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Jonathan Christopher Blanken

Government Attorney

4.7   22 reviews
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Licensed for 17 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/03/2022

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4.7 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Richard | August 2, 2014
Unemployment Appeal
I retained Mr. Blanken when my unemployment insurance claim was denied. He was extremely knowledgeable of the processes of the appeal hearing. His participation in the process resulted in the denial of my claim being overturned. I would recommend Mr. Blanken in any unemployment appeal.
Posted by Jim | July 14, 2014
Excellent Representation
After being employed by my company after 20 years of service I was wrongfully terminated. I was denied unemployment benefits and was devastated. I hired Jonathan Blanken and he explained the appeal process and we filed. It was denied twice. Jonathon took it upon himself to file a third appeal because he felt strongly that I was denied wrongfully. He was right and it was determined to be wrongful and I received my unemployment benefits. I simply cannot thank him enough. He believed that I was wrongfully denied even when I started to doubt it. I highly recommend Jonathan.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2014
Thank you, Mr. Blanken
Mr, Blanken was the first lawyer I called. He returned my call soon after. He listened to my case and was honest about what to expect. The appeal went good because he asked good questions.Thanks again Mr. Blanken.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
Great attorney- unemployment appeals
Mr. Blanken handled my unemployment appeal hearing. I previously worked for a well-known law firm and was wrongfully terminated. My previous employer lied in every aspect of my termination. I was very hesitant to fight the unemployment determination. When I contacted Mr. Blanken, I explained my situation to him and he gave me his opinion on whether my decision could be over turned. He thought that I had a good chance at winning my appeal. He breifed me the day before my hearing and explained how the process would work. He informed me what to tell my witnesses and what questions he'd be asking them during the hearing. My previous employer wound up not testifying during the hearing and my witnesses were not needed. Mr. Blanken did exactly what he said he would during the hearing and was very straight to the point. He is very knowledgeable and very honest on what he thinks will happen during and after the hearing. If I ever am in this situation again, I will definitely hire Mr. Blanken again. He got my ruling overturned and got me all my back payed benefits.
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Posted by Mike | April 16, 2014
Highly Recommend Mr. Blanken for Unemployment hearings!
I received a letter in the mail as an advertisement for services when my employer decided to appeal my unemployment benefits. Being unemployed is stressful enough but having to go through the uncertainty of hearings jut makes it that much more stressful. Mr. Blanken was calm an courteous and took the time to listen. He explained to me the options of my case and the best way to proceed. He was very forthright and open in explaining how the law works and how it would pertain to my case. I can honestly say that out of any dealings I have had with attorneys my experience with Mr. Blanken has been head and shoulders above the rest! I highly recommend that if you find yourself in the need of an attorney for an unemployment matter to give Mr. Blanken a chance. I do not think you will be disappointed. I know I wasn't!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2014
Unemployment hearing
Excellent attorney. Helped immensely with the hearing by identifying what to say and how to say it. Always answered my calls. Answered all of my questions and email. The hearing would not have gone the way it should have without him, he asked the right questions and said the right things. His knowledge of policy really helped us out in our time of need. Again, excellent attorney, and I would absolutely recommend him. I never expected this level of professional service.
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Posted by Pat | February 20, 2014
Getting my unemployment
Mr. Blanken was very nice. He answered my questions during the interview and did a great job with the hearing. I did have to call him after the hearing to get an explanation on a couple of things. Mr Blanken answered my question to my satisfaction.
Posted by Patricia | September 23, 2013
Knowledgeable and effective
Mr. Blanken was extremely helpful and I am very pleased with his services. With his assistance, I was able to win my appeal and I received a check from Employment Security that same week. I would certainly recommend him to a friend as being professional and very effective.
Posted by eric | August 28, 2013
thanking Jonathan Blanken for his service
i would like to thank you for your service , doing this hard time in my life . you made it easy for me to move on with my life and also gave me my day in court for the real fact to come out . thank you
Posted by Judy | August 7, 2013
Unemployment Appeal
Jonathan kept it simple and to the point, he did the talking and asked me the questions that mattered which resulted in wining the appeal.
Posted by kenneth | May 28, 2013
Very pleased client
Mr Blanken was very knowledgable. He always made himself available to me. he answered all questions and walked me through the process. if iI ever find myself in this situation again I would hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2013
Homage to a Dedicated Attorney
With my highest honor I am elated to recommend Attorney Jonathan Blanken for his hard work and for being dedicated to his craft, for which he has blessed me to conquer all the limitations I have faced in the struggle for receiving employee benefits. He open doors of hope and provided justice for a case I could not dare fight alone. I am not just satisfied with his services, as that would be an understatement, thus I am forever in debt to his loyal, dedicated, and trusted services. With my warmest and sincerest regards, he is a blessed, talented young man that I deem worthy of all the thanks for this recent blessing in my life. There is no way I could truly thank him for his services, but may this review testify my warm thankfulness.
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Posted by Charles | May 19, 2013
Lawer Review
Jonathan told me he could help me maintain my unemployment benefits because it appeared my last employer mistreated me and fired me for very minor reasons. He accepted my case and we won hands down. In fact he was so good, I felt some sorrow for the former employer because he put them on the hot seat and they looked foolish, thanks Jonathan.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2013
Honest, Reachable and Good!
We had an extremely positive experience with this attorney. I never thought I would say that about an attorney. This guy seems honest and very trustworthy. He even answers his own phone. I highly recommend him and would use him again if the need be. We actually hired him a couple years ago but just recently need him and he came through for us.
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Posted by Mary | April 6, 2013
Unemployment hearing
Mr. Blanken was a great lawyer, he kept me informed about everything. I went to his office and he went over everything with a fine toothed comb and we reviewed everything that would be discussed during the phone hearing. Overall he is a great lawyer and his prices are great I would defiantly recommend him to others!
Posted by Joanne Tharrington | April 1, 2013
Unemployment insurance
Mr. Blanken was very kind and understanding and kept me informed of all decisions being made on my case. I could not have asked for a better lawyer and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Vanda | March 26, 2013
Jonathan Blanken Great Attorney in NC
Jonathan Blanken helped me on two occasions within a five year period with unemployment cases. We won both times! Mr. Blanken is a wonderful attorney! Not only is he knowledgeable about NC law, but he is also patient, kind and understanding. He takes the time to return your calls and eases your anxiety while he walks you through the entire case. I recommend Mr Blanken to anyone who wants a great attorney to help them win their case. Thanks and hooray for Jonathan Blanken!
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Posted by Laura | February 24, 2013
Unemployment Appeal
Mr. Blanken went above and beyond to resolve my case. He is very knowledgeable and returned my calls quickly. This certainly has not been my experience with other lawyers I have hired. I hope I never need to hire lawyer in the future, however if I do, Mr. Blanken will be my first choice.
Posted by TIMOTHY | December 7, 2012
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2012
True Professional and Gets the Job Done
Mr.Blanken was very responsive and helpful from first contact. He is confident and makes you feel more optimistic about the matters he is handeling on your behalf. We would highly recommend him and his legal services.
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  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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  • North Carolina Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
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  • English

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Employee benefits Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a highly skilled employment law and criminal defense attorney. He has the knowledge and experience in both of the above fields of law that will make him an excellent choice for any client who wants a dedicated attorney by their side in a legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Government Lawyer Jonathan Christopher Blanken
Jonathan Christopher Blanken
Government Attorney
Licensed for 17 years