Kandace Watkins is a litigation attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to entering private practice, Kandace completed a two-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable Samuel J. Ervin, IV at the North Carolina Supreme Court. In addition to practicing law, Kandace serves as Co-Chair for the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as well as Secretary of the Capital City Lawyers Association.
Kandace, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, graduated from UNC School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Kandace served on the Executive Board of the First Amendment Law Review, performed over 100 hours of pro bono work, and represented victims of domestic violence and campus sexual assault through Carolina Law's Domestic Violence Clinic. She earned her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media. After earning her journalism degree and prior to attending law school, Kandace was the assistant sports information director at North Carolina A&T State University and the community outreach and education coordinator for the Durham Crisis Response Center, a domestic violence and sexual assault service provider.
In addition to her passion for public service and organizing, Kandace also enjoys cooking, art, running, and yoga.