Firm News

March 13th, 2020

The New York Times quotes Blankingship & Keith's Juli Porto as an authority in an article discussing Uber driver safety. Juli chairs a national litigation group that focuses on representing crime victims in cases against ridehail companies such as Uber and Lyft, and is a national leader in this burgeoning area of the law.

February 28th, 2020

In February, Melissa Little, an attorney with Blankingship & Keith, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Education Law and Litigation Group, traveled to Austin, Texas to speak before the American Bar Association House of Delegates (HOD) concerning a resolution she drafted (Resolution 119). This resolution urges federal, state, and local governments to allocate funding for in-school mental health initiatives for youth experiencing racism or living in poverty and/or high crime communities.

January 30th, 2020

Juli Porto will be speaking at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual convention taking place from March 26-29, 2020. On Friday, March 27, Juli, along with Matthew R. Foster, an attorney with Bangel, Bangel & Bangel, L.L.P., will give a presentation on “Uber & Lyft Litigation – Seeing the Possibilities.”

January 27th, 2020

Fairfax, Va., January 2020Melissa Little, an attorney with Blankingship & Keith P.C.’s education law and litigation group, has been appointed to serve as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) liaison to the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

October 28th, 2019

Robert E. Scully, Jr. has joined Blankingship & Keith, P.C.’s Civil Litigation Practice as a principal. His practice focuses on business tort, corporate governance, trusts and estates, construction, and intellectual property litigation. He has more than 38 years of first-chair trial experience in federal and state courts in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

August 23rd, 2019

Fairfax, Va., Aug. 23, 2019 — Wesley Allen, an associate with Blankingship & Keith, P.C., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Destination Imagination (DI), a global, volunteer-led educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem-solvers, for a four-year term, effective July 1, 2019.

July 29th, 2019

Blankingship& Keith, P.C. has announced that Darlene S. Lesser has joined the firm’s family law practice as a principal. Lesser is an experienced family law professional known for her commitment to solving her client’s matrimonial issues with creative solutions that preserve the integrity of the family.

June 12th, 2019

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.

April 19th, 2019

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

December 10th, 2018

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.

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