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Dianya Pu

Dianya Pu

Dianya (Dani) Pu is an associate attorney practicing predominantly in family law/domestic relations. Dani works primarily in the firm’s Fairfax Office and represents clients across Northern Virginia. Dani received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Subsequently, she graduated from the George Washington University Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate…

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Jennifer A. Crane

Jennifer A. Crane

Jenn Crane is delighted to practice trusts and estates at McCandlish Lillard, focusing on special needs and elder law, two subject areas close to her heart.  Upon graduating from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and joining the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Zinora Mitchell-Rankin of D.C.…

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Theresa D. Small

Theresa D. Small

Theresa Dalmut Small is an associate attorney practicing in the areas of civil litigation, and estate planning. Theresa works primarily in the firm’s Fairfax Office; however, she represents clients across Northern Virginia. Theresa is a Virginia native who received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University with a focus in Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon…

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Ryan A. Logan

Ryan A. Logan

Ryan Logan is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on business and real estate transactional law. Ryan works in the firm’s Fairfax office representing clients in Northern Virginia and throughout the DC metropolitan area. Prior to joining McCandlish, Ryan practiced tax law and trust and estate administration in Maryland. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from…

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Sarah C. Aviles

Sarah C. Aviles

Sarah Caitlyn Aviles concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, fiduciary representations, guardianships and conservatorships, and civil litigation. As an estate planning attorney, Sarah advises clients on planning for family financial needs, probate avoidance, and incapacity. She has prepared hundreds of estate plans, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills,…

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Alan B. Croft

Alan B. Croft

For over 30 years Alan Croft has practiced exclusively as a litigator with a reputation as an aggressive and thorough trial attorney. Early in his career he served as a criminal prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Virginia and since that time, he has been involved in virtually all areas of civil and criminal litigation. More…

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Benjamin J. Trichilo

Benjamin J. Trichilo

Ben Trichilo joined McCandlish Lillard in 2011, bringing with him more than 35 years of trial and appellate experience, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, professional malpractice, premises liability, business litigation, and Defense Base Act cases.  Ben has handled auto accidents, slip and fall injuries, sports injuries, closed head injuries, brain injuries, eye injuries, neck and…

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Daniel P. Lyon

Daniel P. Lyon

Daniel P. Lyon is an accomplished attorney and executive with more than 30 years of progressive experience with repeated success across a broad range of industries and business segments. His strong business acumen (including his background as a CPA and business executive) enables him to quickly understand the fundamental elements of each business transaction and…

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Douglas J. Sanderson

Douglas J. Sanderson

Douglas J. Sanderson enjoys using his several decades of experience as a solutions-focused attorney to provide legal services in the multiple practice areas of family law/domestic relations, commercial real estate, and business organizations and transactions. Although initially Doug began his practice primarily focused on real estate litigation and transactions, he soon added the practice of…

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Elizabeth L. Gray

Elizabeth L. Gray

Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), Elizabeth has demonstrated her expertise in elder law and special needs law for over 20 years. Elizabeth focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, guardianships, and the administration of estates. She provides experience, compassion and…

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