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Twenty-Two Blankingship & Keith Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers in America or Ones to Watch


September 14, 2020

More than half of the firm’s attorneys made this year’s lists

Blankingship & Keith, PC is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys, all principals with the firm, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© and that six attorneys have been selected in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list.

Richard Colten, John A. C. Keith, Peter S. Everett, Robert E. Sculley, Jr. and Robert J. Stoney, all principals with the firm, have each been named to the list for 15 or more years.

The full list of the 16 attorneys from Blankingship & Keith who were selected for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America with their cited practice areas are:

John F. Cafferky                  Education Law

William H. Casterline, Jr.    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

David Rust Clarke               Family Law; Family Law Mediation

Richard J. Colten                 Family Law

Thomas M. Cusick               Family Law

Peter S. Everett                    Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

David J. Gogal                      Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Chidi I. James                       Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

John A. C. Keith                   Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Elizabeth C. Morrogh           Trusts and Estates

William B. Porter                  Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management

Wm. Quinton Robinson       Business Organizations; Corporate Compliance Law

Brian R. Sanderson              Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Robert E. Scully, Jr.              Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Robert J. Stoney                   Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Paul B. Terpak                       Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

The six Blankingship & Keith attorneys included in the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list are:

Laurie L. Kirkland               Commercial Litigation

Patrick B. Piccolo               Commercial Litigation

Michael K. Kim                     Education Law

Olivia M. F. Bean                  Family Law

Lauren F. Randall                Litigation - Labor and Employment

Libbey Van Pelt                    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 79,000 leading attorneys cast more than 12 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Blankingship & Keith, PC is a regional law firm, with 41 lawyers, serving clients throughout Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth.