Firm News

May 9th, 2022

The 2022 edition Super Lawyers© includes 15 attorneys from Blankingship & Keith, PC. David J. Gogal and John A.C. Keith are listed in the Top 100 and James R. Meizanis, Jr. Matthew P. Tsun are named rising stars.

Attorneys are selected to Super Lawyer© based upon independent research and a peer-evaluation process to capture a consensus from leaders in the legal field regarding their peers’ accomplishments and capabilities.

Our attorneys listed in 2022 Super Lawyers© are:

March 16th, 2022

Fairfax, Va., March 16 - Blankingship & Keith partner Chidi James will become the president-elect of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) at their annual meeting in June and the first black man to be president-elect of the VSB in the Bar’s 84-year history.

January 5th, 2022

Blankingship & Keith partner Chidi James was recently announced the winner of the James Keith Public Service Award by the Fairfax Bar Association. 

The award recognizes an attorney who has demonstrated a long-standing dedication to providing pro bono legal services.

Named after The Honorable James Keith who, after a lifetime of service to the public, donated more than twelve years during his retirement to serve as an in-house pro bono attorney with the Fairfax office of the Legal Aid Society.


December 1st, 2021

Blankingship & Keith principal David Rust Clarke has been named a Top Divorce Lawyer in the December 2021 issue of Washingtonian Magazine. David has over 40 years of experience in family and his clients include owners of closely held businesses, CEO's and other professionals. 

November 24th, 2021

Blankingship & Keith, PC is committed to supporting and encouraging our attorney's and staff’s charitable works in Fairfax, VA. On November 16th, the firm hosted the Paralegal Section of the Fairfax Bar Association’s annual food drive benefiting FACETS, whose mission is to help individuals and families who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County. Our staff conduct a friendly annual competition creating and filling festive gift baskets to benefit that people that FACETS serves. 

November 10th, 2021

Blankingship & Keith shareholder Kevin F.X. DeTurris was quoted extensively in the Washington Post, walking homeowners through the process and best practices of appealing of property tax assessments.

November 5th, 2021

Virginia-based law firm Blankingship & Keith, P.C. received national and regional rankings in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

November 4th, 2021

Blankingship & Keith secured a victory for client Vowell, LLC  before the Supreme Court of Virginia, arguing for both Vowell and co-defendant, City of Alexandria. The Court found that the Historic Alexandria Foundation did not have legal grounds to appeal after the City Council signed off on a project involving the renovation of a house once owned by the late Justice Hugo L. Black.

October 19th, 2021

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is proud to announce Juli M. Porto and Mary C. Huff as the firm’s newest partners, effective January 1, 2022.