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My Lawyer Got me $$$$

By now you have surely seen the billboards and television ads of  some law firms showing folks who claim to be clients proclaiming, “My lawyer got me (insert large $ number).”  Have you wondered why you hadn’t seen these types … Continue reading


In Florida, the practice of medicine is intertwined with two vast areas of law: civil and administrative.  A physician alleged to have fallen below the standard of care by a patient and their attorney will find themselves the object of … Continue reading

Ocala personal injury-meningitis

As a personal injury law firm with its main office in Ocala, Florida, we have received numerous inquiries about the recent outbreaks of Fungal Meningitis. The majority of such cases in Florida occurred here in Marion County.   While this issue … Continue reading

Personal Injury and Social Media

Having represented hundreds of persons who have suffered a personal injury from many different causes—automobile accidents,medical malpractice, drug interaction, products liability etc., we have become aware that social media—Facebooks, Myspace, twitter, may have a very real and unintended effect upon … Continue reading

Automated Collection Calls

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is a federal law which restricts the use of automated equipment to dial cellular telephones.  It is unlawful to use any automatic telephone dialing system or pre-recorded voice mail to make any call to … Continue reading
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Dock A. Blanchard

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Mr. Blanchard is the senior attorney of the firm and has extensive trial and appellate experience. He grew up in Orlando and attended Harvard College where he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Government. Mr. Blanchard then graduated from the University of Florida Holland School of Law in 1973. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974 and was a founding member of the firm that same year.

Mr. Blanchard focuses on complex commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He also supervises the firm with medical malpractice actions and complex family law matters. Mr. Blanchard has broad experience in both State and Federal Courts in Florida, the Federal District Court of New York, Federal District Court of Arizona, and the Federal Appellate Courts in Atlanta, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Idaho and appeared before the Supreme Court of Florida. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Blanchard is a member of the Florida Justice Association, where he is a former Chairman of its Amicus Curiae Committee, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Blanchard is one of only five attorneys in the entire State of Florida to be Board Certified by the Florida Bar as both a Civil Trial Lawyer and as an Appellate Practitioner. Mr. Blanchard concentrates on trial and appellate work with an emphasis on personal injury representation.

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