Jean M. Blanton
Jean Blanton is a partner with the firm. She is primarily a trial attorney who practices in State and Federal trial and appellate courts in the areas of Commercial Disputes (contracts, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts), employment matters (discrimination, FMLA, harassment, ADA), Family Law, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights. Jean was recognized as a Rising Star among Indiana young attorneys in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 publications of the Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. In 2010, Jean was recognized by the Evansville Business Journal as one of Evansville’s 20 Under Age 40 Emerging Leaders. She has achieved an AV certification rating from the Martindale Hubbell legal directory, an elite peer rating recognizing her as performing at the highest level of professional excellence based on ethical standards and legal ability.
Born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Jean earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern Indiana in 2001, where she received Special Recognition for Scholastic Achievement. Jean received her law degree, with Dean’s honors, from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. Jean was the recipient of the Ernest Karam Book Award for Advocacy from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She was also the recipient of numerous scholarships throughout her undergraduate and law school matriculation, including the Rotary, Edith V. Boots, Conover, Tri Kappa, College of Law and Gorman Scholarships.
Jean is very involved in the local community and at the University of Southern Indiana. She serves on the Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, the University of Southern Indiana Foundation Board of Directors, as President of the Legal Aid Society, Treasurer of the Community Foundation Alliance of Southwest Indiana, and as past President of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation Board of Directors. Jean has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Indiana.
Jean also contributes her time and talents as a member of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Committee and Brooks Inn of Court. Jean is also a member of the American, Indiana State, Illinois State, and Evansville Bar Associations. She also consistently volunteers her legal services for the Volunteer Lawyer Program in Evansville and has been recognized for her volunteer work as the recipient of the Susan K. Helfrich Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Services and the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Public Award.