Candy Kern has resided in Anderson, South Carolina since she was seven years old.
In 1993, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg.
She then worked as a litigation paralegal from 1993 until she began law school in
In 2002, she graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law.
While in law school, she was a member of the South Carolina Law Review, member of the Moot Court Bar,
on the Order of the Barristers, Captain of one of USC Law’s two ABA Moot Court Competition Teams, the winner of the 2002
J. Woodrow Lewis competition, Member of the Order of the Wig and Robe, and member
of the prestigious Order of the Coif. During her last two years of
law school, she was a research assistant to Professor David G. Owen, Carolina
Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of
Law. During her time as one of his research assistants, she helped edit
his hornbook on Products Liability Law, published by Thomson West in 2005, and is credited
with such in his acknowledgements.
After her graduation, she clerked for the Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr., United States District Court Judge, from 2002-2003.
Judge Anderson has been a Federal Judge for over thirty (30) years and before
taking the bench was one of South Carolina's preeminent trial lawyers.
While working for Judge Anderson, she helped edit a chapter the Judge wrote on
in South Carolina Damages, 1st Edition published by the South Carolina
Bar in 2004.
Working for the Federal Court also prepared Ms. Kern for her first job as
an attorney where she had an intense litigation practice that focused
primarily on employee’s rights and benefits. Thereafter, she opened her own general practice
law firm in 2005.
She now models her practice after the “hometown” law practices of years gone by. The benefit of such a practice is the ability to
serve all your legal needs. Whether it be an adoption, employment issue, real estate closing,
or a lawsuit, she
believes you should be able to come to an attorney who knows you and who you can
Many attorneys vigorously try to get their clients to settle out of court.
While courtrooms hold their share of uncertainties and settlement is often the
best solution for some families and situations, Ms. Kern has no fear of
the courtroom. She has argued cases in the South Carolina Court of Appeals and South Carolina
Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts of South Carolina and
the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Kern is active in her community and the Bar. She was a volunteer Guardian ad Litem
for ten years through the Greenville County Guardian ad Litem
program and served three years as the Labor and Employment Section Chair for
the South Carolina Association for Justice.
In her spare time, she enjoys politics, reading, kayaking and spending time with
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