Firm News

May 11th, 2020

The law firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., is pleased to announce that 19 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers or as Rising Stars in a number of practice areas.

The following 14 Blankingship & Keith attorneys are named to the 2020 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers, an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a higher degree of peer recognition and professional achievement:

March 13th, 2020

The New York Times quotes Blankingship & Keith's Juli Porto as an authority in an article discussing Uber driver safety. Juli chairs a national litigation group that focuses on representing crime victims in cases against ridehail companies such as Uber and Lyft, and is a national leader in this burgeoning area of the law.

January 30th, 2020

Juli Porto will be speaking at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual convention taking place from March 26-29, 2020. On Friday, March 27, Juli, along with Matthew R. Foster, an attorney with Bangel, Bangel & Bangel, L.L.P., will give a presentation on “Uber & Lyft Litigation – Seeing the Possibilities.”

October 28th, 2019

Robert E. Scully, Jr. has joined Blankingship & Keith, P.C.’s Civil Litigation Practice as a principal. His practice focuses on business tort, corporate governance, trusts and estates, construction, and intellectual property litigation. He has more than 38 years of first-chair trial experience in federal and state courts in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

July 29th, 2019

Blankingship& Keith, P.C. has announced that Darlene S. Lesser has joined the firm’s family law practice as a principal. Lesser is an experienced family law professional known for her commitment to solving her client’s matrimonial issues with creative solutions that preserve the integrity of the family.

April 19th, 2019

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Virginia and  Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyers” in a number of practice areas. In addition, five attorneys are named to the 2019 Virginia and Washington, D.C., “Rising Stars” list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

December 3rd, 2018

Five attorneys at Blankingship & Keith, P.C. have been named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine. The list, compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff, identifies the top legal talent in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

November 8th, 2018

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has been recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in the 2019 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” with a total of 22 honors on the 2019 list, including 16 national and metropolitan tier-one practice rankings.

Firms included in the “Best Law Firms“ are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal knowledge.

October 24th, 2018

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has elected Jessica L. Sura, Michael Kim and Thomas M. Cusick  as principals of the firm. The promotions will become effective on January 1, 2019.

October 1st, 2018

William B. Porter, managing principal of the law firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., is the new president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Federal Bar Association for the 2018–2019 term. He has been on the board of directors of the chapter since 2013.