Nadeem Bohsali

Associate

nbohsali@bklawva.com

d. 703-691-1235
o. 703-691-1235
f. 703-691-3913

Nadeem Bohsali

Nadeem’s practice focuses on defending healthcare providers, businesses, and individuals in civil litigation matters throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia.

He joins Blankingship & Keith after two years at a Virginia civil litigation boutique where he successfully defended over 200 clients including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, local governments, and the Commonwealth of Virginia in civil litigation throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia. He places a high premium on consistent communication with his clients to effectively identify, understand, and achieve their goals. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the Defense Research Institute, the Henrico Bar Association, and the Richmond Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • University of Richmond School of Law (JD, cum laude, 2021) Honors: CALI Award - Virginia Civil Procedure; Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
    Activities: Journal of Law and Technology; President - Student Intellectual Property Law Association; Veterans' Benefits Pro Bono Appeals Program; Pro Bono Wills for Senior Citizens
  • College of William and Mary (BS, 2016) Activities: Ecotoxicology Research Assistant; Middle Eastern Music Ensemble; Appalachian Music Ensemble; Middle Eastern Student Association
     
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia Bar, 2021
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2023
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Western District of Virginia

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended the #1 R.V. manufacturer in North America from lemon law claims under the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act and allegations of fraud under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act by transferring the case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to the United States Northern District of Indiana on grounds that the plaintiffs consented to an enforceable mandatory forum selection clause, and the plaintiffs were barred from arguing the warranty they sought to enforce was unconscionable.  
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 200 restaurant chain at trial in a premises liability case by arguing that the Plaintiff failed to establish negligence, the existence of an unsafe condition, or failure to warn of an unsafe condition, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
  • Successfully defended an industrial vehicle supplier and a crane operator at trial by arguing that the Plaintiff failed to establish an initial showing of ordinary negligence, or negligence under the theory of res ipsa loquitur, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
  • Successfully defended an automotive repair shop at trial in a case related to the installation of a remanufactured engine, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
  • Successfully defended a luxury auto repair shop at trial in a case related to work performed on a Mercedes Benz by cross examining the plaintiff and demonstrating the auto repair shop was not the cause of any of the claimed damages, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
  • Successfully defended a police officer and a police detective in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from claims of gross negligence, malicious prosecution under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and malicious prosecution under Virginia common law.
  • Successfully defended a police officer in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on a Motion to Dismiss, resulting in dismissal with prejudice of Fourth Amendment constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law malicious prosecution claims arising from protective searches, limited investigative detentions, and searches incident to arrest.
  • Successfully defended building owners where Plaintiff alleged that one or more bricks fell from the top of the building and struck Plaintiff on the head as he was walking on the sidewalk below, resulting in dismissal of a $1,495,000.00 public nuisance claim. Limited the extension of two longstanding Virginia Supreme Court decisions relating to the scope of public nuisance claims for falling objects and the public right of way.
  • Successfully defended a Virginia regional jail in a breach of contract case brought by a former employee related to the payment of training expenses by arguing that the former employee had breached the employment agreement, resulting in a finding that the former employee was required to repay the training expenses for which she sued the Jail.
  • Successfully defended the driver of a vehicle alleged to have collided with a telephone pole, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice of the property damage claims asserted against the driver.
  • Successfully opposed a Motion to Take Judicial Notice of Google Maps “Street View” images in a premises liability case, resulting in a Virginia Circuit Court finding of first
  • Successfully defended a local government employee in connection with a final default judgment order entered against him by challenging the validity of service of process, resulting in the judgment being reopened, declared void, and vacated.
  • Successfully mediated a business dispute between members of a Limited Liability Company, resulting in continued operation of the LLC.

 

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Activities

  • Founding Member, National Arab American Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Henrico Bar Association
  • Member, Richmond Bar Association
  • Member, William & Mary Young Guarde Alumni Council

 

Professional Honors

  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Virginia Civil Procedure

Clerkships

Henrico County Circuit Court, 2021-2022