Candice Rucker is an associate in the Appellate Practice Group and joined the firm in Fall 2017.

Candice clerked for the Hon. Leslie H. Southwick of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She graduated (summa cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was executive editor of the Mississippi College Law Review and vice-chair of internal affairs for the Moot Court Board, where she competed in a variety of pretrial, trial and appellate competitions. Candice won best plaintiffs’ memorandum of law at the Stetson’s 2015 National Pretrial Competition and was recognized as best oralist at Pace University’s 2016 National Environmental Law Competition. She also co-authored and maintains a chapter in the Mississippi Encyclopedia of Law on alternative dispute resolution and authored an article in the Mississippi College Law Review on evidentiary issues in family law.

She earned a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama, where she was recognized for maintaining the highest scholastic average in the College of Arts & Sciences for the Class of 2013.