Candace A. Weatherfield

I became a lawyer because: I want to be an advocate and counselor for those in need of either or both.

Favorite class in law school: American Legal History

Least favorite class in law school: Real Property

If I wasn’t practicing law, I would be: a Social Worker

Graduated from law school in: 2017

Where I went to High School: Edgerton, Wisconsin

Favorite Amendment to the US Constitution: First Amendment

Favorite historical Supreme Court Judge: Sandra Day O’Connor

Education: Southwestern Illinois College, A.A.S., 2011; Saint Louis University, B.A., 2014; Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2017

Practice Areas: Plaintiff’s personal injury and employee benefits claims.

Memberships: The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, American Association for Justice, Woman Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis

Admissions: Missouri, United States District Courts Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Candace Weatherfield joins Gallagher Davis as a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law, as a member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal and a Dean’s Scholar. Candace is a member of the Missouri bar.

During law school, she worked with The Simon Law Firm in St. Louis, where she gained experience in many legal areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability and wrongful death. Through this work, Candace also gained skills working with medical records and medical experts, as well as learned to understand and process complex medical data in preparation for trial.

Previous to her time with The Simon Law Firm, Candace worked for UniGroup, Inc. assisting clients and attorneys in the pro bono department where she met with clients to understand their legal concerns and researched regulatory issues. This experience built on her previous time with the Missouri State Public Defender as a Legal Intern. While at the State Public Defender’s office, Candace worked with a variety of clients and investigated evidence and data for criminal cases.

Before law school, Candace earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Saint Louis University and an A.A.S. Paralegal studies degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. She also worked in banking, assuring compliance in the Frontenac Bank lending department and monitoring monthly loan logs.

She lives in Waterloo, Illinois with her daughter and husband and is an avid concert goers and love finding new great places for Sunday brunches, hiking and traveling whenever she has the chance.