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David L Blackledge

Business Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Blackledge Legal

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2012
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About David

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    If you are a start-up or emerging business, paying for regular in-house counsel sometimes is not cost effective. Unfortunately, you cannot function smoothly without addressing the need of a legal counselor. This is where Blackledge Law comes into the picture. We are your solution for practical part-time in-house counsel. Whether you need counsel for a few hours a month or to chalk out legal avenues for your business Blackledge law can provide cost-effective legal assistance.

  2. Contracts and agreements

  3. Corporate and incorporation

  4. Government contracts

Blackledge Law, PLLC founder David Blackledge focuses on two practice areas:


Assisting startups and emerging businesses as an affordable, part-time in-house counsel, and specific expertise and practical knowledge of government contracting, procurement, and post-award government program management and compliance.


He is a 30 year veteran of the technology world and worked in key management areas including sales and operation of early stage businesses, many venture-backed. 


David brings a unique skill set to understanding his client issues and business concerns.


Mr. Blackledge holds a BS in Management from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA in Finance and International Business from George Washington University, both with honors, post-graduate work in Mergers and Acquisitions at UCLA, and a JD from the Arizona State University College of Law.


David is a member of several professional associations focusing on the technology community as well as an active angel investor in both Phoenix and Tucson. At the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, David specialized in the law of science and technology.

There David won several CALI awards in business law signifying significant academic achievement.


Activities included board membership in community service groups such as the Corporate and Business Law Society (CABLS) and a student ambassador in the schools admissions office. He was also a senior associate in the Innovation Advancement Program (IAP) legal and business consulting clinic.


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Blackledge Law PLLC
Po Box 2727
Scottsdale, AZ, 85252-2727

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Posted by Valorie | August 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
All-Star Startup Attorney
Mr. Blackledge's 30 years of rich experience with technology startups, emerging businesses and capital investment groups combined with his blossoming legal practice make him an ideal attorney for entrepreneurs. His guidance has helped me clear obstacles on the path to success with my startup, Stellar Research. Mr. Blackledge has helped me sharpen numerous legal agreements. In addition, he is well known and well connected in the startup ecosystem; the introductions he has provided have invaluably accelerated the growth of my company.
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Posted by Michael | August 13, 2015
Great Business lawyer who knows the most underrated skill any professional can have.
I have worked with David Blackledge for nearly 3 years. He has always provided my clients with sound legal advice. Prompt, professional, courteous and to the point. David knows the most underrated skill any professional can have is the ability to listen. He listens to the details of the case and does his due diligence before just offering up a canned solution. I would recommend David Blackledge to anyone needing professional legal advice for their business.
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor – Business Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney and Firm Founder
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Senior Associate, Innovation Advancement Program legal clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student attorney
  • Rule 38 Student Attorney, Innovation Advancement Program legal clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Extern
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Director, Government Sales
  • DRIVECAM, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Vice President, Business Development/Operations
  • 2002 - 2005
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  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2012
  • The George Washington University
  • MBA
  • 1983
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S.
  • 1979


  • Member of the screening committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mentoring and legal assistance to student companies
  • 2014 - Present
  • Corporate and Business Law Society (CABLS)
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • IAP legal and business consulting clinic.
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, E-Commerce Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Section Chair
  • 2015
  • Innovation Advancement Program legal clinic
  • Arizona State University
  • 2014
  • CALI
  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • 2012

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Business Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very smart attorney with significant experience in the business world. His legal evaluations are very thorough. Clients can be certain that he will identify any potential issues in their business documentation and that he will recommend the most effective course of action to either avoid or resolve any problems."
Business Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one of the rare attorneys out there, who has had the great experience of working in the business world and finding significant success as an entrepreneur before becoming an attorney. This insight makes him a phenomenal option for business owners and professionals. On top of all of his intelligence and knowledge, he is also a kind person, who gives back to this world more than he takes."
Business Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an exceptional attorney who greatly cares about his clients legal problems and their successes. I have had the fortune of working jointly with him on a number of matters. His background with government contracts permits him to have a level of expertise that other attorneys do not have. He is creative and is an end-game thinker. I would recommend David to anyone looking for excellent business advice."
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Scottsdale Business Lawyer David L Blackledge
David L Blackledge
Business Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 11 years