Kandia Batchelor is an Attorney in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Insurance Defense Litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a civil litigation firm where she primarily defended insurers and companies in first-party litigation matters. She also has experience defending medical malpractice claims. In her part-time legal endeavors, Kandia is a newly commissioned JAG Officer in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Kandia earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, and then went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. In law school, she completed several internships for the Broward Public Defender’s Office and Legal Aid Service of Broward County.
Kandia started her legal career working at the Public Defender’s office. While there, she decided to further her education and earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a specialization in International Business from Florida International University.
As an active member of her community, Kandia has organized and participated in several community outreach events such as: “Know Your Rights” Community Forum, Playground Mobilization Restoration Project- Broward College (North) Daycare Center, The American Board of Trial Advocates: National High School Mock Trial Competition Volunteer Judge, Food Donations Drive-Broward Outreach Center for the Homeless, Soup Kitchen Server (Local Homeless Shelters in Broward County), “Rights Restoration/Re-entry” Program-Broward County, and Boys & Girls Club Mentor & Tutor/Community Youth Outreach Volunteer. She believes that being an advocate in both the courtroom and the community has helped shape who she is today.