Jonathan T. Blank Partner

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Jonathan is Department Chair for the firm’s Business and Securities Litigation Department, former office managing partner of the firm’s Charlottesville office, and former co-chair of the firm’s Oil and Gas team. He is a problem solving American College of Trial Lawyer Fellow who focuses on energy law.

His energy law experience includes wind, solar, biomass, natural gas mineral rights, royalty, transportation, construction, consumer protection, antitrust, fraud and other complex litigation. 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.

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


  • 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.