Firm News

November 6th, 2020

Blankingship & Keith, PC principal Richard J. Colten has been named by Virginia Lawyers Media to the “Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame,” sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

September 14th, 2020

Robert J. Stoney, a principal with the firm of Blankingship & Keith, PC, has been selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for its annual “Leaders in the Law” list honoring prominent lawyers across the state who set the standard for other Virginia lawyers.

September 14th, 2020

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.

May 11th, 2020

The law firm of Blankingship & Keith, P.C., is pleased to announce that 15 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers or as Rising Stars in a number of practice areas.

The following 10 Blankingship & Keith attorneys are named to the 2020 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers:

William H. Casterline, Jr., Principal, Real Estate

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.

February 28th, 2020

In February, Melissa Little, an attorney with Blankingship & Keith, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Education Law and Litigation Group, traveled to Austin, Texas to speak before the American Bar Association House of Delegates (HOD) concerning a resolution she drafted (Resolution 119). This resolution urges federal, state, and local governments to allocate funding for in-school mental health initiatives for youth experiencing racism or living in poverty and/or high crime communities.

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.”

January 27th, 2020

Fairfax, Va., January 2020Melissa Little, an attorney with Blankingship & Keith P.C.’s education law and litigation group, has been appointed to serve as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) liaison to the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

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.

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