16 Blankingship & Keith Attorneys Named 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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.” 

The following 13 Blankingship & Keith principals were named to the 2015 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers:

William L. Carey,  Principal, Health Care
William H. Casterline, Jr., Principal, Real Estate
David R. Clarke, Principal, Family Law 
Peter S. Everett, Principal, Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
David J. Gogal, Principal, Business Litigation
Chidi I. James, Principal, Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
John A.C. Keith, Principal, Business Litigation
Mary McGowan,  Principal, Schools & Education 
Elizabeth ("Betty Van") Morrogh, Principal, Estate Planning & Probate
William B. Porter, Principal, General Litigation (Virginia and D.C.)
Robert J. Stoney, Principal, Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff
Paul B. Terpak, Principal, Eminent Domain
Mark A. Towery, Principal, Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
In addition, the following three associates were named to the 2015 Virginia “Rising Stars” list: Patricia A. Minson (Schools & Education); Laurie L. Kirkland (Civil Litigation: Defense); and Jessica L. Sura (Personal Injury General: Plaintiff). Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. 

Ms. McGowan was the only Virginia “Super Lawyer” and Ms. Minson was the only “Rising Star” listed in the practice area of Schools & Education.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.