A. Hugo Blankingship, III

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Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Reston, VA

Blankingship & Christiano, P.C.
 | 11790 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 103
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 571-485-7725
Fax: 571-313-0582
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Consumer Law (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of consumers, A. Hugo Blankingship, III, is a founding member of Blankingship & Christiano P.C. Located in Reston, Virginia, and representing clients throughout the northern part of the state, the types of matters that he has handled have included automobile fraud, disputes under the Fair Debt Collection Protection Act, payday loans, truth in lending and other consumer credit matters, and cases arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He has experience in both single-plaintiff litigations as well as in consumer class actions.

In a 2004 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Blankingship obtained a favorable result in a case involving statutory damages under the federal Truth in Lending Act stemming from his client's purchase of a used truck from a Northern Virginia dealership. This success and others that he has achieved on behalf of his clients have earned him the high regard of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Blankingship is a 1982 Bachelor of Arts recipient from the University of Virginia. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, part of the College of William & Mary, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986. Admitted to practice before all Virginia state courts, Mr. Blankingship is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His professional affiliations include the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Alexandria Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Consumer Law (70%): Consumer Protection, Fraud, Identity Theft

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Consumer Protection, Fraud, Identity Theft


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010

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About Hugo Blankingship, III

Admitted: 1986, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.yourfaircreditlawyer.com/attorneys/hugo-blanking...


  • AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SMby Martindale-Hubbell
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • D.C. Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member


  • Robinson v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC, 560 F.3d 235 (4th Cir. 2009)
  • Gibson v. LTD, Inc., 434 F.3d 275 (4th Cir. 2006)
  • Rucker v. Sheehy Alexandria, Inc., 228 F.Supp.2d 711 (E.D.Va. 2002)
  • Nigh v. Koons Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc., 478 F.3d 183 (4th Cir. 2007)
  • Nigh v. Koons Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc., 319 F.3d 119 (4th Cir 2003)
  • Sloane v. Equifax Info Servs., 510 F.3d 495 (4th Cir. 2007)
  • Koons Pontiac Buick GMC, Inc. v. Nigh, 543 U.S. 50 (2004)
  • DeSantis v. Hafner Creations, Inc., 949 F.Supp. 419

Educational Background:

  • B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1982
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Office Location for A. Hugo Blankingship, III

11790 Sunrise Valley Dr
Suite 103
Reston, VA 20191

Phone: 571-485-7725

Fax: 571-313-0582

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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