Libbey Van Pelt has joined the firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C. as counsel in its Personal Injury practice. Van Pelt’s practice focuses on serious personal injury cases, including wrongful death, products liability and inadequate security matters.
Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Virginia and Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyers” in a number of practice areas. In addition, five attorneys are named to the 2019 Virginia and Washington, D.C., “Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Melissa A. Little, an associate in Blankingship & Keith, P.C.’s education law and litigation group, has been named a 2018 “Rising Star” in the law firm sector by the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC) of the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association. Little was one of several attorneys recognized for having distinguished themselves in their careers and having made a mark in the legal community.
Five attorneys at Blankingship & Keith, P.C. have been named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine. The list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff, identifies the top legal talent in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has been recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in the 2019 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” with a total of 22 honors on the 2019 list, including 16 national and metropolitan tier-one practice rankings.
Firms included in the “Best Law Firms“ are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal knowledge.
William B. Porter, managing principal of the law firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., is the new president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Federal Bar Association for the 2018–2019 term. He has been on the board of directors of the chapter since 2013.
An article that published in Bloomberg News on June 25, 2018 discussed the results of a “first-of-its-kind study using the latest techniques for simulating head injuries.” The study found significant variations in how bike helmets protect against concussions, noting the use of older bike helmets that do not include the latest anti-concussion technology were more than twice as likely to result in injuries.
Blankingship & Keith, P.C. co-founder and principal John A.C. Keith has been elected as a member of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural class of the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame.
The Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame honors Virginia lawyers age 60 and older. Criteria for inclusion are career accomplishments, contributions to the development of the law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and to the commonwealth at large, and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia.