A. Hugo Blankingship, Jr.
Hugo Blankingship practiced law in Northern Virginia for over sixty years. He is now retired. He had extensive experience in a wide variety of matters, including eminent domain and real estate tax valuation cases, commercial real estate, business transactions and land use matters. Together with Paul Terpak, he represented many landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain cases. Since 1988, he was editor of the Virginia Continuing Legal Education handbook entitled Eminent Domain: State and Federal. His clients included large, national companies, state and local government agencies and individual property and business owners. He was involved in some of the largest eminent domain cases in the region, including the condemnation of a major utility company by a local government.
His practice also involved providing counsel and assistance to various business interests. He served as a director of a local bank and also as Chairman of the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority. He also served as counsel to several distinguished institutions with national prominence.