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Candace C. Shiver, Esq. 

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Shiver Law Firm and Shiver & Associates

Candace Shiver is an accomplished attorney with over 10 years of professional experience in law, business advocacy, policy and strategy. From representing corporations at a large national law firm in Columbia, to serving in key positions within the Legislative and Executive Branches of the Federal Government, Candace demonstrates a unique understanding of the intersection between Government Relations and Business Development.


In 2012, at the age of 30, Candace received a Presidential Appointment to serve in the
Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency, where as Senior Advisor to the National Director, she negotiated key strategic internal and external partnerships, and provided pertinent policy advice to enhance the growth and competitiveness of U.S. firms in the domestic and international marketplaces, resulting in increased contract opportunities and job creation. She helped to lead the agency on major internationally-focused, government-wide initiatives such as the Doing Business in Africa Campaign, the Look South Initiative, and collaborated on economic policies to build ties between U.S. minority and Indigenous communities abroad, which included the sharing of best practices with foreign nations under
significant bilateral agreements.

Previously serving also in the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Justice; on
Capitol Hill; and as a lawyer in South Carolina, where she was honored as one of the “top 20 under 40” rising business stars, Candace has successfully navigated a professional career building relationships and coalitions on both sides of the aisle. She offers a bipartisan approach to business advocacy and representation, and draws on her experiences and relationships to help clients navigate complex public and private landscapes, and reach their business goals.


  • Spelman College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.


  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association 

  • Commissioner, SC Commission on Judicial Conduct

  • Board Member, Central Carolina Community Foundation

  • Board Member, South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities

  • Board Member, Oliver Gospel Mission for the Homeless

  • Owner, Carolinas Competitive Edge Tutoring

  • Co-Founder and Chair, Candace Girls Educational Foundation, Liberia, West Africa

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