Blankingship & Keith Recognized for MULTI-Million-dollar Settlements
by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
FAIRFAX, VA (Feb. 12, 2014) – Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is proud to share the news that Virginia Lawyers Weekly has ranked five of its 2013 legal settlements among the top 50 in the Commonwealth. Additionally, VLW ranked three of the firm’s cases among the five largest personal injury settlements in the Northern Virginia area.
The magazine’s survey of legal settlements is an annual compilation of settlements throughout Virginia that are greater than a million dollars, reached during the past calendar year and have a strong Virginia component.
Blankingship’s attorneys involved in the million-dollar settlements recognized in this year’s VLW survey are principals, Peter S. Everett, Robert J. Stoney, Mark A. Towery and Chidi I. James, and associate Jessica L. Sura, all of whom are members of the firm’s Personal Injury Litigation Group.
“This recognition is a testament to our commitment to fight for our clients,” said Everett, founder of the firm’s personal injury practice group. “Catastrophic personal injury cases are always complex when people’s lives are shattered because of someone else’s careless actions.”
The plaintiff in four of these cases suffered a traumatic brain injury, an area of interest to the Blankingship & Keith’s personal injury team. “Mild brain injury cases are particularly challenging, because the cognitive, physical and psychological problems may not be apparent to those not close to the victims,” Everett added.
Stoney noted, “Several of these million-dollar cases were brought to Blankingship & Keith by lawyers from other firms. Our significant experience and ability to work with co-counsels in Virginia and throughout the country help us secure the best possible outcome for our clients.”
Blankingship & Keith, P.C. is a law firm located in Northern Virginia and serving clients throughout the Commonwealth. The firm has offices in Fairfax City and Manassas and has 30 lawyers who represent clients in matters of civil litigation, commercial real estate, condemnation, personal injury, product liability and wrongful death litigation, land use, education and local government law, family law, creditor's rights, estate planning and general business matters. Our lawyers have a demonstrated pursuit of excellence in the practice of law in the Commonwealth and have served in various leadership roles including the President of the Virginia State Bar, President of the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, President of the George Mason American Inn of Court, President of the Fairfax Bar Association and President of the Prince William County Bar Association. Blankingship & Keith is also committed to our communities and providing pro bono services to civic, charitable and religious organizations and others most in need.