Candace Johnson is an attorney in the firm’s litigation department. She focuses her practice in employment law. She advises clients on employment-related and HR matters, including employee discipline, workplace investigations, employee terminations, and various state and federal employment laws. She also guides clients through the development of employment applications and agreements, employee handbooks of policies and procedures, and severance packages.

Prior to joining the firm, Candace was a summer associate for both a law firm and an in-house counsel department where she worked on projects in labor and employment, real estate, and general litigation. Having worked with a law firm and an in-house department gave her the unique opportunity to see a legal matter from both the client and law firm perspective, positioning her to better serve clients.


Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, J.D.;

  • Order of Barristers
  • George and Margret Jensen Scholar in Law
  • Certificate for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic
  • Marshall Brennan Fellow

University of Missouri – Kansas City, B.A., Criminal Justice, Cum Laude;

  • Graduated with departmental honors
  • Class of 2012 Vice Chancellor Honor recipient
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Member
Community Involvement
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Board member
  • Justine Peterson, Young Friends Board
  • Advisor for the Women in Leadership Executive Program at Missouri State
  • Advisor for the Women in Leadership Executive Program at Minnesota State University
Publications & Presentations