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About me

I am known for my attention to detail, and use that to obtain great results in tough, complex cases.  I believe I excel in the courtroom setting, where the most difficult cases need to be decided, often before a jury.  I've tried cases in state and federal courts all over the country and that includes criminal defense, as well as complex business and civil cases.  I am relaxed in the office, but very prepared when dealing with adverse attorneys or in the courtroom.


Give me a call.  I'll be happy to speak with you.  You can obtain more information about me on my website, but, again, that website basically invites you to call me.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    44 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    44 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    44 years, 50 cases



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Contact info

Law Offices of Gerald Blank

444 West C Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92101-3597


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wounded Warrior Appreciation AwardDisabled Sports Eastern Sierra2011
Champion of Justice AwardInnocence Project - California Western School of Law2009
Airport Advocate of the Year - CaliforniaCalifornia Pilot's Association2008
Trial Lawyer of the YearCriminal Defense Bar Association, San Diego2001
E. Stanley Conant Award for Criminal Defense ExcellenceDefender Organizations of San Diego County - Board of Directors1999
Dedication to Criminal Justice/Warhorse AwardCriminal Defense Bar Association1988
Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer FellowshipNational Legal Aid and Defender Association1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member, Board of Directors & Past PresidentDefender Organizations of San Diego County1981 - Present
Attorney and sole proprietorLaw Offices of Gerald Blank1974 - Present
Member, Board of TrusteesInstitute for Criminal Defense Advocacy1991 - 2007
Professor of Law/Trial PracticePeople's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild1974 - 1977
Professor of Clinical Legal EducationLoyola University School of Law1971 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Business Aviation AssociationMember2008 - Present
Angel FlightMember - Pilot1995 - Present
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember1994 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationSustaining member1988 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoPatron1984 - Present
Psychology and Law SocietyMember1982 - Present
Defender Organizations of San Diego CountyMember, Board of Directors and Past President1982 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoSupporting Member1981 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationLife Member1976 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeLife Member1974 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present
National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationMember1972 - Present
National Lawyers GuildSustaining Member1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. MatthewsNot guilty verdict on all counts
People v. GenzlerNot guilty on all major charges
McCloyGrant of my client's motion for summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineProsecutorial Misconduct - Justice or Revenge2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
California State University, NorthridgePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego State University Intern ProgramThe Career of a Criminal Defense Lawyer2011
White Collar CrimeWhite Collar Crime2010
Law and SocietyA career in criminal defense - what it is like2010
Judge - USD Moot CourtConstitutional Law2010
Channel 6 TV NewsCriminal Justice and Sex Offenders2010
Trial Practice - Sensing the CourtroomTrial Practice - Sensing the Courtroom2009
Annual Death Penalty Defense SeminarDiscovery in Criminal Cases2005
California Attorneys for Crimnal Justice Annual SeminarProsecutorial Misconduct in Criminal Cases2002