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T. Michael Blanks Jr. - Richmond, VA

3957 Westerre ParkwaySuite 105 Richmond, VA 23233

Updated: 01/02/2024

Richmond Divorce & Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Your family, your business and your estate: the most important things in your life are what Mike Blanks has dedicated his legal career protecting and preserving for his clients and their families. Mr. Blanks has over thirty-two years of experience successfully helping clients as an effective trial attorney litigating divorce, custody, estate and business related cases...

About T. Michael Blanks Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business and Civil Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Dickover v. Seaton, VAP UNP 1843052 (2006)
  • Congdon v. Congdon, 40 Va. App. 255, 578 S.E. 2d 833 (2003)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, 1990 - Present
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Past President and Current Member
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1985 - 1988 (Member while worked as a CPA for McGladrey, Hendrickson & Pullen, a national CPA firm)
  • Virginia State Bar: Arbitrator for the resolution of fee disputes, 1996 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Custody Modification Proceedings, presented at the Child Custody and Visitation, VA CLE Seminar (2007)
  • Estate Planning: What You Should Consider and Documents Everyone Needs, presented at the Virginia Society of CPA’s, 2007
  • Ethical Perils in Divorce Practice, presented at the Financial Settlement Strategies for Divorce Clients Seminar, 2006
  • Dividing Assets and Debts Equitably, presented at the Negotiating the Best Possible Settlement for Divorce Clients Seminar, 2005
  • Juvenile Court Records and School Records in Custody Cases, presented at the Virginia Children’s Records Law Seminar, 2002
  • Instructor at the 2000 National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), Statewide meeting for CPA’s and Valuation Experts on the topic of the “Use of Business Valuation Experts in Litigation”, 2000 and 2001
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Bench Bar Conference Planning Committee and speaker
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Past mentor for young lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

  • Midwives for Haiti: Treasurer & Board of Directors Member for Richmond based medical organization devoted to maternity care in Haiti October 2016 - present
  • Virginia Society of CPA’s: past volunteer income tax preparer
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC): past volunteer referral attorney
  • Virginia Home for Boys: past volunteer for pro bono representation of Children in Need of Services(CHINS) cases in juvenile and domestic relations courts in the Richmond Metropolitan area
  • YWCA Women’s Advocacy Program: past volunteer legal and advisory services for the YWCA Raped and Battered Women’s Crisis Center

Education

  • University of Richmond, School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, 1990
    J.D.
    Honors: National Order of Barristers- Honorary Member for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1985
    B.A.
    Major: Business Administration
    Major: Accounting

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Custody and Admissibility of Mental Health Records: Data Trumps Rhetoric, Virginia Lawyer, Volume 56, No. 7 February, 2008
  • Hiding the Ball or Necessary Protection: Sec.20-124.3:1 Custody and Admissibility of Mental Health Records, Virginia Lawyer, Volume 53, No. 3, October, 2004
  • The New Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, A Comparison with the Code, Virginia Law Foundation, Virginia CLE, Charlottesville, VA, 1999

Office Information

Address

3957 Westerre ParkwaySuite 105 Richmond, VA 23233

Fax

  • 804-755-7550

Achievements

Honors

  • Voted a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics, Richmond Magazine 2007
  • Voted by Virginia Business Magazine as a “Legal Elite” Attorney 2006 for having been selected as being in the top 5% of the best lawyers in Virginia.

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