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Bethany Benes

Associate
(703) 934-1118

A former law clerk in Virginia’s busiest trial court, Bethany has a unique understanding of Virginia trial practice, and uses this knowledge as a member of the firm’s litigation practice group.  Bethany’s practice focuses mainly on civil litigation, representing a wide range of clients including both individuals and companies.

A native of Northern Virginia, Bethany received a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University before receiving her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. While at American, Bethany was involved in the trial advocacy program, including the Mock Trial Honor Society.  In addition to serving as a summer law clerk to the Honorable Nelson W. Rupp of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, following law school, Bethany clerked for the Honorable Bruce D. White of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

Bethany is licensed to practice in all Virginia state trial courts, as well as the Eastern District of Virginia and Western District of Virginia.  Bethany is an active member of The Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Virginia Women Attorney’s Association.

Bethany was recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and is a leader in several bar and community associations.  Specifically, Bethany is currently serving as the Chair of Northern Virginia Pro Bono Hotline, as well as the Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors for Britepaths, formerly known as Our Daily Bread, Inc.  In 2015, Bethany led McCandlish Lillard’s participation in the Virginia Statewide Legal Food Frenzy and earned first place for firms of its same size and overall winner in the Northern Virginia Region.

Education

  • J.D., with honors, American University, Washington College of Law
  • B.S., George Mason University

Bar Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Women Attorney Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite: 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Chair of Northern Virginia Pro Bono Hotline
  • Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors for Britepaths, formerly known as Our Daily Bread, Inc.
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Women Attorney Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association