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Bethany Benes

Litigation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bethany Benes Ingersoll


Licensed for 9 years

About Bethany

Learn Bethany’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    30%

  2. Litigation
    30%

  3. Business
    5%
    Business and commercial litigation

  4. Construction and development
    5%
    Construction litigation

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Business and commercial litigation

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    Business and commercial litigation

  7. Estate planning
    5%
    Trusts and estates litigation

  8. Intellectual property
    5%
    Trade secrets and IP litigation

  9. Real estate
    5%
    Property litigation

  10. Trusts
    5%
    Trusts and estates litigation

Bethany focuses her litigation practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, trusts and estates litigation, property litigation, construction litigation, trade secrets and IP litigation, and appeals. She is licensed to practice in all Virginia state trial courts, as well as the Eastern District of Virginia and Western District of Virginia.

Bethany is experienced in handling high profile and complex cases, and in 2016, was a member of the litigation team that obtained the largest jury verdict in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Since 2014, Bethany has been consistently recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, and in 2019 and 2020, was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuter.

As a former law clerk in Virginia’s busiest trial court, Bethany has a unique understanding of trial practice, and uses this knowledge to formulate efficient and beneficial strategies for her clients. While the process of litigation has become well known to Bethany, she understands the stresses it causes clients. To reduce the unknowns and alleviate any anxiety a client may experience, Bethany makes it a priority to be available to her clients to educate and communicate with them about each step of the litigation process.

In addition to her legal work, Bethany is a leader in several bar and community associations. She is an active member of The Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Virginia Women Attorney’s Association. Bethany previously served as the Chair of Northern Virginia Pro Bono Hotline and was the former Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors for Britepaths (formerly known as Our Daily Bread, Inc.) 

A native of Northern Virginia, Bethany received a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University before receiving her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. While at American, Bethany was involved in the trial advocacy program, including the Mock Trial Honor Society. In addition to serving as a summer law clerk to the Honorable Nelson W. Rupp of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, following law school, Bethany clerked for the Honorable Bruce D. White of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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Licensed for 9 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 03/31/2016

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Bethany

Bethune Benes, PLLC
4290 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 302
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Just What I neded
I had to sue a former business partner so there were a lot of complications. I found Ms. Benes to be very knowledgeable, experienced, thorough and, best of all, A to B. She didn't pad her time or engage in useless chit chat. In court, she was relentless but at the same time very professional. She was just what I needed . . . and it resulted in a very satisfactory outcome. I couldn't be happier. GL
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
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Best Lawyer in Fairfax
Bethany Benes represented my father with a dispute over property that was jointly owned with a family member. She was very professional, caring and prepared for depositions and court. She was very impressive in court she was prepared with a binder with evidence that was organized, charts, the right questions to ask the other party and answers to everything that was questioned. She was able present his side of the statement even though he couldn’t speak English very well she hired a wonderful translator. The judgement was in my father’s favor. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer that will work diligently for their clients. We were very blessed to find her. Thank you Bethany Benes!!!
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Posted by John | May 17, 2018
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Business owner/Investor
Ms Benes is the consummate lawyer. She fiercely advocates on behalf of her clients as was my case. During that process she provided both written and verbal communications explaining the law and the options best suited to arrive at the desired legal outcome sought. Her understanding of the law and research, as required, was that of counsel who tirelessly works to ensure her client is well advised and represented which in my matter led to a favorable resolution. I will continue to use her counsel and would not hesitate to recommend her to my family, friends, clients, and professional associates.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bethune Benes, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • McCandlish & Lillard
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Bruce D. White
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Summer Law Clerk to the Hon. Nelson W. Rupp, Jr.
  • Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • George Mason University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Hotline
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Lawline
  • Disputes Between Members of an LLC: "Divorcing" Your Business Partner in Virginia
  • 2017
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia CLE, Using the Courts to Break Up a Business: Dissociation Actions and Dissolution of Limited Liability Companies in Virginia
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawline
  • Disputes Between Members of an LLC: "Divorcing" Your Business Partner in Virginia
  • 2017
  • Virginia CLE
  • Using the Courts to Break Up a Business: Dissociation Actions and Dissolution of Limited Liability Companies in Virginia
  • 2016

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