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A Tradition of ExcellenceMcCandlish Lillard traces its roots to 1908. Over the years, its lawyers have been involved in the growth of Northern Virginia, not only from a legal perspective, but in a wide variety of legal, civic and professional endeavors. A century of looking forwardMcCandlish lawyers bring both a 100-year tradition and an eye to the high tech digital age to each client we represent. Highly-skilled, efficient and responsive legal representation. And innovative, creative and cutting-edge approaches to legal challenges. The best of both worlds, in one exceptional firm. A century of looking forwardMcCandlish lawyers bring both a 100-year tradition and an eye to the high tech digital age to each client we represent. Highly-skilled, efficient and responsive legal representation. And innovative, creative and cutting-edge approaches to legal challenges. The best of both worlds, in one exceptional firm. A century of looking forwardMcCandlish lawyers bring both a 100-year tradition and an eye to the high tech digital age to each client we represent. Highly-skilled, efficient and responsive legal representation. And innovative, creative and cutting-edge approaches to legal challenges. The best of both worlds, in one exceptional firm. A century of looking forwardMcCandlish lawyers bring both a 100-year tradition and an eye to the high tech digital age to each client we represent. Highly-skilled, efficient and responsive legal representation. And innovative, creative and cutting-edge approaches to legal challenges. The best of both worlds, in one exceptional firm. A century of looking forwardMcCandlish lawyers bring both a 100-year tradition and an eye to the high tech digital age to each client we represent. Highly-skilled, efficient and responsive legal representation. And innovative, creative and cutting-edge approaches to legal challenges. The best of both worlds, in one exceptional firm.
 

Featured Practice

Personal Injury Litigation

When you are injured due to the negligence of another party, you need an attorney to represent you who knows what to do, how to get results, and how to provide the confidence that your case will be professionally and properly handled.

Meet the Team

William J. Bethune

William J. Bethune

Bill Bethune has more than 35 years of experience handling complex, multi-party commercial litigation in federal and state courts; arbitrating and mediating commercial, corporate, insurance, securities, and employment disputes; and counseling business clients on a broad range of contracting, employment, creditor rights, regulatory, and entity formation and governance matters.

Latest News

Client Wins Multimillion Dollar Jury Verdict in Will Contest Action

R. Peyton Mahaffey, Lawrence J. McClafferty, and Bethany B. Ingersoll of McCandlish Lillard teamed with David Hudgins and Debra Stafford of Alexandria to win a recent will contest action in the Arlington County Circuit Court. The jury entered a verdict of over $7,600,000 for fraud, conversion and breach of fiduciary duty, and tacked on $175,000 in punitive damages.