Candace Shields

Candace is a Senior Associate Attorney with Koprince Law LLC. Candace’s legal practice focuses on federal government contract law. She also writes about government contracting on SmallGovCon.

Prior to joining Koprince law, Candace practiced as an Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Social Security Administration in the Washington, D.C., area, where she gained experience in administrative law as it pertains Titles II, XI, XVI and XVII of the Social Security Act. She also regularly counseled executive staff on potential patterns of legal error, abuse, and fraud in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability programs. Prior to working at the Social Security Administration, Candace practiced as a trial attorney with a private firm in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she gained litigation experience in a variety of claim matters, including negligence, wrongful death, strict liability, and workers’ compensation. Candace uses her skills gained as a government attorney and litigator to help government contractors solve legal disputes.

When Candace is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, running in the great outdoors, and finding the next great recipe to bake. She roots for her alma mater, the Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!), and looks forward to seeing the Jayhawk basketball team in action.

Candace may be contacted by telephone at (785) 200-8919 or by email at

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Virginia
  • Maryland


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • B.A., University of Michigan


  • “Successful Protester Paid upon Receipt of Costs – If Only It Were So Easy.” The Procurement Lawyer,  2017