Candace D. French, an accomplished attorney with over 15 years of experience, she is committed to advancing Indian Country. As an enrolled member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, her heritage encompasses the Navajo, Comanche, and Blackfeet nations.


  • J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 2017: Willard H. Pedrick Scholar; President, Native American Law Students Association; CALI Award, Fall 2015; Highest Pro Bono Distinction; Law Society on Human Rights; National Native American Law Students Association
  • Certificate of Completion, Pre-Law Summer Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, Arizona State University 2013
  • B.A., cum laude, Political Science, Arizona State University 2008
  • B.S., cum laude, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University 2008


  • Legal Intern, Office of the Prosecutor, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 2016-2017
  • Legal Intern, Southwest Center for Law and Policy 2015

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona 2017
  • Navajo Nation 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America: Government Relations Practice, Municipal Law (2021-present); Native American Law (2023-present)
  • “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” AzBusiness Magazine (2021)

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Navajo Nation Bar Association
  • Secretary of the Native American Bar Association of Arizona 
  • Board of Bar Commissioners Navajo Nation Bar Association

Language Fluency

  • Spanish