Lainie Singerman


Lainie Singerman joined the firm in 2016 and works with the firm’s personal injury team. Prior to joining the firm, she graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she tried cases in the Albemarle and Charlottesville General District Courts representing indigent defendants in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Lainie also was involved in appellate work litigating postconviction appeals with the Innocence Project Clinic, in the Supreme Court of Virginia. She served as the Articles Editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, completed over 300 hours of pro bono service, and received the Robert E. Goldsten Award for Distinction in the Classroom.

A Fairfax native, Ms. Singerman received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, where she studied Arabic and studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt. Her honors thesis compared Arabic- and English-language news coverage of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. She is conversationally fluent in Arabic.

Ms. Singerman continues her pro bono work at Blankingship & Keith, representing family victims of domestic abuse seeking permanent protective orders against their abusers.

Professional Honors & Activities

Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Articles Editor, 2015­-16
Criminal Defense Clinic, 2015­-16 
Innocence Project Clinic, 2014­-15

Community Service

  • The Innocence Project at UVA School of Law, Fundraising Director, 2015-­16
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Public Defender, Pro Bono Intern, 2014­-16
  • Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Pro Bono Intern, 2014
  • Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, Pro Bono Volunteer, 2013­-14