HEALTH LAW: William L. Carey

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William L. Carey
Blankingship & Keith PC

Title: Director
Other practice areas: Employment, health-care consent and decision-making, guardianship
Birthplace: Fairfax
Education: Bachelor’s degree, George Mason University; law degree, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary; master’s degree in Latin, University of Maryland
Current professional activities: Member of Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Legal Services of Northern Virginia: Domestic Violence
Wife: Holly Carey
Children: William D. Carey, 29
Hobbies: Adjunct professor of Latin and classics at George Mason University (1994-present)
First job as a lawyer: Clerk to the Hon. James C. Turk, U.S. district judge for the Western District of Virginia, in Roanoke
Fan of: Old movies
Favorite vacation spot: Outer Banks, N.C.
Recently read: “Roman Politics & the Criminal Courts, 149-78 B.C.” by Erich Gruen
Career mentors: Richard Lewis, Marc Bettius, Jerry Walsh

How has your practice been affected by the federal health-care reform law?
“The federal health-care reform laws have not significantly impacted my practice areas, which are primarily trial work in the areas of medical malpractice and employment.  Any rise in the number of malpractice claims will be offset by the increased safety programs implemented in the hospital setting throughout the United States within the past decade.”

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