Blankingship & Keith elects three new principals

Blankingship & Keith, P.C. has elected Jessica L. Sura, Michael Kim and Thomas M. Cusick  as principals of the firm. The promotions will become effective on January 1, 2019.

Sura has a litigation practice with a special emphasis in medical malpractice defense. She represents physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in cases alleging medical negligence. Sura is a graduate of the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, where she graduated cum laude. She is also a Title VII graduate fellow of the University of New Mexico.

Kim is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented corporate and individual clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters. He regularly appears in the state courts of Northern Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has been named a “Rising Star“ by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine for 2013–2017 and by Washington DC Super Lawyers magazine for 2014–2017. Kim graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated cum laude.

Cusick’s practice encompasses all areas of family law. He also is experienced in resolving disputes between unmarried people, including paternity determinations and division of personal property. He is a highly respected and accomplished family law attorney having been selected by his peers and recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2018-2019 and has been named a “Rising Star“ by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine for 2017–2018.  Cusick is a cum laude graduate from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech. Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia, working with the Circuit Court judges in Roanoke City, Roanoke County and the City of Salem.