Jeff Blackburn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Amarillo, TX

Blackburn & Brown, LLP
 | 718 Southwest 16th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: 806-371-8333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Civil Rights (30%)
Attorney Profile

 

Since receiving his law degree from University of Houston Law Center in 1986, attorney Jeff Blackburn has been handling criminal defense and civil rights cases for clients throughout Texas. He also represents individuals who have been wrongfully convicted. In 2009, he handled the case of Timothy Cole, a young man who died in prison after being falsely accused of rape, and obtained the first posthumous DNA exoneration in Texas history. Mr. Blackburn also represented 38 people falsely convicted in the infamous Tulia drug sting, eventually obtaining full pardons and civil damages.

Jeff Blackburn is the founder of and chief counsel to the Innocence Project of Texas. The State Bar of Texas named him as Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2002-2003. He received the Frank Scurlock Award, the Henry B. Gonzalez Award and the Maury Maverick Award for his civil rights work. Further, he is Board Certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Blackburn serves on the Task Force on Indigent Defense. In 2009, he chaired the Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee of the State.

His track record of success and public recognition speaks volumes about his experience, knowledge and skill. Contact Jeff Blackburn Law Offices in Amarillo for quality legal services.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%)

Civil Rights (30%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2016

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About Jeff Blackburn

Admitted 1983, Texas

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded annually to a lawyer who distinguishes him/herself in pro-bono work., Frank Scurlock Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Legal Services to the Poor, State Bar of Texas, 2003
  • Awarded annually to a lawyer has excelled in the defense of criminal cases, Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, State Bar of Texas, 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
  • Texas State Bar, 1983
  • Founder and chief counsel to the Innocence Project of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman, Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee of the State Bar, 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Task Force on Indigent Defense

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In 2009, he handled the case of Timothy Cole and obtained the first posthumous DNA exoneration in Texas history. He also represented 38 people falsely convicted in the infamous Tulia drug sting, eventually obtaining full pardons and civil damages.
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Office Location for Jeff Blackburn

718 Southwest 16th Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79101

Phone: 806-371-8333

 

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Last Updated: 4/8/2016

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