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Jason Wendell Blanchard

Litigation Attorney at Augusta, GA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Jason W. Blanchard, Jason Blanchard

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    25%
    Commercial litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, appellate litigation, and general litigation.

    17 years

  2. Employment and labor
    20%
    Representing both employers and employees in discrimination cases and cases in relation to federal rights granted under FLSA, FMLA, ADEA, Title VII, etc. and Georgia (state) unemployment proceedings and appeals.

    17 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Commercial litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, appellate litigation, and general litigation.

    17 years

  4. Car accident
    15%

  5. Appeals
    10%
    Appeals to the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and Department of Labor Board of Review.

    17 years

  6. Personal injury
    10%
    Car accidents

    13 years

As an Assistant United States Attorney, Jason represents the United States government, federal agencies, and federal employees in civil matters throughout the Southern District of Georgia's 43 counties. 

Prior to joining the DOJ, Jason Blanchard concentrated his legal practice on a wide variety of civil litigation matters (lawsuits and disputes) which included employment, business, commercial, real estate, and personal injury cases.  He represented both individuals as well as business entities; specifically, Jason has represented both employers and employees in employment-related disputes, as well as plaintiffs and defendants in his business, commercial, and real estate litigation practice.

 

Jason also focuses a significant portion of his practice on appellate litigation and has taken numerous cases to the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Department of Labor's Board of Review, as well as the Office of State Administrative Hearings.  His experience in this area includes preparing and filing briefs for appellants and appellees and arguing those cases before Georgia's appellate courts, preparing and filing Amicus Curiae or "friend of the Court" briefs for third-parties interested in the outcome of important appellate cases, briefing and arguing cases before the Office of State Administrative Hearings on behalf of employers related to the Georgia Department of Labor's imposition of fines and interest based on the Department of Labor’s determination that an individual should be classified as an employee instead of an independent contractor, as well as preparing and filing briefs with the Georgia Department of Labor on behalf of employers and employees involved in unemployment claim disputes. 

 

Jason's substantial appellate experience has resulted in numerous reported cases, including cases of first impression in Georgia and cases which have overturned Georgia law, some of which include the following: Steinichen v. Stancil, 284 Ga. 580 (2008); Byers v. McGuire Properties, Inc., 285 Ga. 530 (2009); Brock v. Yale Mortgage Corporation, 287 Ga. 849 (2010); Kenerly v. State, 311 Ga. App. 190 (2011); and Ghodrati v. Stearnes, 314 Ga. App. 321 (2012).    While in law school, Jason served as a summer law clerk to current Justice Hugh P. Thompson at the Supreme Court of Georgia.     

 

Prior to joining Tucker Long in 2012, Jason was an attorney for the largest law firm in metro Atlanta's Gwinnett County, where he served as a member of the Litigation Group since 2007.  Jason received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2007, where he was a member of the Brainerd Currie Honor Society.  He was a member of the Mercer Law Review during 2005-2006, as well as a member of the Moot Court Board during 2005-2007.  He was also a competitor in the Vale Corporate Law Moot Court Competition in Wilmington, Delaware, while at Mercer.

 

Jason received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus on accounting, cum laude, in 2001 from Augusta State University.  At Augusta State, Jason was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.  Prior to attending Augusta State University, Jason attended Maryville College, in Maryville, Tennessee, where he was a member of the football team. 

 

Jason is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Prior to attending law school, Jason was employed by Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, a regional CPA firm, as a senior auditor where he performed audit and consulting services.  He also worked as an internal auditor with the Medical College of Georgia Health, Inc.

 

Jason was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Georgia in 2007, and is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings, and the Georgia Department of Labor.  Mr. Blanchard is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Augusta Bar Association, and the American Association of Attorney-CPA's.

 

Jason grew up in Augusta and attended Curtis Baptist High School.

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Location

Department Of Justice - U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia
PO Box 2017
Augusta, GA, 30903
Tucker Long, P.C.
453 Greene St.
Augusta, GA, 30901
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Reviews

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Posted by Charlotte | September 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Mr. Blanchard was extremely helpful with reducing my daughter's speeding ticket this Summer. We live out of state and he made the process very easy. He was responsive to all phone calls and emails. We are very happy with his services. Hope we won't ever need his assistance again, but would absolutely contact him if needed.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Jason W. Blanchard represented me in a legal matter where his professionalism exceeded all of my expectations in an event that was time sensitive. He returned every phone call and email in a timely manner, and answered all of my questions while addressing all concerns. He kept me up to date with the latest information on the case. I feel that Jason is a huge asset in the legal system. Not only with his professional attitude, but his willingness to extend a helping hand. I would highly recommend him and his firm. His office staff was friendly and professional. Mr. Blanchard is very articulate, persistant, and persuasive when required and dedicated to his profession. He is fair and just and I am fortunate to have found him to represent my case. The case was resolved expertly and effective in a timely manner.
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Posted by Joy | April 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Jason is a credit to the legal profession! He served our family in a positive, professional and sensitive manner that created a sense of confidence and trust in us. His knowledge, attention to detail and communication skills make him one of the best! We are convinced the outcome of our case was positively affected by his efforts. In addition, Jason cares for those he serves. Throughout our case, Jason checked in with us, answered questions and shared information about our case. If we had any concerns or questions, he was timely with responses and eager to help us in any way possible. Our family highly recommends Jason Blanchard - a great lawyer and person. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2016
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Excellent experience.
My entire experience with Jason Blanchard was excellent. He is a very friendly and thorough lawyer, who listens and genuinely cares. Throughout the entire case he kept us updated and "in the know." Great lawyer.
Posted by Billy | August 9, 2015
Excellent, personal service.
I felt like I was in the company of family. The attention to detail, communication, and Jason's personal touch were stellar. He made me feel at home in unfamiliar territory.
Posted by starr | August 7, 2015
Glad he found me
There was a large lawsuit with my ex employer and I knew nothing about this due to the fact that I had moved out of state by this time. He found a way to get word to me, and told me all about what the issue was. He was kind enough to e mail/fax/or send any documents that I needed so that I did not have to come back to the state. He kept me updated on all the information as it came in
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Posted by Arthur | March 21, 2015
A great choice for a lawyer! Highly recommended.
Jason was very responsive and was able to make a very timely appointment with me to review documents. He was very knowledgeable and explained his findings and opinions completely and plainly as we went along. He gave me several excellent pieces of advice and made himself available for any follow up. Really nice to work with and highly recommended.
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Posted by Dr Ewa Prejs/Attorney-at-Law/Poland | March 12, 2015
Lawyer highly recommended to everyone, especially from abroad!
I have worked with Jason Blanchard for the last 1,5 year. I hired Jason as a defense attorney for Polish Company I worked for to handle a very complicated case involving international issues. I have worked with over a 100 lawyers worldwide and Jason is absolutely one of the best attorneys I've been associated with- a true professional. Jason did an excellent job representing us legally – the case was dismissed. He kept us informed along the way, replied promptly to my emails every time. Jason was also very honest reporting us each services rendered and current charges, and finally informing us about a remaining retainer to be transferred back to the Company from the trust account! I highly recommend Jason to everyone, especially from abroad, for the handling of any legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Stand up guy!
Jason Blanchard was a great lawyer and he kept us updated with our case. He was honest and helpful through the whole process! I would definitely recommend Jason to anyone in need of legal council.
Posted by Asia | February 1, 2015
Chilis Case
Jason kept us informed every step of the way. I was surprised on how fast everything happened. He is so kind. I have already recommended two people to him. Thanks Jason---
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Jason Blanchard is an awesome lawyer!!!
When my friends/coworkers and I were wronged by our ex-employer, we proceeded to seek legal counsel for a class-action lawsuit and we could not be more pleased with the outcome of our case! Jason fought diligently for our rights and made sure to seek and obtain all that we were rightfully owed, plus some! He exercised expert knowledge of the laws and statutes pertaining to our case. He also exercised great patience and as it is never easy handling a case with so many plaintiffs. Our experience with him is one we will never forget and I gladly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel!
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Posted by Jay | January 20, 2015
Responsive, Knowledgeable Service
Jason was quick to respond, was knowledgeable in my area of need, and helped me navigate the sale of my business. I felt at ease because of his guidance and have peace of mind knowing that contracts have been created in a way to protect my interest in all manners. I'm absolutely pleased with my service, and with Jason as my attorney.
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Posted by Marissa | January 8, 2015
Very Professional and Trustworthy
Jason Blanchard is an excellent lawyer. He kept me informed at all times and was available to answer any questions I had in a timely manner. Jason went above and beyond for me. He is trustworthy, professional and one of the best!
Posted by Harry | December 5, 2014
Not the least bit intimidated by powerful advisories
Mr. Blanchard was quick to assist me against one of the largest corporations in the United States. His help resolved my issue with just one well written letter. He was strictly business and they knew it. I was very happy and satisfied with his work. J. Harry Weigle
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2014
Employment
I spoke to Jason concerning help related to a discrimination issue. He was very helpful and gave me guidance on how to handle the situation. He was more than willing to help move the claim forward if needed.
Posted by Tiffye | November 23, 2012
Testimonial for Jason Blanchard
I contacted Jason to assist me with a contract dispute and possible litigation. He understood my concerns and worked closely with me to bring this case to resolution promptly as possible. He provided excellent guidance and kept me with informed throughout the entire process. It was evident that he was a passionate, dedicated lawyer. I am very grateful for his concern and dedication.
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Posted by Belinda | November 8, 2012
Jason Blanchard
Jason was an absolute blessing in my case. His knowledge, expertise and dedication of my case allowed me to focus on my clients without the worry of the results that came my way. I was definitely David and Jason my stone against Goliath! I would recommend Jason Blanchard as an EXCEPTIONAL attorney to anybody, along with the outstanding professionalism of his firm and staff. Thank you Jason!!!
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Posted by AEA | August 30, 2010
Professional, Proficient, Attentive to Detail, Excellent with Follow-up, Extremely Quality Lawyer
We hired Jason and Andersen, Tate & Carr to get our earnest money and deposit back on a foreclosure we won at auction that went bad. From the initial phone call through the final outcome Jason did an excellent job. Jason was a good listener, asked probing pertinent questions, followed-up promptly, was extremely knowledgeable, articulated our strategy exceptionally well and then executed flawlessly. Throughout this process he kept us up to date on the progress with phone calls and emails. He was always available via phone or email with any questions that we had. Our final result is a testament to Jason's skills, professionalism and the quality of his team at Andersen, Tate & Carr. Jason is an excellent representative for the legal profession and an excellent lawyer. We will definitely recommend Jason and Andersen, Tate & Carr to our business associates and friends. Jason and his team were able to get 100% of our earnest money and deposit fully refunded to us. Great job!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Summer Law Clerk to Justice Hugh P. Thompson
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Internal Auditor / CPA
  • Medical College of Georgia Health, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Senior Auditor / CPA
  • Cherry Bekaert & Holland
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
  • J.D. - Magna Cum Laude
  • 2007
  • Augusta State University
  • B.B.A. - Accounting - Cum Laude
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Boswell, et al. v. Bonnaroo Restaurant Group II, LLP and Hielan Payroll, LLC
  • Judgment Against Defendants
  • Deese, et al. v. Bonnaroo Restaurant Group II, LLP and Hielan Payroll, LLC
  • Judgment Against Defendants
  • Ansley, et al. v. Bonnaroo Restaurant Group II, LLP and Hielan Payroll, LLC
  • Judgment against Defendants
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Georgia Chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of CPA's
  • CPA/member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA)
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers (Georgia)
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers (Georgia)
  • 2015
  • Ed Presnell Award - YPA's highest honor
  • Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA)
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Young Professionals
  • Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce / Augusta Magazine
  • 2014
  • Board Member of the Year - 2014
  • Young Professionals of Augusta - YPA
  • 2014
  • CALI award for highest grade in Appellate Practice & Procedure
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Brainerd Currie Honor Society
  • Brianerd Currie Honor Society
  • 2007
  • CALI award for highest grade in Employment Law
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • 2006
  • CALI Award for the higest grade in Securities Law.
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society Membership Award
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Contributor to book written by Jay Foonberg (AAA-CPA)
  • What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Client Trust Accounts
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • September 2012 meeting of the Augusta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPA's
  • Properly Classifying Workers: Update on the legal impact of classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (14)
Endorse Jason
Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a down-to-earth and skilled lawyer with a great reputation amongst his colleagues. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an excellent lawyer and a friend. He is highly regarded in the legal community and heavily involved with civic activities. I strongly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is a highly skilled lawyer, in a variety of practice areas, and holds himself to the highest standards of professionalism."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jason is an excellent attorney. He is primarily a litigator, and through his prior work an accountant, and through his clerkship with the Georgia Supreme Court, he has developed a strong focus on details, both factual and legal. He sets a very high standard for his work, and he thereby provides his clients with both good results, and good value. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a hardworking, intelligent attorney. Most importantly, he's a good family man. Potential clients would be well served to select Jason to represent their legal interests. He is someone you can trust as well as a dynamic attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Friend
"Jason is a highly skilled advocated who provides top notch legal representation for his clients. I highly endorse his work."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an excellent lawyer and a fine person. His reputation for zealously advocating for his clients is equally rivaled by his reputation as a man of the highest integrity. I highly recommend Jason and am confident that any client would be well represented by him."
General practice Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an excellent lawyer. I endorse his work."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jason is ethical and hard-working."
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