Candace Speller Portrait

Candace Speller


Candace joined DRNC in 2021 as a staff attorney on the CASE team. A native of North Carolina, Candace received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and her law degree from UNC School of Law. While in law school Candace interned with Disability Rights NC and developed an appreciation and passion for advocating for individuals living with disabilities. She previously worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina on the Disaster Relief team, providing legal support to survivors of Hurricane Florence. In her free time, Candace enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two “fur-babies” Tyson and Betsy.

Disability Rights NC

About Us

Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.

What is a P&A?

After Willowbrook, congress made sure that every state has a Protective and Advocacy agency. DRNC is the federally mandated...

Our Team

All staff currently working for Disability Rights North Carolina, listed in alphabetical order, including titles and background info...

Board of Directors

DRNC’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about the rights of people with disabilities. All or...

PAIMI Advisory Council

In 1986, Congress took significant action to stop abuse, neglect, and other rights violations against people with mental health disabil...


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