Jonathan T. Blank


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, University of Virginia Journal of Law and Politics, 1995
  • University of Virginia, BA, with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland Court of Appeals

Member, Boyd-Graves Conference, 2006-2012, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Chair, Special Committee on Bench-Bar Relations, 2011-2012, Virginia State Bar

Board Member, 2009-present; Chair, Administrative Subcommittee, 2010-present, Virginia State Board of Corrections

Board Member, Charlottesville Police Department Foundation, 2009-present

Board Member, Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board , 2006-2009

Fundraising Chair, Class of 1992 5th Year Reunion; Chair, Class of 1992 10th Year Reunion; Committee Member, Class of 1992 15th Year Reunion; Co-Chair, Class of 1992 20th Year Reunion; Founding Member and Communications Chair, Young Alumni Council; Member, Earnest Mead Foundation, University of Virginia Alumni Association

Committee Co-Chair; 2008-2010; Vice Chair for Publicity, 2007-2008, Charlottesville Democratic Committee

Board Member, Central Virginia Legal Aid, 2008-present

Secretary and Treasurer; Member, Audit Committee, Legal Aid Justice Center, 2012-present 

Board Member, 2008-2010; Board Development Committee, Madison House

Member, Tzedakah Committee, Congregation Beth Israel

Jonathan is the office managing partner of the firm's Charlottesville office, and co-leads the firm's Oil and Gas team. His energy focus is on natural gas litigation including shale, coalbed methane, conventional, and propane. He has litigated mineral rights, royalty, transportation, construction, consumer protection, antitrust, fraud and other complex litigation in this arena. He has tried dozens of bench and jury trials, and has appeared in district, circuit and federal courts, as well as in AAA arbitrations. He has been reported in cases in the Virginia Supreme Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and one in the U.S. Supreme Court. Jonathan has litigated cases in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia. He is an A/V rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell.

He focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on energy, construction, real estate and fiduciary duty litigation as well as the coordination and management of large document reviews and production.

While earning his law degree from the University of Virginia, Jonathan was honored as a member of the Raven and IMP Societies.

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Jonathan T Blank
T: +1 434 977 2509F: +1 434 980 2258Court Square Building
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Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

Counsel in multiple royalty gas and related class action litigation in the Appalachian Basin.

Counsel in multiple mineral rights litigation associated with natural gas in the Appalachian Basin.

Counsel on a AAA multiday breach of contract cogeneration arbitration involving multimillion-dollar cross claims.

Counsel on a AAA multiweek energy power plant construction arbitration involving multimillion-dollar cross claims.

Counsel on a Virginia Circuit Court waste injunction action for energy sector client.

Counsel on a Virginia Circuit Court multiday quiet title bench trial.

Counsel on Virginia Circuit Court cases involving corporate dissolution.

Counsel on a U.S. Department of Justice investigation regarding accounting issues related to revenue collection involving interviews of hundreds of employees, and collection of millions of pages of hard and electronic documents.

Selected for inclusion in “Client Service All Stars,” Energy Litigation, BTI Consulting Group, 2013

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2017

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Energy and Natural Resources, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2016

Selected for Inclusion in "Virginia's Legal Elite," Civil Litigation, Virginia Business, 2004-2009

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Co-author, "Battle Lines Form Over Hydraulic 'Fracking'," The National Law Journal, October 24, 2011
Speaker, 11th Annual Coal Industry Briefing, September 19, 2012
Lecturer, "Navigating New EPA Rules, Lease Negotiations, Environmental Issues and Other Legal Challenges," Hydraulic Fracturing Litigation, Enforcement and Regulatory Developments, Strafford Publications Webinar, June 12, 2012
Lecturer, "the Corporate/LLC Veil: The Pursuit and Defense of Shareholders' Individual Assets," Virginia Continuing Legal Education Seminar, August 4, 2011