Ian J. McElhaney



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Ian J. McElhaney

Ian McElhaney's practice focuses primarily on Civil Litigation and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.

A Northern Virginia native, Ian earned his B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia in 2016, and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2019. While attending Washington and Lee, Ian served as a Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review. Upon graduation, Ian was made a member of the Washington and Lee University Chapter of the Order of the Coif.

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Prior to joining the firm, Ian completed a clerkship with the Honorable Daniel E. Ortiz at Fairfax County Circuit Court.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2019)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., With Distinction, 2016)
Bar Admissions
  • Eastern District of Virginia, 2020
  • Virginia State Bar, 2019


  • Hon. Daniel E. Ortiz, Fairfax County Circuit Court, 2019-2020

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star: Estate and Probate (2023-2024)