David M. Blanchard

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Blanchard & Walker PLLC
 | 221 North Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-446-3005
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    David M. Blanchard is an attorney with Blanchard & Walker PLLC and represents clients in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His practice areas include the following: employment and labor law, employment litigation and business litigation. Although he also represents clients in cases of civil rights and criminal defense, he most commonly deals with issues of retaliation, harassment and discrimination of employees. As he represents both small-business operators and owners, and hard-working individuals, he has a reputation as being goal-oriented and aggressive.

    After earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1996, Mr. Blanchard covered local environmental and political matters as a broadcast journalist. He then attended the University of Michigan Law School and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 2004. Admitted to practice in the state of Michigan, he is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Michigan Court of Appeals.

    Mr. Blanchard has extensive experience in the following legal matters: nonprofit administration, trade secret and noncompete disputes, employment agreements, professional compensation, sales commissions, overtime pay, whistleblowers and false claims acts. Committed to fighting for the civil rights of individuals, he also represents those who blow the whistle on their employers in issues of taxpayer fraud or Medicare fraud.

    For the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Mr. Blanchard presents as faculty. He is also on the Michigan Association for Justice’s executive board and is a former president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the Michigan Employment Lawyers Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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    About David Blanchard

    Admitted: 2004, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: https://bwlawonline.com/attorneys/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board
    • Past President, Michigan Employment Lawyers Association
    • Past President, Washtenaw Association for Justice

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented as Faculty, State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section
    • Presented as Faculty, National Employment Lawyer Association

    Educational Background:

    • University of Michigan, B.A. in Political Science, 1996

    Industry Groups

    • Civil Rights
    • Discrimination
    • Employment
    • Litigation
    • Non-Competes
    • Overtime Pay
    • Retaliation
    • Trade Secrets
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    Office Location for David M. Blanchard

    221 North Main Street
    Suite 300
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Phone: 734-446-3005

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    Last Updated: 6/12/2020

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