Dock A. Blanchard

Dock A. Blanchard

Senior Attorney
Location:
Ocala, Florida
Phone:
352-547-5123
Fax:
352-732-0017
Email:

Mr. Blanchard is the senior attorney of the firm and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He grew up in Orlando and attended Harvard College where he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Government. Mr. Blanchard then graduated from the University of Florida Holland School of Law in 1973. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974 and was a founding member of the firm that same year.

Mr. Blanchard focuses on complex commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has broad experience in both State and Federal Courts in Florida, the Federal District Court of New York, Federal District Court of Arizona, and the Federal Appellate Courts in Atlanta, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Mr. Blanchard has argued before the Supreme Court of Idaho and appeared before the Supreme Court of Florida. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Blanchard is a member of the Florida Justice Association, where he is a former Chairman of its Amicus Curiae Committee, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Blanchard is one of only five attorneys in the entire State of Florida to be Board Certified by the Florida Bar as both a Civil Trial Lawyer and as an Appellate Practitioner. Mr. Blanchard concentrates on trial and appellate work with an emphasis on personal injury representation.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Lawyer and as an Appellate Practitioner, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Arizona
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Major: Government

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Former Chairman, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member