David Blanchard focuses on helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft, and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination. He regularly provides legal representation for employees blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud and other government fraud. Blanchard also provides legal advice and counseling in all civil rights matters. David Blanchard’s job is to take the case to court and fight for the civil rights of human people.
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 Lawyers Association.
David Blanchard’s specialties include: Qui tam/False Claims Act, Whistleblowers, Overtime pay, Sales Commissions, Professional Compensation, Employment Agreements, Non-Compete/Trade Secret Disputes, retaliation, Discrimination, Harassment, Non-Profit Administration and General Counsel.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2004||11/03/2015|
|Lawyer||Blanchard & Walker PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney- shareholder||Nacht, Roumel, Salvatore, Blanchard &Walker PC||2011 - 2015|
|Associate||Nacht & Associates||2004 - 2011|
|Federal Judicial Clerk||Hon. Stanley S. Brotman||2003 - 2004|
|Summer Associate||United Nations||2003 - 2003|
|Executive Articles Editor||Michigan Journal of International Law||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|MIchigan Association for Justice||Executive Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Washtenaw Association for Justice||Past President||2011 - 2012|
|Michigan Employment Lawyers Association||Past President||2010 - Present|
|Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers Association||Vice-President||2009 - 2010|
|Labor and Employment Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association||Co-chair||2008 - 2010|
|New Lawyers Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association||Co-chair||2008 - 2010|
|Ann Arbor Housing and Human Services Advisory Board||Chair||2007 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan||Member||2004 - Present|
|U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan||Member||2004 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit||Member||2004 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|BWLAW Online Blog||ADA Accommodations: Justice Settlement Means Revised University of Michigan Practices, Guidelines||2015|
|BWLAW Online Blog||FLSA Employees vs. Independent Contractors under DOL Administrative Interpretation AI 2015-1||2015|
|BWLAW Online blog||Media Spotlight on Allegedly Baseless Fraud Accusations Against Michigan's Unemployed||2015|
|BWLAW Online Blog||Proposed DOL Regulations Advance Fair Pay and Safer Workplaces||2015|
|BWLAW Online blog||Police actions must be questioned...||2015|
|Nacht Law Blog||The Hazy State of Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Users||2010|
|Nacht Employment Law Blog||The Fight to End Forced Arbitration||2010|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Michigan||Political Science||B.A.||1996|
|NELA Spring FLSA Program||Fair Labor Standards Act||2015|
|National Employment Lawyer Association Seminar||Employment Law||N/A|
|Michigan Labor Seminar||Michigan Labor Law||N/A|