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About Attorney
Candace L.Dale

Candace Dale was born and raised in Northern Minnesota; the town of Embarrass to be exact. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Social Work before realizing she could help people in crisis even more with a law degree. Candace graduated with special honors from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1986. There was never any doubt in her mind that she would represent “people in need.” Her down-to-earth communication style and trial skills were honed during her 20 year career at the Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben law firm. After many years working for the downtown Minneapolis law firm, she opened her own firm in Mendota Heights. Over the past 35 years she has represented thousands of clients. She has steered her clients successfully through the confusing arena of insurance claims. Her goal is always the “best interests of the client”. Her skill as a trial lawyer is well known and respected in the Minnesota legal community.

Glass ceilings are meant to be shattered. Candace Dale has always been dedicated to her community and public service, even at a time when female trial lawyers were underrepresented. In 1993 she was certified as a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. She continues her certification today; 28 years later. Candace was nationally certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy from 1999 until 2019. When she was initially certified, she was one of only eight women in Minnesota to receive this honor. When she left the organization in 2019 she was 1 of only 3 women certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Minnesota. She continues to build her legacy as one of the most trusted legal experts in her field. Candace L. Dale has proved over and over again that she was not only a good female lawyer, she was just a damn good lawyer.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar, 1986
  • U.S. district Court – Minnesota District, 1989
  • Washington County Bar Association


  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota State District Court and the United States District Court


  • William Mitchel College of Law, St. Paul Minnesota, J.D. Degree Special Honors June 1986
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, B.A. Degree, Magna Cum Laude, May 1983


  • Member of Minnesota Trial Lawyer Association
  • MSBA Certified Civil Trial Specialist
    • This certification recognizes attorneys who specialize in civil trial law and meet the boards exacting standards for professional expertise and ethics. Once qualified Candace Dale had to undergo a rigorous approval process. She had to demonstrate substantial experience in civil trial law, submit professional references, demonstrate competence in legal writing, prove continuing legal education, and complete a one-day examination. Each year a special council reviews this certification.
  • Member of Washington County Bar Association
  • Member MN Association of Justice
  • Appointed to Civil Trial Certification Board, MSBA 2010
  • Elected to State Board of Legal Certification – 2009
  • Appointed to No-Fault Standing Committee by the MN State Board of Legal Certification
  • Frequent lecturer at continuing legal education (CLE) seminars
  • ACTLM Board of Directors, 2012-2019
  • Served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Legal Certification Review.
  • Top Honors

    • Top 50:2010-2017 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers
    • Top 100: 2005-2009 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers
    • Top 100: 2003-2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers
    • Top 100: 2001-2003 Super Lawyers (1 of 8 women)
    • Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers, 2001-2003 Minnesota Law and Politics (1 of 2 women)
    • The Best Lawyers in America- 2001-2003Consumer Guide, Woodward/White
    • Rising Star- 1999 Minnesota Law and Politics

    Seminars and Publications

    • Overcoming Juror Bias, MTLA Mid Winter Meeting, 2004
    • Handling the Major trauma Case Seminar, MTLA 2002
    • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Trial, MTLA, 1999
    • At Odds With Your Client, MTLA, 1999
    • Proving Damages- What Works, MTLA, 1999
    • Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, MSBA 1998

    Practice Areas

    • Auto Accidents
      • Bicycle accidents
      • Boating accidents
      • Bus accidents
      • Car accidents
      • Drunk driving accidents
      • Motorcycle accidents
      • Pedestrian accidents
      • Semi-truck and trailer related accidents
    • Personal Injury
      • Construction site accidents
      • Dog Bites/animal attacks
      • Slip, trip or fall accidents
      • Amputation injuries
      • Broken Bone Injuries
      • Injury to children
      • Neck, Back, and Spine injuries
      • Spinal cord Injuries
      • Traumatic brain injuries
      • Wrongful death
      • Aggravation of chronic pain
    • You may be entitled to
      • Medical reimbursement
      • Payment for past or future income loss
      • Full compensation for pain and suffering

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