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Attorney Adam W. Smith Named 2015 Lawyer of the Year by the D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2015


At its Annual Banquet earlier this year, the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers’ Association presented the 2015 Lawyer of the Year Award to McCandlish Lillard principal Adam W. Smith.  Mr. Smith has been an active and committed member of the DCDLA for many years, and has served in various capacities, including President and Board Member.

Mr. Smith joined McCandlish Lillard in 1996, and his civil practice focuses on personal injury, tort litigation and medical malpractice defense. In addition to being an active member of the D.C. and Virginia bars, he is an active Rotarian and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

The D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association  has served the civil defense bar in the District of Columbia for more than 25 years. It can be found on the web at .

McCandlish & Lillard, P.C. has 22 attorneys, with offices in Fairfax and Leesburg. For more information regarding McCandlish & Lillard, P.C., call the firm at 703-273-2288, or visit our website at