Bill Blankenship is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried over 70 jury trials as lead counsel. He 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 both federal and state courts all over the nation. Bill was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Executive Committee in the Cordis IVC Filter Consolidated Litigation (JCCP 4977 - Superior Court for the State of California), where he is one of six attorneys responsible for managing the consolidated proceeding of over 4500 filed cases. 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. Bill also has a large product liability docket, mainly focusing on medical device defects. 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.
Bill is active in the American Association for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyer's Association, Dallas Trial Lawyer's Association, and Dallas Bar Association. Outside of the practice of law, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
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United States Court of Federal Claims, 2003 United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2003 United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2003 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2002 United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2002 United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2000 State of Texas, 1997
Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock, Texas) J.D., 1997 University of Texas (Austin, Texas) B.A., 1994