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 attorneys in the 2009-2018 publications of the Indiana Super Lawyers magazine.
Jean is honored to have been appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to the Indiana Board of Law Examiners (BLE) and began serving on the BLE January 2019.
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, where she was also the recipient of the Ernest Karam Book Award for Advocacy (Best Oral Advocate).
Jean is very involved in the local community and at the University of Southern Indiana. She has served on the Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, is the Treasurer of the University of Southern Indiana Foundation, and is a Board member of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, serving as Chair of the Governance Committee. Jean has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Indiana, past President of the Legal Aid Society, past President of the Holly’s House Board of Directors, and as past President of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Jean is a member of the 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.