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Legal Elite 2019

19 McCandlish Lillard Lawyers Named to Virginia Business’s “Legal Elite” for 2019

McCandlish Lillard is pleased to announce that 19 of its 21 attorneys, a record number for the firm, have been recognized by Virginia Business magazine as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” Peyton Mahaffey, who along with Ralph M. Tener is one of only 21 attorneys in Virginia to be recognized every year since the project began in 2000, was featured in the category of Civil Litigation.

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McCandlish attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

We are proud to announce that seven of our lawyers have been recognized as among The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

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Daniel P. Lyon

Former Partner Daniel P. Lyon Rejoins McCandlish Lillard as Of Counsel

McCandlish Lillard is pleased to announce that the firm has rehired attorney Daniel P. Lyon as Of Counsel. 

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Congratulations to Peyton Mahaffey

Congratulations to R. Peyton Mahaffey, President and Principal of McCandlish Lillard, on nearly 39 years of service to our firm, our clients, our community, the legal profession, and leadership in Virginia, and being named to the Virginia Lawyers Media HALL OF FAME – Class of 2019.

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R. Peyton Mahaffey

R. Peyton Mahaffey Named to “Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame”

Peyton Mahaffey has been named to the Class of 2019 for the “Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame.” The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, and honors attorneys on the basis of their career accomplishments, contributions to the development of law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and the Commonwealth, and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia.

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Attorneys Named to 2019 Super Lawyers Lists

Eight lawyers from the law firm of McCandlish Lillard have been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.

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New Litigation Attorney Joins McCandlish

The Firm recently has added a new attorney, Mark Emilio S. Abrajano, as an associate in the Firm’s Litigation group.

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Melinda Merk to Join McCandlish’s Wills, Trust & Estates Practice

McCandlish Lillard is pleased to announce that on March 1, 2019, Melinda Merk, JD, LLM, will join the firm’s Wills, Trusts & Estates practice as a Principal. Melinda provides holistic multi-generational income and wealth transfer tax planning advice and estate and trust services to high net worth individuals, families, and business owners.

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