Firm News

June 14th, 2018

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.

May 1st, 2018

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.

April 30th, 2018

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.

April 24th, 2018

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.

February 26th, 2018

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.

February 1st, 2018

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.

February 1st, 2018

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has added two new attorneys to the firm. Michael McAdoo has joined the firm’s Wills, Trust and Estates, and Commercial Real Estate and Leasing practices as senior counsel. Patrick B.

January 15th, 2018

Adam W. Smith has joined the firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C. as a principal in the firm’s Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice, and Personal Injury practice groups.

December 11th, 2017

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Olivia M.F. Bean has joined the firm’s family law practice as an associate.

November 1st, 2017

Virginia (“Ginny”) F. Shevlin has joined Blankingship & Keith, P.C.’s Family Law practice as an associate.

“I’m delighted that Ginny, a respected attorney, litigator and dedicated advocate for families, has joined our firm,” said William B. Porter, managing principal of the firm. “Her wealth of experience and legal skills will be an asset to our Family Law practice as we continue to grow in this area.”