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Kandis L. Kovalsky


Kandis Kovalsky is an accomplished business and trial lawyer in Philadelphia. Her practice focuses on a broad range of high stakes complex commercial and business-related civil litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals. Kandis routinely handles expedited litigation matters, including temporary restraining orders and injunctions in federal court. 

Kandis represents both individual and institutional clients in litigation over fiduciary duties, securities fraud, trade secrets, business torts, partnership and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, noncompetes, unfair and deceptive business practices actions. Kandis also handles civil RICO actions.Although Kandis’ practice mostly focuses on cases in active litigation, Kandis also assists clients in general business matters and litigation avoidance and has negotiated many favorable settlements for her clients.

Kandis appreciates that her job allows her to make a difference in people’s lives. She strives to make sure each of her clients achieves the best possible outcome, especially in the context of litigation. Kandis is a problem solver and enjoys developing strategies uniquely tailored to address each of her client’s needs.

Before she attended law school, Kandis was a competitive figure skater for fifteen years. While at University of Delaware, Kandis was an eight-time Intercollegiate National medalist. She was also the vice-president of the University’s figure skating team for three years during which time she helped lead the team to three national medals.


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

B.A., University of Delaware

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Section of Litigation YLD Division, Litigation Section, Business Law Section, Public Contract Law Section, Procurement Fraud & False Claims Committee

Philadelphia Bar Association
Executive Committee and YLD Liaison to the Federal Courts Committee (2018), State Civil Litigation Section, Business Law Section

Pennsylvania Bar Association
YLD Liaison to the State Civil Litigation Section, Animal Law Committee

Young Lawyers Editorial Board, The Legal Intelligencer
Member Since: 2016

Pennsylvania Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member Since: 2020

University of Delaware HenLaw Alumni Society
President and Director

Steering Committee, University of Delaware HenLaw Society Alumni Affinity Group

Risk Management Association Young Professionals

Taxpayers Against Fraud
Young Lawyers Division

Community Involvement
  • Co-Chair, Young Professionals of Make-A-Wish Foundation's Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Chapter
  • Member, Young Friends of the Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Founding Member, Barnes Foundation's Young Contemporaries
  • Member, Young Friends of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Member, Young Professionals Council, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Awards or Recognitions
  • Rising Star - Super Lawyers 2021
  • Best Lawyers of America – One to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021 - Present