Firm News

September 18th, 2015

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.

June 15th, 2015

Fairfax, VA - On May 14, 2015, Peter Everett and Chidi James, trial lawyers and principals with Blankingship & Keith, were part of a team that conducted an all-day workshop at George Mason University for crime victim advocates from Northern and Central Virginia.

June 4th, 2015

Fairfax, VA - The law firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Virginia “Super Lawyers” in a number of practice areas. David R. Clarke and John A.C. Keith, principals in the firm, also earned the distinction of being included in the “Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers 2015.” 

May 30th, 2015

Fairfax, VA – David R. Clarke, a principal with Blankingship & Keith, P.C., has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – one of only 1600 lawyers in the U.S. to hold this credential. Membership in the organization indicates the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.

May 27th, 2015

Fairfax, VA – Kevin DeTurris and Brian R. Sanderson have joined Blankingship & Keith, P.C. as counsel, strengthening the firm’s litigation team and services.

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin and Brian to Blankingship & Keith,” said William Carey, managing principal for the firm. "Their wealth of litigation experience, specifically in the areas of real estate and health care, enhances our firm's capabilities to better serve our clients in these industries."

April 22nd, 2015

We are pleased to announce that eleven of our attorneys have been named to the 2014 Virginia’s Legal Elite.

February 12th, 2015
The litigation team here at Blankingship & Keith regularly represents clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI can cause a host of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral effects, and is referred to as the “invisible injury,” because its often-devastating impacts are masked by the absence of any obvious continuing physical trauma. Fortunately, we have seen some promising developments in diagnosis and treatment of TBI.
January 29th, 2015

A recent and notable eminent domain action is the topic of an article by Paul Terpak and Laurie Kirkland, attorneys in the Eminent Domain and Condemnation practice at Blankingship & Keith, on “Limits on Consideration of Mandatory Dedications in Eminent Domain” in the fall 2014 issue of Fee Simple, the newsletter of the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section.

January 21st, 2015

Chidi James, Partner at Blankingship & Keith recently spoke at an event in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Open to the public, the community service was held at The Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, VA.

January 19th, 2015

On February 4, 2015, Chidi James, Partner at Blankingship & Keith, will be moderating a discussion at the Fairfax Courthouse about civility and professionalism. Organized by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the conversation will explore how to be strong, respectful and professional in the adversarial process of litigation.