Spencer McCandless

1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3900
Seattle, Washington 98154-1051
Telephone: (206) 625-8600
Direct Line: (206) 501-3525
Facsimile: (206) 625-0900
Email: smccandless@corrcronin.com

Spencer McCandless

A native of southeast Louisiana, Spencer McCandless learned from a young age the value of hard work and perseverance from his resilient community. Today, Spencer’s clients benefit from his proven, tireless work ethic and experience in every stage of complex litigation involving a wide range of substantive issues.

Prior to joining Corr Cronin, Spencer worked for a startup elite political law boutique in Washington, D.C., where he gained hands-on experience working cases from initial assessment to appeals. The all-hands-on-deck environment enabled Spencer to take on case management and client relationship roles usually reserved for more senior attorneys.

The depth and breadth of substantive legal experience Spencer gained early in his career set him apart from other associates. During law school, he served as a law clerk for the National Labor Relations Board’s Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Branch, for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and for the non-profit, bipartisan think tank The Constitution Project. Upon graduation, he completed both state and federal clerkships, first for Justice Richard Pollack at the Supreme Court of Hawai’i and then for Justice James Dennis with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Spencer also spent time as an intern for Kenneth Jost, author of The Supreme Court Yearbook, and for AIDS Law Louisiana.

Further evidence of his work ethic and legal acumen, Spencer achieved a 4.00 grade point average at The George Washington University Law School and graduated in the top one percent of his class of 538 students. He served on the editorial board of The George Washington Law Review and received numerous awards for his academic performance, writing, and community service.

Education / Background

J.D., highest honors, The George Washington University Law School, perfect 4.00 GPA

Editorial Board, The George Washington Law Review

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, University of New Orleans

Political Science Outstanding Graduate Award

Law Clerk, Justice James Dennis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Law Clerk, Justice Richard Pollack, Supreme Court of Hawai’i

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Seattle, WA 98104-1001

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