Irving M. Blank Esq.

Email MeIrving M. Blank Esq.

Partner
Location:
Richmond, Virginia
Phone:
804-554-0351
866-207-9823
Fax:
804-353-1839
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Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Psi. Author, "Trial Tactics for Premise Liability Cases," The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Summer, 1994. Treasurer and Founder, Virginia Congressional Committee, 1985-Present. Member, Executive Committee, National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, 1981-1984 and 1991-1994. National Council of AIPAC, 1982-1988 and 1992-1995. Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia-Israel Commission, 1986-1988. Virginia-Israel Partnership, 1994-1996. Board of Directors of the Central VA Legal Aid, Inc. Virginia Israel Advisory Board, 1996-2013. Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, 1978-1998. Attorneys Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. 2006-2013. Listed, Virginia Super Lawyer, 2006-Present. Member of the Virginia State Bar Select Commission on Professionalism, 2008-2009. Board of Visitors, Averett University, 2010-Present. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation. Member, Boyd-Graves Conference 2015-Present.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premise Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1967
  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1967
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1967
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1966
    • Honors: Alpha Kappa Psi; Member of Civilian Honor Court; Co-Captain of the Tennis team
    • Major: Public Administration

Published Works

  • Trial Tactics for Premise Liability Cases, Journal of Va. Trial Lawyers, Summer, 1994

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Constitutional Law, Richmond Police Academy, 1970 - 1975
  • Presenter, Discovery Problems, Richmond Bench/Bar Conference, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Tree of Life, Jewish National Fund, 1992
  • Virginia Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2014
  • Virginia's Leaders of the Law 2011
  • 2011 Virginia Leader of the Year in the Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, Member, Executive Committee, 1981 - 1984
  • National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, Member, Executive Committee, 1991 - 1994
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Member, National Council, 1982 - 1988
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Member, National Council, 1992 - 1995
  • Richmond Jewish Community Relations Board, Chairman, 1984 - 1994
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Central Virginia Legal Aid, Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • Virginia Congressional Committee, Treasurer and Founder, 1985 - Present
  • Virginia-Israel Partnership, Member, 1994 - 1996
  • Virginia Israel Advisory Board, Member, 1996 - 2013
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, 1980 - 1996
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member, Committee Administration of Justice, 1980-1984; Attorney Client Relations, 1982-1983; Member, Board of Directors, 1982-1985, 1980 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Council Member, 2003 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, Member, Committee on Specialization, Section of Criminal Justice, 1974 - 1976
  • American Bar Association, Member, Committee on Environmental Matters in Criminal Law, Section of Criminal Justice, 1974 - 1976
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association, Founding Member
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association, Secretary, 1973
  • Richmond Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
  • John Marshall Inns of Court
  • Jewish Family Services, Member, Board of Directors
  • Richmond Jewish Community Federation, Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2003
  • Virginia State Bar, Executive Committee, 2006 - 2012
  • Richmond Jewish Community Federation, Community Relations Committee, 1984 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, President-Elect, 2009 - 2010
  • Virginia State Bar, President, 2010 - 2011
  • Richmond Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1982 - 1985
  • Richmond Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2001 - 2005
  • Richmond Bar Association, Judicial Committee, 1999 - 2005
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Legal Ethics Professionalism Committee
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Virginia State Bar Judicial Endorsement Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Law Foundation, President, 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum, Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • Chairman of the Nuremberg Courtroom Exhibit Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Board of Directors, 2008 - Present
  • Faculty Member, Carrico Professionalism Course
  • Boyd-Graves Conference, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2006 - Present
  • 7 Governors have appointed him to Boards and Commissions

Past Employment Positions

  • Military: Captain Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army Reserve, 1968 - 1974

Pro Bono Activities

  • Central Virginia Legal Aid, Board of Directors
  • Legal Aid Justice Center, Board of Directors

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Alpha Kappa Psi