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20+ Years Experience

Candice McPhillips

Candice McPhillips

Founding Attorney

Phone +1-703-343-9675


Candice McPhillips is the founder and managing attorney of McPhillips Law. As an experienced litigator and tax attorney, Candice founded the firm to leverage her skills to serve businesses, nonprofits, professionals, and military families outside of the traditional law firm environment.  On a cloud-based platform, BigLaw experience is available more efficiently and cost effectively to all clients.

Candice is a member of the bars of Florida, Hawaii, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Arizona, and New York.  Candice is also active in the Military Spouse JD Network, and has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal assistance to military families and nonprofits.  Candice has served over the years on numerous law firm committees focused on diversity in the law and law firm associate development issues.

Prior to founding McPhillips Law, Candice worked in major global law firms in Virginia, D.C. and New York.  Candice is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, and earned a Master of Laws in Taxation and an additional graduate certificate in state and local taxation from Villanova University Law School.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation Consulting
  • Business Law
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Tax Consulting
  • Business Development Consulting

Education & Bar Admission

University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce (1997)

Bachelor of Science in Commerce

Concentrations in International Business and Management

Minor in Foreign Affairs

Echols Scholar

The Cavalier Daily, Inc., Treasurer & Business Manager (1996-1997)

University of Michigan Law School (2000)

Juris Doctor

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law (1998-2000)

Advanced Clinical Law Clinic (Fall Term, 1999)

Child Advocacy Law Clinic (Winter Term, 1999)

Villanova University Law School (2019)

LLM in Taxation

Certificate in State and Local Taxation

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia


New York



National Association of Tax Professionals

Military Spouse JD Network


Volunteer Legal Assistance Attorney (Oct. 2017-July 2019)

Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Legal Assistance Office; Okinawa, Japan

Handled tax, family law, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and other legal matters for servicemembers and their families.



Senior Manager of Business Development (Sept. 2015-July 2016)

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; New York, NY

Developed and executed firm-wide business development strategy and client-focused goals for global litigation and real-estate departments.  Continued representation of former CFO of global company in bankruptcy adversary proceeding in federal court.


Of Counsel (Feb. 2011-Feb. 2013)

DLA Piper LLP (US); Washington, D.C.

Represented c-suite clients and companies in high-profile government investigations and federal court actions and appeals involving contract, business fraud, and bankruptcy matters.


Litigation Associate (Oct. 2003-Feb. 2011)

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP; Washington, D.C.

Represented clients in complex federal and state court litigation matters and government and internal investigations, including matters concerning contract, trade secret misappropriation, business torts, false advertising, the False Claims Act, and appellate issues. Second-chaired a jury trial in federal court action.  Handled numerous electronic discovery disputes, focusing on spoliation issues and forensic data analysis.


Commercial Litigation Associate (Aug. 2000-Oct. 2003)

McGuire Woods LLP; McLean, VA

Acted as lead associate in more than a dozen cases in federal and state courts, including brief writing, all stages of discovery, and a 6-day evidentiary summary judgment hearing in DC.  Successfully resolved three state court contract matters in Virginia.