Because I bring an unusually broad legal background to my work, I am able to effectively serve clients in the highly complex, varied field of commercial finance litigation. By applying the analytical skills I developed as a Federal law clerk, the versatility that is required of a city attorney and a lot of litigation experience, I can help find an answer that works for both the client and the case.
Candace B. Ford is an Associate in McGlinchey’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice groups. Based in our Baton Rouge office, she practices in both state and federal court representing financial institutions such as national and state banks, consumer finance companies, credit card issuers, mortgage banks and lenders, mortgage loan servicers and issuers and other consumer financial service providers with a particular focus on defending mortgage lenders and loan servicers in lender liability actions.
As a practitioner, her strength lies in the wide range of professional experience she acquired prior to joining McGlinchey. As a federal law clerk, she worked closely with a federal judge and was mentored in the day-to-day trade of the litigator, particularly writing such as drafting rulings and opinions. As a city attorney, she was a hands-on litigator from her first day, defending and conducting depositions, managing her own cases, and learning the ins and outs of litigation. Her cases also spanned a wide range of subject areas, ranging from use of excessive force allegations to zoning, planning and constitutional issues. All of this experience now inures to the benefit of her clients.
In addition, Candace is naturally detail-oriented and extremely efficient, particularly with respect to research. She specializes in exhaustive preparation for her cases, and has an uncanny ability to identify some way, even if it is unusual, to formulate and deliver a compelling argument supporting her client’s position. If there is a way to win, Candace will find it.