Firm News

June 16th, 2017

Blankingship & Keith is pleased to announce that Melissa Little has been selected as the co-recipient of The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference R. Edwin Burnette, Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award for 2017.

This award honors an outstanding young Virginia lawyer who has demonstrated dedicated service to the Young Lawyers Conference, the legal profession, and the community. 

June 2nd, 2017

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has welcomed Wesley D. Allen to its Education Law and Litigation practice as an associate. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on education matters.

February 22nd, 2017

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has welcomed James R. Meizanis, Jr. and Juli M. Porto to the firm as associates.

“Both James and Juli are highly respected lawyers with impressive track records,” said William B. Porter, managing principal of the firm. “Their collective experience makes them significant assets for the firm and our clients.”

February 7th, 2017

Blankingship & Keith, PC is pleased to announce that the firm recently received a Certificate of Excellence from Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) for participation in the Fairfax Attorney of the Day Program.

January 18th, 2017

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. continues to expand its roster of attorneys with the addition of Lainie Singerman, who has joined as an associate in the firm’s personal injury practice.

December 13th, 2016

Brian R. Sanderson and Kevin F. X. DeTurris have become principals with the law firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., effective Jan. 1, 2017.

August 17th, 2016

Once again, more than a dozen attorneys from Blankingship & Keith, PC were selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2017. This marks the 30th year that A. Hugo Blankingship, Jr., of counsel to Blankingship & Keith, was recognized by Best Lawyers in America. John A. C. Keith, Peter S. Everett, and Robert J. Stoney, all principals with the firm, have each been named to the list for 15 or more years.

June 23rd, 2016

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is pleased to welcome Lindy K. Stevens to the firm as an associate. Her practice focuses primarily on education law and estate planning matters.

“Lindy is a tremendous asset to our team of attorneys and enhances our capabilities to serve our clients adeptly,” said William B. Porter, managing principal of the firm.

May 5th, 2016

Never get into a car with a stranger!  It’s one of the cardinal rules we learn when we’re young, but now there’s an app for that.  Blankingship & Keith associate Jessica Sura spoke about strategies for pursuing claims against the companies that offer those apps at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) convention last month. 

February 19th, 2016

A team of attorneys from Blankingship & Keith, PC – Robert Stoney, Peter Everett, Mark Towery, Chidi James and Jessica Sura – has secured settlements totally just over $3 million for a 4-year-old boy who was severely scalded when a free-standing range toppled over on him. David Nestor of Fairfax, Virginia, served as co-counsel for the plaintiff.