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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • French

Candice M. Tewell

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Candice Tewell’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation including class action, trade secret, and banking litigation. She also assists businesses and individuals facing criminal and civil government enforcement proceedings and investigations. Candice has experience arguing in the U.S. Court of Appeals and has co-tried felony jury trials to verdict as a Trial Fellow with the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

Representative Experience

State v. Barton

Won unanimous decision in Washington Supreme Court on state constitutional issue holding that criminal defendants statewide could not be ordered to post cash bail with the court, because it prohibited from obtaining a constitutionally guaranteed surety bond. (2014) Inc. v. Xenon Arc, Inc. et al.

Represented e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals in extensive state and federal trade secret litigation involving former corporate executives. Obtained favorable global settlement. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct.; W.D. Wash. 2013)

Gilroy v. Seabourn Cruise Line Limited

Represented Seabourn Cruise Line in putative class action litigation arising out of announcement of skipped port calls as a result of “Arab Spring” disturbances. Obtained order compelling individual arbitration as required by Cruise Contract. 2012 WL 1202343 (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Arellano v. National wireless carrier

Represented national wireless carrier in litigation arising from 4G marketing campaigns. Obtained favorable ruling compelling arbitration as required by consumer contract. (N.D. Cal. 2011)

Boitano v. Bank of Washington

Defended Bank of Washington against lender liability claims brought by real estate developer. Obtained dismissal of claims on summary judgment. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2011)

Washington Federal v. Greenbriar Northwest Associates, LLC et al.

Represented bank in five related lawsuits involving approximately $25 million in commercial loans acquired from the FDIC resulting in favorable global settlement. (Whatcom Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2011)

Additional Qualifications

  • Felony Trial Unit (Trial Fellowship), Special Deputy Prosecutor, King County Prosecutor's Office, March-April 2013 (Co-tried multiple felony cases to jury verdict)
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Richard Tallman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Seattle, 2009-2010
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Michael Mosman, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Portland, Ore., 2008-2009
  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, 2007
  • Law Clerk, Washington State Attorney General's Office, Criminal Justice Division, Sexually Violent Predator Unit, Seattle, 2006

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to “Washington Rising Stars,” Thomson Reuters, 2015
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