Fairfax and Leesburg, VA – Nine lawyers from northern Virginia’s McCandlish Lillard law firm have been selected to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers and 2018 Virginia Rising Stars lists.

Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the designation of Super Lawyers. The 2018 list includes Alan B. Croft (Business Litigation), John W. Farrell (Land Use/Zoning), Elizabeth L. Gray (Estate Planning & Probate), R. Peyton Mahaffey (Business Litigation), Stephen C. Price (Real Estate), Douglas J. Sanderson (Family Law), and Benjamin J. Trichilo (Workers’ Compensation). All of the firm’s attorneys named as a result of this year’s survey have been honored previously.

William J. Walsh (Business/Corporate) and Virginia C. Haizlip (Family Law) were selected to the 2018 Virginia Rising Stars list, a list that includes no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

In addition to being named to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list, R. Peyton Mahaffey was named to the Top 100: 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Elizabeth L. Gray was among those on the Top 50: 2018 Women Virginia Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

McCandlish Lillard currently has more than 20 attorneys, with offices in Fairfax and Leesburg.  The law firm has been meeting the legal needs of businesses and individuals in Northern Virginia and throughout the Commonwealth for more than a century.  For more information regarding McCandlish & Lillard, P.C., call the firm at 703-273-2288 or visit our website at