Peter S. Everett
Blankingship & Keith
Suite 300
4020 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-691-1235
PEverett@bklawva.com

Licensed in:  Virginia, District of Columbia

Education:
Law School: Graduated from University of Virginia in 1979
Undergraduate Degrees: Graduated from University of Virginia in 1975

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings:
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated 

Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
American Association for Justice - Interstate Trucking Litigation Group (Member, 1991-present; Former Member, Executive Committee)

Law Organizations and leadership and awards: 
  • 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" Washington DC
    Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation            
    Selected by Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America
    Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation   1999-present
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Selected Top 1% of Lawyers in Washington - - Personal Injury ( 2007-present)
  • Virginia and Washington DC “SuperLawyers”
  • Permanent Member, Judicial Conference, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group (1991-present; Former Member, Executive Committee)
  • Inadequate Security Group Co-Chairman (1999-2003; Executive Committee 1993-2003)
Notable Results: 
  • $3,026,000 Settlement—Trucker disregards DOT regulations, dangerous road conditions: accident leaves woman with brain injury  [Maryland]
  • $2,100,000 Settlement—Metrobus strikes pedestrian in crosswalk  [District of Columbia]
  • $2,025,000 Jury Verdict—Trash truck hits passenger vehicle [Virginia]
Additional Information:
  • Peter Everett is a trial lawyer who devotes his practice to representing persons injured by the reckless or careless acts of others. His practice includes five broad areas. First, Mr. Everett represents clients seriously injured as a result of motor vehicle collisions, with special emphasis on tractor-trailer accidents. He is a member of and has served on the Executive Committee of AAJ’s  Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. He has represented victims of commercial motor vehicle collisions arising from accidents in California, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Maryland, as well as in state and federal courts in Virginia. 
  • Second, Peter represents individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries resulting from tractor-trailer crashes, defective products, motor vehicle collisions, bicycle accidents and other circumstances. Mr. Everett is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia and co-authored Counsel's Role in Recognizing the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury and Assisting Medical Professionals in its Evaluation, in the VTLA Journal. He has lectured on TBI topics as well, including at a national conference on brain injury to health care and other professionals, and at a September 2008 retreat of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, addressing the use of learned treatises in TBI cases, and on trial tactics in TBI cases. 
  • Third, he represents victims of violent crimes in inadequate security cases against shopping malls, hotels, apartment buildings and other commercial buildings. He has testified before Congress on legislation designed to regulate the security guard industry and has addressed victim's rights issues on CNN's Larry King Live, ABC's 20-20 and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has published several works in this area, including articles entitled "Establishing the Standard of Care in Inadequate Security Cases," published in the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Establishing a Duty, Reaching the Promised Land, "Direct Examination of Security Experts" and "Violence Comes to the Mall," published in Trial magazine. Mr. Everett served for ten years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (AAJ) and co-chaired that national litigation group from 1999-2003. He has assisted in the representation of clients in inadequate security matters in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, the District of Columbia, Maryland and West Virginia, as well as in federal and state courts in Virginia. 
  • Fourth, Peter represents victims of sexual assault in civil litigation, including children victimized at day care centers and private schools. 
  • Finally, Peter litigates on behalf of persons injured by defective conditions in buildings or real estate such as defective roadways, balcony railings and recreational trails, with a special emphasis on representing injured children.
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