Honors and Awards

Blank Rome’s Omid Safa Named 2017 “D.C. Rising Star” by The National Law Journal

Blank Rome Associate Omid Safa has been named a 2017 “D.C. Rising Star” by The National Law Journal (“NLJ”). He is one of 40 attorneys ages 40 and under honored for achieving success at the highest stages and demonstrating that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

The NLJ also recently named Partner Jim Murray a 2017 “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer,” and recognized Blank Rome’s Insurance Recovery practice group as a 2017 “D.C. Litigation Department of the Year” earlier this summer.

To view the full list of 2017 “D.C. Rising Stars,” please click here.

Profile from The National Law Journal:

What was the most valuable lesson you learned in your first year of practice? Prepare every case expecting it to go to trial. Diligent preparation ensures that you are in the best position to secure a favorable result for the client whether or not a trial ultimately proves necessary to achieve it.

Describe your biggest win or accomplishment in practice. We represented a multinational engineering company in an insurance dispute over defense and liability coverage for thousands of asbestos claims. After we prevailed at trial, the final judgment on behalf of the client was worth more than $400 million.

Who do you consider to be your greatest lawyer mentor? I have had the privilege of working with several excellent mentors over the years. Collectively, [Blank Rome partners] Jim Murray, John Gibbons, and Jared Zola have taught me everything I know about the "art of lawyering."

Please share a key to your success. Insurance touches nearly every aspect of our lives. I am passionate about helping clients get the protection they need when something goes seriously wrong.

To view Mr. Safa’s profile online, please click here.