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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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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 20%
    11 years, 100 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Civil Rights: 15%
    11 years, 100 cases
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    11 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 30%
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Contact info

Blanchard & Walker PLLC

221 North Main Street.
Suite. 300
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing200405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerBlanchard & Walker PLLC2015 - Present
Attorney- shareholderNacht, Roumel, Salvatore, Blanchard &Walker PC2011 - 2015
AssociateNacht & Associates2004 - 2011
Federal Judicial ClerkHon. Stanley S. Brotman2003 - 2004
Summer AssociateUnited Nations2003 - 2003
Executive Articles EditorMichigan Journal of International Law2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
MIchigan Association for JusticeExecutive Board Member2011 - Present
Michigan Employment Lawyers AssociationPast President2010 - Present
Ann Arbor Housing and Human Services Advisory BoardChair2007 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th CircuitMember2004 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District of MichiganMember2004 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of MichiganMember2004 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washtenaw Association for JusticePast President2011 - 2012
Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers AssociationVice-President2009 - 2010
New Lawyers Committee of the National Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-chair2008 - 2010
Labor and Employment Section of the Washtenaw County Bar AssociationCo-chair2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Caleb PoirierTrespassing charges were dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Michigan Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NELA Spring FLSA ProgramFair Labor Standards Act2015
National Employment Lawyer Association SeminarEmployment LawN/A
Michigan Labor SeminarMichigan Labor LawN/A