Bill Blankenship is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried over 70 jury trials as lead counsel. Bill is AV Preeminent Rated through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the top rating an attorney can receive from his peers, signifying the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards. Bill is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation only organization of trial lawyers from both sides of the bar who maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. Additionally, Bill is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 3% of lawyers in Texas have earned this experience based certification.
While Bill's practice is mainly focused in the North Texas area, he has represented clients in state courts all over Texas, as well as United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. He also practices in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Bill’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury or wrongful death claims, where he has successfully represented individuals and families in a wide range of lawsuits, from pharmaceutical liability to professional malpractice to general negligence. Bill also regularly represents individuals and small companies in commercial litigation cases, where he has successfully prosecuted and defended a broad variety of commercial matters, from breach of contract to oil/gas disputes to breach of fiduciary duty claims. Please visit his website (linked below) for a more detailed description of Bill’s practice and a brief glimpse of some of his past cases.
Admitted 1997, Texas
Professional Webpage: www.blankenshiplaw.com
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