Kevin McCandlish

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Kevin joined WhitbeckBennett after completing a seventeen-month clerkship for the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., of the New Jersey Superior Court of Sussex County, where he focused primarily on Family Law matters to include child custody and parenting time, child support, spousal support, matrimonial and divorce disputes, equitable distribution, domestic disputes, and relocation issues.

He graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2018, where he served as Secretary of the Student Bar Association. He was selected to the school’s National Trial Team and was a member of the four-student team that won the 2017 National Finals of the ABA Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana. He held the role of Articles Editor on the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review. After graduation, he interned with a congressional campaign in Virginia.

Prior to law school, Kevin gained three years of experience as a Paralegal at a Financial Regulatory & White Collar Defense law firm in Washington, D.C. He was active in his community and was appointed Secretary of the Alexandria, VA City Commission on Archaeology. He graduated from the Honors Program of Bates College in 2012, where he was a member of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council.

With an extended family sprawling all over the Commonwealth, Kevin is happy to finally come home and represent family law clients with diligence, passion, and vigor. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys fishing, hiking with his family in Shenandoah National Park, watching football, and playing golf.


Name: Kevin McCandlish

Title: Associate Attorney

Law School: William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2018

College: Bates College, B.A., Honors Program, 2012

Admissions: Virginia 

Honors & Awards: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Secured Transactions (2017) and Family Law (2018); 2018 George Wythe Society Award for Leadership and Service to the W&M Law School Community