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.
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.
Jessica Sura Speaks to Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and Quoted in Virginia Lawyers Weekly regarding Ride Sharing Companies
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.
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.
Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Laurie L. Kirkland has become a principal with the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
“Laurie has made outstanding contributions to the firm and has achieved excellent results for our clients,” said William B. Porter, managing principal of the firm. “Her practice supports the firm’s core strengths and positions us to serve our clients better now and for years to come.”
Real estate and business principal, Jeremy Root, recently published an article on CCIM Institute’s website. Entitled “Gross-Up Provisions - Tenants benefit from having fixed variable costs,” Mr. Root explains how the gross-up provision works in commercial real estate leases.
Peter S. Everett, a principal at Blankingship & Keith, recently presented a session on "Mastering the Use of Literature in TBI Cases" at the Brain Injury Retreat hosted by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. The CLE accredited program was given over two days in early November at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA. If you would like to discuss his presentation, please contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.691.1235.
By: Peter Vieth, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
A Northern Virginia lawyer says he hopes to leverage his firm’s litigation against child care facilities to push for reforms to prevent children from becoming sexual abuse victims.
In the midst of trial preparation in one case of alleged child sexual assault, and showcasing a separate $22 million suit based on similar allegations, Peter S. Everett of Fairfax says he plans to focus attention on the need for better day care practices.