David Blanchard is a respected trial lawyer with a reputation for fighting injustices regularly heaped upon honest hard-working individuals and small business owner/operators. He is recognized for his aggressive, goal-oriented advocacy and advice.
David Blanchard received his B.A. in political science in 1996 and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003. Before law, Blanchard worked as a broadcast journalist, covering local politics and environmental issues in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Blanchard has been practicing in Ann Arbor since 2004 after serving as judicial clerk for the Honorable Stanley S. Brotman in the District of New Jersey.
David Blanchard primarily practices in the areas of civil rights, commercial and employment litigation, and criminal defense. Blanchard handles all employment related matters, from harassment, discrimination or retaliation lawsuits to medical leave, benefits issues and severance negotiations. He appears in both state and federal court, including the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
David Blanchard is a past president of the Michigan Employment Lawyers Association and of the Washtenaw Association for Justice. He currently serves on the executive board of the Michigan Association for Justice. He has presented as faculty to the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section and to the National Employment Lawyer Association.
David Blanchard’s specialties include: Qui tam/False Claims Act, Whistle-blowers, Overtime pay, Sales Commissions, Professional Compensation, Employment Agreements, Non-Compete/Trade Secret Disputes, retaliation, Discrimination, Harassment, Non-Profit Administration and General Counsel.