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.
A native of Fairfax, John has been practicing law in Virginia courts since 1975 and has handled cases involving all sorts of commercial disputes, including business torts, fraud, real estate, employment, and partnership and corporate fights of various types. He has also represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in will contests and all varieties of trust and estate litigation, and has significant experience in legal malpractice defense cases as well. An experienced mediator and arbitrator, John has also represented countless clients in all types of alternate dispute resolution proceedings.
John, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, has served in numerous positions in the Virginia State Bar, including president. He was also past president of the Virginia Law Foundation and currently serves as secretary for the Boyd-Graves Conference. John has had an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1987.
John received his law degree and undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Albert V. Bryan, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The honorees will be celebrated at a reception on June 12 at the John Marshall Hotel in Richmond. For a complete listing of the inaugural class and information about attending the event, click here.