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Juli M. Porto

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Blankingship & Keith, PC
4020 University Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-688-9895
Fax: 703-691-3913
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Appellate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Juli M. Porto is a personal injury and appellate attorney in Fairfax, Virginia. She is a principal at Blankingship & Keith, PC and represents clients throughout northern Virginia. She is a talented litigator who has been involved in several significant cases on behalf of injured clients. She is a fierce advocate committed to her clients.

Juli has been honored for her legal accomplishments by several organizations. The National Trial Lawyers has included her on its “Top 40 Under 40” list and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has named her among its “10 Best in Client Satisfaction” for personal injury attorneys in Virginia. She is regularly ranked as a top attorney by Arlington magazine, Virginia Business magazine, and the Washingtonian. Juli has lectured at statewide conferences and authored articles for various legal publications, including The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal, VTLAppeal, and Law360.

Juli attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and after an honorable discharge from the Army, received her undergraduate degree in Economics with Honors from New York University in New York City.  She received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law.

Juli is qualified to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Finally, Juli stays active in the legal community through membership in several professional organizations. She volunteers as a Law School Ambassador for Service to School, a non-profit organization that provides free application assistance and mentoring to military veterans attempting to pursue higher education.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Appellate
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Appeals, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


1 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

About Juli M. Porto

First Admitted: 2010, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • Jung v. Park, 2021 WL 1235422 (Virginia Supreme Court 2021)
  • Barber v. Wakole, 283 Va. 488, 722 S.E.2d 238 (Virginia Supreme Court 2012)
  • Toraish v. Lee, 293 Va. 262, 797 S.E.2d 760 (Virginia Supreme Court 2017)
  • Wilson v. Lee, 2018 WL 633522, Record No. 170347 (Virginia Supreme Court 2018)
  • Hampton v. Meyer, 299 Va. 121, 847 S.E.2d 287 (Virginia Supreme Court 2020)
  • VTLA Amicus, Doe v. Baker, 299 Va. 628, 857 S.E.2d 573 (Virginia Supreme Court 2021)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Service2School: Helping Veterans Apply to School, 2011 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-author, Essential Strategies for Representing Brain Injury Plaintiffs, Law360 (February 25, 2021)
  • The Many Uses of Microsoft Excel in Legal Practice (National Business Institute 2015)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations (National Business Institute 2015)
  • Getting the Most Out of Medical Experts and Records (National Business Institute 2016)
  • Proving Damages (National Business Institute 2016)
  • Litigating the Pressure Injury Case (VTLA Nursing Home Litigation Retreat 2019)
  • Technology & Advocacy (VTLA Advocacy Summit 2019)
  • Ridehail Seminar (VTLA Annual Convention 2020)
  • Obtaining Neuropsychological Raw Data (VTLA Traumatic Brain Injury Retreat 2021)
  • Appellate Analysis: The Law of Duty (VTLA Annual Convention 2021)
  • Chair, VTLA Annual Tort Law Seminar (VTLA Tort Law Seminar 2021)
  • Ethics in Appellate Practice (VBA 5th Appellate Summit 2021)
  • Convention Committee, VTLA Annual Convention (VTLA Annual Convention 2022)
  • Be Careful What You Ask For: Cashion v. Smith May Not Keep You from Getting It, VTLAppeal, Vol. 3, No. 1, at 10 (2020)
  • Quoted, Uber's Challenge to Balance Driver Safety with Customer Privacy, New York Times (March 10, 2020), available at:
  • Co-author, Itemizing Intangible Damages in Closing Argument, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 23, No. 3, at 8 (2012)
  • Is There a New Sheriff in Town Named "A.H. Tingler?", VTLAppeal, Vol. 3, No. 2, at 6 (2020)


  • Super Lawyers (Appeals)
  • “10 Best in Client Satisfaction" (Personal Injury), American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • , Washingtonian's Top Lawyers (Personal Injury), Washingtonian Magazine, 2021
  • , Top Attorney (Personal Injury & Appeals), Arlington Magazine, 2021
  • "Legal Elite" (Appeals), Virginia Business Magazine, 2021

Educational Background

  • New York University, B.A., Honors Scholar 
  • United States Military Academy, National Defense Service Medal, Air Assault (Honorable Discharge)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 
  • District of Columbia 
  • Ridehail Crime Victim Litigation Group; National Chair; Virginia Bar Association; Appellate Section Council Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Amicus Committee, Appellate Section, and Long-Term Care Section; American Association of Justice; Fairfax County Bar Association; Prince William County Bar Association
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Office Location for Juli M. Porto

4020 University Drive
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-688-9895

Fax: 703-691-3913

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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