A Pair of Appellate Wins

July 8, 2022

Blankingship & Keith partner Juli Porto obtains a pair of appellate victories for her clients

$1.475 Million Personal Injury Settlement

May 24, 2022

Blankingship & Keith's Personal Injury team obtained a settlement for Violation of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code-Related Personal Injury

Commissioner of Highways v. Freedom I-66 Land, LLC results in $21M Settlement for Client

May 2, 2022

This case involved the condemnation from an 83 acre parcel zoned Industrial with by right use for data centers of approximately 21 acres in fee, along with 3.4 acres for stormwater management and drainage, required for the construction of a commuter parking lot built as part of the expansion of I-66.  VDOT’s original offer was $4.7 million. 


Commissioner of Highways v. Gainesville GGP Results in $10.1M Settlement for Client

May 1, 2022

Blankingship & Keith Eminent Domain attorneys achieved a $10.1 million settlement for clients in a matter involving VDOT’s condemnation of approximately 24 acres, along with four acres for storm water management and drainage, for the construction of a commuter parking lot built as part of the expansion of Interstate 66

Negotiating a Complex Business and Real Estate Purchase

April 29, 2022

Blankingship & Keith’s longtime client, a thriving consumer services business, encountered an opportunity to bid on the sale of multiple, similar business properties. In...
VDOT v. Shadyac Results in $1,011,622 Jury Verdict for Client

April 29, 2022

This case involved the total taking of a little over an acre in Gainesville. The key ruling was the exclusion of the owners low purchase price of $250,000 as negatively influenced by the project. 


VDOT's original offer was $449,000.

Garber v. Prince William County Results in $15M Settlement for Client.

April 28, 2022

This case involved the taking of approximately 70 acres to expand the Government Center in Prince William County. The primary issue was the nature of the uses allowed under the County...
O'Connor Family v. Loudoun County School Board Results in $6,468,200 Settlement for Client

April 27, 2022

Franconia II, LP (Springfield Mall) v. VDOT $508,700 Settlement for Our Client

April 26, 2022

The key issue was the loss of parking and the impact of the taking on a pad site at the Mall.


Mac D Associates v. Fairfax County Results in $11,572,491 Jury Verdict

April 25, 2022

In a taking from the old MacDonald farm (really) the primary issue was the highest and best use of the property. Blankingship & Keith first succeeded in reducing the size of the taking. The key ruling at trial was Paul’s success in having the County’s Comprehensive Plan thrown out of evidence because it was based in part on the road to be constructed as part of the taking in the case.


Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority v. Dominion Virginia Power Results in a $1.9 million plus Settlement for Our Client

April 24, 2022

In Phase 2 of the Park Authority’s fight to keep control of the W&OD Trail, which Paul argued and won at trial and before the Virginia Supreme Court, the Park Authority sought...
Legend v. Virginia Power Results in $215,000 for Our Client

April 23, 2022

This very unusual case involved the proposed construction of a new gas line under an existing power line on the Cherry Hill Peninsula in Prince William County. Due to the sag of the...