McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Attorney Kandice Kerwin Hull succeeds Jim DeAngelo as the Chair of the Litigation Group effective January 1, 2018, the firm recently announced.
“We are fortunate to have an attorney of Kandice’s experience and dedication to lead the Litigation Practice Group in our rapidly changing industry,” said McNees Wallace & Nurick Chairman David M. Kleppinger. “She is one of the Firm’s next generation of leaders who will build upon the foundations of her predecessors with her commitment to serving our clients, our profession, and our community.”
Within the Litigation Group, Kandice also leads the Eminent Domain Practice, as well as the Appellate & Post Trial Practice Group. She is part of the Pipeline and Oil/Gas Infrastructure Groups. She focuses her practice on the representation of clients in complex commercial litigation in business disputes. She has particular experience in real property litigation, including eminent domain matters and oil and gas related real property disputes. Kandice handles both federal and state claims, and has represented clients in cases involving breach of contract claims, quiet title actions, and land use disputes, among others. She is a respected litigator and a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Kandice regularly counsels both condemnors and condemnees in eminent domain matters. She has experience defending private property owners in both federal and state condemnation actions. She has successfully secured the constitutional guarantee of payment of just compensation for the taking of the property and damages to the remainder property caused by condemnation. Kandice has additionally assisted clients in asserting inverse condemnation claims where the condemning authority’s activities resulted in a taking of private property without formal condemnation proceedings. On the other side of such matters, Kandice has experience asserting the rights of public entities under the Eminent Domain Code and the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law, including, among others, the right of public utilities related to Marcellus Shale infrastructure projects.
Kandice has experience in the appellate courts, representing individuals, businesses and trade organizations in matters before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts and consulting on matters proceeding to appellate litigation. Kandice previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Saylor, now the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.