Candie Y. Chang is a partner at Garrett & Tully. Ms. Candie Y. Chang graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor degree in political science and a minor in sociology. Thereafter, Ms. Chang attended Southwestern University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree.
Ms. Chang is an experienced litigator equipped to handle all aspects of civil litigation, including mediation, arbitration, trial, and post-trial motions and appeal. Ms. Chang has successfully obtained judgments in favor of her clients by way of jury verdict and by motion for summary judgment.
Ms. Chang has given presentations and seminars on various topics, including bad faith litigation, hot topics in California real estate law, and California homeowner bill of rights and lenders liability.
Areas of Practice:
- Real Estate Litigation
- Title Insurance (Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation)
- Escrow Negligence and Liability
- Business Litigation
- Employment Litigation (specializes in representing employers)
- Financial Services Litigation
- Professional Liability
Bar Admissions in California:
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
- Southwestern University School of Law (J.D.)
- University of Southern California, (B.A.)
- Waltz v. Aurora Loan Services (2011) — Plaintiff alleges fraud in loan origination by lender and loan broker in which plaintiff claimed punitive damages. After a 2-week bench trial, the court rendered a judgment in favor of our lender client.
- Walker v. Ticor Title Company of California (2012) 204 Cal.App.4th 363 — Defense jury verdict affirmed in published opinion in action for alleged complicity in loan fraud scheme brought by 21 plaintiffs in Oakland, CA; $1.7 million attorneys’ fee award in favor of firm’s client.
- Name Withheld — In an action by the borrowers against a lender for violation of the California False Claims Act, fraud, violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, breach of contract, wrongful foreclosure, violation of Business and Professions Code section 17200 et seq., and violation of Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the court sustained our lender client’s demurrer on plaintiffs’ third amended complaint without leave to amend, and entered judgment in favor of our lender client.
Professional Associations & Memberships:
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Mandarin, Chinese