Bethany B. Ingersoll
McCandlish Lillard PC
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.