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William Rives Blanchard Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Montgomery, AL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1978
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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The Founder of Blanchard Law Offices, William R. Blanchard, has been in private practice since 1978. Mr. Blanchard practices in all levels of state and federal court in Alabama and concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, appeals and post-conviction relief, family law and divorce. While the firm is located in Montgomery, Alabama, clients come from several counties, including Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Butler, Chilton and Bullock, and virtually all over the state.

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Blanchard Law Offices
505 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL, 36104


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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2016
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Unsurpassed Attorney
I would highly recommend Mr. Blanchard to anyone that is seeking extraordinary legal representation. Mr. Blanchard and his staff exemplified how consummate professionals conduct themselves on a daily basis. The amount of dignity, compassion and the professionalism I was treated with during a difficult time in my life is a testament to his life's work and I am forever grateful for it.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2016
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Great Attorney
Mr. Blanchard was very tentative and has a very helpful staff. He helped through one of the hardest and most emotional times in my life with pure professionalism. The grace that this man has in the court room is respected by all judges and other attorneys. If your looking for someone who can provide you with all the information that you may need in a reasonable amount of time this is your guy. He walked me through the process of custody hearings prepped me and planned the next move. Little problems that I had after the case was closed he was able to answer some question and continued to be helpful.
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Response from William Blanchard August 5, 2016
I spoke with this client and confirmed that he had intended to use the word "attentive" instead of "tentative" in the first line of his review. He gave me his permission to post this clarification. I thank him for taking the time to give me this review.
Posted by Robert | August 4, 2016
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Excellent representation for my case
Mr. Blanchard did an excellent job for me. He was always available to me and responded almost immediately to any issues or concerns. He exceeded my expectations.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2016
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Representation of My Adult Son
My husband and I hired William Blanchard to defend our adult son in a homicide case. My son suffers from a serious mental illness, and was in need of an experienced attorney. We were referred to Mr. Blanchard and consulted with him on my son’s case. After hiring him to represent our son, he immediately began appropriate steps to address my son’s illness in relation to the crime of which he was accused. He brought in a forensic psychologist immediately to evaluate my son which was an important part of his defense. Mr. Blanchard provided an excellent defense resulting in a verdict that was the appropriate verdict for my son’s condition. Since my son’s verdict, Mr. Blanchard has followed his progress through the mental health system, and has represented him at all court proceedings. In addition to his professional services, Mr. Blanchard has displayed compassion to my son and to us as we have progressed through this very difficult situation. I consider Mr. Blanchard to be an excellent attorney, and a wonderful person. I would never hesitate to recommend Mr. Blanchard without reservation to anyone seeking representation.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Blanchard Law Offices
  • 2000 - Present


  • Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court
  • Past President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • American Inns of Court
  • Master
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1992 - 1999
  • Alabama State Bar, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • President's Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Roderick Beddow Award
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Clarence Darrow Award
  • Alabama State Bar
  • 1993
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is someone I would turn to if I needed assistance. He is very detail oriented and confident in the courtroom. I have had the pleasure of observing him several times over the years and always impressed by his skill and demeanor. On top of it all, he is very personable and makes everyone in the room comfortable."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. William is a dedicated, diligent and professional attorney, bound to solve even the most complex and challenging cases. He is a top notch attorney in his areas of practice and a well respected lawyer in the legal community. I recommend his quality services without hesitation to anyone seeking legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bill is as fine a lawyer as there is, and an old friend to boot."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Montgomery Criminal defense Lawyer William Rives Blanchard Jr.
William Rives Blanchard Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Montgomery, AL
Licensed for 45 years