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Kelly T. Candela

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An up-and-comer in the Tampa family law community, Kelly’s dedication to her clients’ needs and their complex cases demonstrates her commitment to the award-winning culture of Robert Sparks Attorneys. She operates at the highest levels of family litigation, helping families navigate the intricate process of divorce, custody and support cases.

Kelly’s trial experience as a former public defender for Hillsborough County has proven essential for her clients when they find their cases in the courtroom. In front of a jury, or in non-jury trials and hearings, Kelly’s strengths as a first-class litigator shine through, her focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients and their families.

A member of a family law team of trial attorneys and staff who are ranked among the best in their fields, Kelly’s performance has added to the growth of accolades earned by the firm including: “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News, National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers & Top 40 Under 40, National Black Trial Lawyers Top 100, Lawyers of Distinction, "Best Lawyers in America" since 1998 - Woodward/White lawyer rating, and “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine.

Quick Facts About Kelly Candela

Experience and Advocacy

  • Former Assistant Public Defender, Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office
  • More Than 15 Jury Trials
  • Countless Non-Jury trials
  • Countless Substantive Motion Hearings
  • J.D. University of Florida - Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Science-Cum Laude University of Florida - University
  • Florida Bar
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
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