Steve Blalock


Blalock, Steven

Steven F. Blalock is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree.  He engaged in the private practice of law for 40 years until his retirement from active practice and he was admitted to practice in all courts in the State of North Carolina and various federal courts about the country including the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Courts of Appeals for the Federal, District of Columbia and Fourth Circuits, the Court of Federal Claims, the United States Tax Court, and the federal District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina.  He also passed the Tennessee Bar Examination and he was certified as a North Carolina Superior Court Mediator and District Court Arbitrator. 

Dr. Blalock has held the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, the prestigious AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell continuously since 1994.  He was a member of the American and North Carolina Bar Associations throughout his legal career.  He generally limited his practice to non-domestic civil law with an emphasis on business and finance, insurance, distressed business workouts, bankruptcy, copyrights, intellectual property and entertainment law.  He also served as special counsel for a number of community and national banks.  He has experience in complex litigation and class actions, and he has argued before the North Carolina Supreme Court.  In addition he has taught business law at the community college level, he taught at the North Carolina Bar Association’s “Practical Skills Course” for newly licensed lawyers for eight years, he has lectured legal publishers regarding effective utilization of computerized legal research, and he has trained numerous bank boards, officers and employees about various legal subjects. 

His avocations include country music, political polling and media, World War II era aircraft, photography and filmaking.  He is an Organizational Member of the Country Music Association.  He worked at ABC-TV’s Washington News Bureau during Watergate on the producer’s staff of the “Issues and Answers” Sunday morning news program, the predecessor to “This Week”.  He was an elected member and chairman of his local school board.  He is a Colonel in the B-24/B-29 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force and has served as docent on its World War II B-29 Superfortress.  And he has completed a certificate program at Maine Media Workshops+College and is a certified Steadicam operator and video editor.

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