The Virginia Supreme Court hosted its 5th Biennial Chief Justice’s Pro Bono Summit on April 4 in Richmond, Virginia. This by-invitation-only event updates the Supreme Court of Virginia and legal practitioners on the pro bono environment in the state. Robert J. Stoney, chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s (VBA) Pro Bono Council and a principal at Blankingship & Keith, presented the Pro Bono Program Reports during the Summit.
Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is pleased to announced Mary C. Huff has joined the firm’s growing Family Law Practice as its newest associate attorney.
Blankingship & Keith resolves three cases listed in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s ‘Million Dollar Settlements of 2017’
The trial lawyers at Blankingship & Keith, PC resolved three major personal injury cases in 2017 listed in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s statewide “Million Dollar Settlements of 2017.” With a total of 45 cases making this year’s list, the personal injury team secured one settlement for $7.25 million included in the top ten and another settlement making the top 15.
The firm’s $2.75 million settlement for a client who slipped and fell at an airport was the second-highest settlement in Virginia for a mild traumatic brain injury reported, statewide, in 2017.
Bill Porter, managing principal for Blankingship & Keith, PC, was recently elected as the president-elect of the Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter. Mr. Porter will become president in October 2018. He was formerly the secretary for the organization.
A January 31, 2018 article in The Financial noted that Peter S. Everett, a principal with Blankingship & Keith, PC, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. Individuals profiled in Marquis Who’s Who are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Adam W. Smith has joined the firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C. as a principal in the firm’s Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice, and Personal Injury practice groups.
“I’m delighted that Ginny, a respected attorney, litigator and dedicated advocate for families, has joined our firm,” said William B. Porter, managing principal of the firm. “Her wealth of experience and legal skills will be an asset to our Family Law practice as we continue to grow in this area.”
Four Blankingship & Keith Partners Named 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Washington D.C by Best Lawyers in America
Blankingship & Keith, PC is pleased to announce that Peter Everett (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs), John Keith (Litigation - Trusts and Estates), Paul Terpak (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law) and Mark Towery (Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs) have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in Washington, D.C. for their respective areas of practice.