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.
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.