Candace M. Talbot

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Focus of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • J.D., San Joaquin College of Law, 2014
  • B.A., California State University, Fresno, 2010


  • The Asian Citrus Psyllid and the Regulatory Takings That Organic Farmers in the State of California May Face With its Eradication Program (2013) 22 San Joaquin Agric. L. Rev. 85.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • State Bar of California

Candace Talbot is an associate with PKNW. Her primary focus is workers’ compensation defense.

Mrs. Talbot was born and raised in Fresno. She graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2010, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science. During her undergraduate studies she participated in Fresno State’s Mock Trial Team earning an award from the American Mock Trial Association.

Mrs. Talbot later earned her Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law, graduating in the top 10% of her class with high honors. While in law school, Mrs. Talbot was the recipient of Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in contracts, legal process, legal research and writing, wills and trusts, evidence, and constitutional law. Mrs. Talbot participated in the prestigious San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, and was published in the 22nd volume with a comment focusing on regulatory takings that may be associated with state eradication programs. She then went on to become the Notes and Comments Editor for the 23rd volume of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review. Mrs. Talbot was a Best Oral Advocate Semi-Finalist in the George Hopper Moot Court Competition, as well as a recipient of the Baradat and Paboojian Trial Advocacy Scholarship.

While earning her Juris Doctor, Mrs. Talbot worked at a local civil litigation firm, gaining experience in trial preparation and research and writing. While she was a law clerk, she drafted briefs and motions on various complex legal issues. She later became a certified law school student at M.A.G.E.C. (Gang Unit) in the Fresno District Attorney’s Office, where she gained valuable litigation experience by conducting preliminary hearings for a variety of felony charges.

Mrs. Talbot is a member of the State Bar of California.