Candice Shih

Candice P. Shih

Senior Counsel

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Candice focuses her practice on litigation matters and represents both public and private sector clients. She represents policyholders in insurance recovery disputes in first-party and third-party actions. Candice also represents public agencies in disputes brought by constituents and employees, as well as in eminent domain actions.

Candice has experience litigating the interpretation of contracts related to employment, business relationships, and leases. She has litigated trade secret disputes, and she has helped resolve disputes in arbitration.

Candice’s pro bono work includes securing permanent residence for an asylee and assisting a mobile home owner in a dispute against the park owner.

As a law student, she externed for the Honorable Alan Jaroslovsky, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California.

Prior to law school, Candice was a journalist for nine years. She was a reporter and editor for the Orange County Register and the Mountain View Voice.


"Court Finds in Favor of Restaurants Seeking Coverage for Loss of Business Income," California Education of the Bar (February 2021)

"Court Finds in Favor of Restaurants Seeking Coverage for Loss of Business Income," Litigation & Dispute Resolution Law Alert (January 2021)

"Business Interruption Insurance May Cover Losses Related to Coronavirus," co-author, Insurance Recovery Law Alert (March 2020)

"Revised California Rules Intended to Streamline Demurrer Process With New Meet-And-Confer Requirements," CMCP Diversity Matters Newsletter (Spring 2016)

"Calif.'s Post-Sanchez Unconscionability Doctrine," co-author, Law360 (September 2015)

Note, Dropped Calls: The Extent of the Free Speech Guarantee to Wireless Communications Services, 35 Hastings Comm. & Ent L.J. 223 (2012)

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Blog Posts

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“Sweatpants and a Button-Down: The Insurance Dynamics of a Remote and Restricted Workplaces," American Bar Association's 2021 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar (March 2021)

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California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2015, 2019–2021)

Professional Affiliations

Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity, 2017 Pathfinder

Bar Association of San Francisco

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Alan Jaroslovsky, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California (2011)

Academic Distinction

Production Editor, Hastings Law Journal

Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, Finalist (2011)

Hastings Snodgrass Moot Court Competition, 8th Best Oral Advocate and Nominee for Best Brief (2011)

CALI Award: Excellence in Legal Writing & Research and Wills & Trusts


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2013)

B.A., Haverford College (2001)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

San Francisco

415-995-5193 Direct Phone
415-995-3509 Fax

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Firm Leadership

Pro Bono Committee, Chair