment Federal Criminal Investigations
State Crimes
Hunting Violations

With more than 20 years of experience as a litigator, Candice Fields represents individuals and entities in both federal and state court. While specializing in white collar criminal defense, Candice defends clients facing other felony and misdemeanor charges, as well.

Business disputes often arise in conjunction with other legal problems. Candice Fields' career includes significant experience in business litigation. Thus, she can assist clients with their legal issues, whether criminal or civil in nature.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1995
  • California, 1994


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Competed on the Roger J. Traynor California Moot Competition Team
  • University of California, Davis, Davis, California
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Rhetoric & Communication

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers (Northern California) for White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Named "Top Lawyer" for White Collar Criminal Defense, as published in Sacramento Magazine
  • Named "Best of the Bar" for White Collar Criminal Defense, as published in Sacramento Business Journal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative, 2010 to 2012
  • California - Eastern District, Conference Committee, Co-Chair, Member-At-Large , 2008 to 2012
  • Federal Bar Association, 2007 President, 2005 to Present
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative - Conference Committee Member, 2011 to 2012
  • Third District Court of Appeal Conference Committee, Member , 2012 to Present
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, Attorney Master, 2013 to Present
  • Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Chair, 2012 to 2013
  • Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Defense Panel for Eastern District of California, Felony Panel Member, Present
  • Third Appellate District Historical Society, Co-Chair, 2013 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, Of Counsel, 2008 to 2012
  • Segal & Kirby, Associate, 2002 to 2008
  • McDonough, Holland & Allen, Associate, 2000 to 2002
  • Segal & Kirby, Associate, 1996 to 2000
  • Thompson, Meade & Nielsen, Associate, 1994 to 1996
  • United States Attorney's Office, Student Law Clerk, 1992 to 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Panel - California Eastern District, 2008 to Present