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Chidi James to Become President-Elect of the Virginia State Bar


March 16, 2022

Fairfax, Va., March 16 - Blankingship & Keith partner Chidi James will become the president-elect of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) at their annual meeting in June and the first black man to be president-elect of the VSB in the Bar’s 84-year history.

Mr. James is a personal injury lawyer who handles cases including wrongful death, products liability, and inadequate security.  He is the immediate past president of the Board of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, former president of the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and a member of both the Fairfax Law Foundation Board and the Old Dominion Bar Association Foundation Board.  Mr. James has also served on the Board of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association for many years. 

Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Blankingship & Keith, PC is a regional law firm with 40 lawyers, serving clients throughout Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth.


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