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About The Law Offices of Scot Candell

Fighting Legal Injustice Since 1997: Your Advocate for Fair Representation

At the Law Offices of Scot Candell, we’ve been committed to challenging systemic legal injustices for over two decades. Specializing in complex and sensitive cases, we provide aggressive litigation and personalized client service to ensure a worry-free experience with the legal process. Based in San Rafael and serving the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re your dedicated partner in securing the justice you seek and deserve.

Know The Industry

26 Years of Fighting Legal Injustice in the SF Bay Area

"The first duty of society is justice."

Alexander Hamilton

Navigate Legal Complexities

We specialize in demystifying the legal process. From medical marijuana law to complex litigation, our expertise helps you navigate the maze of legal challenges you face.

Empower Clients' Rights

Our aim isn’t just to represent you; it’s to empower you. By understanding your unique needs and challenges, we tirelessly advocate for your rights and strive for a fair resolution.

Dedicated to Justice

With 26 years in the field, we bring a relentless work ethic to every case. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality legal representation and achieving success for our clients.

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Scot Candell

Managing Partner

Law Offices of Scot Candell is one of the only law firms in the country devoted almost entirely to medical marijuana law. The scope of their representation includes teaching clients how to operate a medical marijuana collective in full compliance with state and local law, negotiating and litigating at the local level to allow individual collective to remain operational in the face of city and county opposition, assisting cities and counties in the process of drafting regulations for medical marijuana collectives, and criminal defense on both the state and federal level for clients that require that service. The firm is committed to providing the best representation available by working closely with clients, understanding their needs and special circumstances, and by applying the most resourceful and aggressive strategies and legal representation available.

Mr. Candell graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree at Tufts University in Medford, MA. He is licensed to practice law in all California courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and all New York State Courts. Mr. Candell presents lecture to various community groups throughout the bay area. He lives in Marin with his wife and two children. He Started his private law practice 15 years ago with a focus on Medical Marijuana.

Jeanne Friedel, CFEE

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Jeanne has over 25 years’ experience working with and within Marin communities.

She spent 17 years working with the Sausalito Art Festival as the volunteer coordinator and operations director dealing with a work force of over 1200 volunteers and managing the logistics of the multimillion-dollar festival.

She is founder of the Larkspur Rec’ing Crew, a nonprofit organization, that helps fund youth programs for children in need within the community. She serves as commissioner for the City of Larkspur Parks and Recreation.

Through Rotary, Jeanne has a large presence in the community with leadership roles. An active member of Rotary International and Past President of her local club, The Rotary Club of Terra Linda. Jeanne holds her CFEE accreditation from the International Events and Events Association.

In her role as Director of Operations for the Law Offices of Scot Candell Jeanne manages all firm operations as well as marketing and human resources for the firm and Mr. Candell’s business ventures. Helping the firm’s clients and addressing their concerns is a main focus for Jeanne.

Jeremy Paul


Jeremy Paul is a dedicated and certified law student with the State Bar of California, bringing a wealth of legal expertise to the table. With a keen focus on delivering exceptional service, Jeremy has worked on a diverse range of legal documents, including Complaints, Motions, Discovery, Mediation Statements, and Appellate Briefs and Writs.

Jeremy's commitment to the field of law is evident in their attention to detail and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice. With a deep understanding of legal processes and a passion for helping clients navigate complex legal issues, Jeremy Paul is a valuable asset to the Law Offices of Scot Candell Team.

Our Partners

National Cannabis Industry Association
NCBA National Cannabis Bar Association logo
Working to reform marijuana laws
California Cannabis Industry Association logo

Community Involvement

Rotary International
Center for Domestic Peace
Rotary Club of Terra Linda
Adopt a Family Marin
Larkspur Park and Recreation Commission
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
Trial Lawyers of America
Redwood High School Mock Trial
Shelterbox USA
Ross Valley Little League
KIK – Kentfield Invests in Kids
Larkspur City Council