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Bethany B. Ingersoll

McCandlish Lillard PC

Title: Associate
Legal specialties: Civil litigation
Birthplace: Bethesda, Md.
Education: George Mason University, bachelor’s degree; American University, Washington College of Law, law degree
Spouse:  Daniel E. Ingersoll
Hobbies or pastimes:  Traveling, sports and enjoying the great outdoors
First job as a lawyer: Law clerk to the Hon. Bruce D. White, Fairfax County Circuit Court
Fan of:  Washington Redskins, University of Virginia, Washington Capitals and Atlanta Braves
Favorite vacation spot: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Recently read book: “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden,” by Kevin Maurer and Matt Bissonnette
Career mentors: The Hon. Bruce D. White and the Hon. Nelson W. Rupp Jr.

Why did you decide to become a lawyer?
I wanted my career to not only enrich my life but also involve helping others.  I enjoy the creativity and problem solving that practicing law involves on a daily basis.  The fact that doing what I love also benefits and helps others makes the practice of law not only a profession, but a passion for me.

What advice do you have for students who will graduate this spring from law school?
Preparation is key. Whether it be preparing for the bar exam, a client meeting or a trial, if you take the time to adequately prepare for the task at hand, you will be equipped with the tools for success.

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