Candace J. Hensley



Candace has a track record of delivering clients victories in litigation, arbitrations and appeals. 
As an associate in Dorsey’s Trial Group, Candace represents clients involved in complex business litigation matters.  Candace has a wide range of experience in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy, discovery, depositions and motion practice through trials, arbitrations and appeals.  Candace has substantive experience in commercial litigation as well as insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Education & Admissions

Harvard Law School (J.D., 2018)

Tufts University (B.A., 2013), cum laude


  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah


  • English


  • Secured favorable settlement for insurance carrier in large breach of contract and bad faith insurance litigation
  • Prevailed on a motion for judgment on the pleadings against several defendants seeking insurance coverage for an auto accident
  • Secured a default judgment against defendants in Massachusetts state court
  • Obtained favorable dismissal in a breach of contract action
  • Secured win in arbitration brought by insurance carrier against reinsurer involving bodily injury claims and large losses
  • Secured win in arbitration brought by insurance carrier against reinsurer wherein panel found no coverage for loss adjustment expenses under reinsurance contract
  • Regularly advise and represent insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries in insurance and reinsurance disputes 

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • Calculating Exhaustion Can Be Exhausting (May 2021)
  • Developments in CGL Coverage B – Personal and Advertising Injury (April 2021)
  • B Prepared: The Ins and Outs of Coverage B (January 2022)

Industries & Practices

  • Appellate
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration & Litigation