Our Team

Candace H. Shirley


Candace Shirley graduated from the Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in 1975, and she received her Juris Doctor degree from Empire Law School in 1983.  Ms. Shirley became a partner in Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto & Forestiere in 2019.

Ms. Shirley spent twenty-six years practicing law in Sonoma County before joining Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto & Forestiere in 2009. She has extensive experience in many aspects of civil litigation, with specific concentrations in contractual disputes, real property issues such as easements, agreed boundaries, purchase/sale agreements, secured property transactions and title insurance coverage, construction law and defect claims, product liability matters, class actions and insurance coverage and bad faith claims. She is admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts as well as the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California.