The Law Offices of Scot Candell

Firm Overview

The firm was established in 1996 specializing entirely in criminal defense. As medical marijuana law evolved, we began helping patients learn about the law and use their medicine safely. When patients get harassed by police and prosecutors, we fight to protect their rights.

We specialize in personal rights such as helping qualified individuals safely use medical cannabis and providing excellent criminal defense representation to our clients that need it.

Example cases

We set up medical marijuana collectives, and we represent people charged with all kinds of criminal violations, from drug possession and sale, to embezzlement and fraud, to your typical DUI.

Main Office
4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael  CA  94903
  • (415) 441-1776
  • (415) 402-2810


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, for as long as it takes.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We do not have fixed prices.
Hourly Rates
$350 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices

San Francisco, CA
1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco,  CA  94111

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I believe in what I do.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Education is always a great thing - part of what we do is to educate our clients as to the laws relating to their particular situation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

This is always OK.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

This depends on the situation.

Scot Candell

Previous employment included working with both the Contra Costa and San Francisco Public Defenders Offices.

All experience makes you wiser, but there is no substitute for trial experience.

My three-point shot - it's all in the wrist.

Personal interests:

My wife, two kids and three guitars.

  • Bar Number: 173261
    California , 1994
  • University or California at Berkeley - Boalt Hall
    J.D. , 1994
    Berkeley, CA

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