Candace D. French has more than ten years of experience working in Native American communities and has dedicated herself and her legal career to serving Indian Country.

Education

  • 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

Internships

  • 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)
  • “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” AzBusiness Magazine (2021)

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Navajo Nation Bar Association

Language Fluency

  • Spanish