Kandice leads the Eminent Domain Practice, is Co-chair of the Appellate & Post Trial Practice Group, and is part of the Litigation and Pipeline and Oil/Gas Infrastructure Groups.
She focuses her practice on the representation of clients in complex commercial litigation in business disputes.
She has particular experience in real property litigation. Kandice handles both federal and state claims, and has represented clients in cases involving breach of contract claims, quiet title actions, and land use disputes, among others.
Kandice regularly counsels both condemnors and condemnees in eminent domain matters. She has experience defending private property owners in both federal and state condemnation actions. She has successfully secured the constitutional guarantee of payment of just compensation for the taking of the property and damages to the remainder property caused by condemnation. Kandice has additionally assisted clients in asserting inverse condemnation claims where the condemning authority’s activities resulted in a taking of private property without formal condemnation proceedings. On the other side of such matters, Kandice has experience asserting the rights of public entities under the Eminent Domain Code and the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law, including, among others, the right of public utilities related to Marcellus Shale infrastructure projects.
Kandice has particular experience in the appellate courts, representing individuals, businesses and trade organizations in matters before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts and consulting on matters proceeding to appellate litigation. Kandice previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Saylor, now the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.
Kandice is active in ALFA International, the global legal network of which McNees is a member. She handles the firm’s involvement with the organization and can connect McNees’ clients to attorneys around the world.
Kandice also serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator, and is actively involved in a variety of pro bono initiatives, individually, and on behalf of McNees.
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1997, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000
The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Law, 2010-present
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, 2013-present
Select Lawyers, 2014-present
Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2011
Dauphin County Bar Association, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011
Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2010
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Chair 2011-2015
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Legal Services to the Public Committee, Chair, 2012-2014
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association
Lebanon County Bar Association
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court