Having been involved with the law on both sides, both in civil and criminal, as well as having a legal education background as a paralegal I have very high standards for who I hire to represent me. I recently was accused of a serious felony that was fabricated but due to my background and having a history of a similar offenses I was in a really tight spot. Mr. Blanco provided me with sound legal advice void of emotion and simply a clinical outlook based on his extensive experience and provided me with options at every step of the way. At no point did he attempt to influence my decision, and never sought the easy way out. I was offered a EXTREMELY favorable plea that most lawyers would have forced their client to take due to the severity of what I was facing. When Mr. Blanco presented me with the plea he did advise me to take the plea, however when I declined on moral principle that I did not want to admit to something I did not do out of fear of a harsher sentence, he did not give up or work less hard. Once I told him to prepare for trial, he buckled down and got to work. In the end, he was able to maneuver within days of trial and resulted in the state attorney dropping 3 major felonies against me, in a judicial circuit that doesn't typically see such outcomes. Mr. Blanco has a very dynamic approach to his legal maneuvering which displayed a level of legal knowledge and experience that is typically found with someone with decades of experience to his senior. I do NOT give recommendations lightly, especially when it could be used to make a decision that could have a huge impact on someones life. I do not anyone else could have secured the end result that Mr. Blanco was able to do. I am happy to give him my fullest recommendation to anyone seeking legal representation in a criminal or family law matter.