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William R. Blanchard

William R. Blanchard

Montgomery, Alabama

The Founder of Blanchard Law Offices, William R. Blanchard, has been in private practice since 1978. Mr. Blanchard practices in all levels of state and federal court in Alabama and concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, appeals and post-conviction relief, family law and divorce. While the firm is located in Montgomery, Alabama, clients come from several counties, including Montgomery, Elmore, Autauga, Butler, Chilton and Bullock, and virtually all over the state.

Please note that the practice areas described below are intended to tell you about Mr. Blanchard's main types of cases. Consultations and referrals in areas not mentioned, such as Adoptions and Malpractice cases are also available. If you are unsure whether your case may fit with the Blanchard Law offices practice areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Conspiracy
  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder and Assaults (Including Capital Murder)
  • Sex Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • DUI
  • Theft Related Offenses, Robbery
  • Forgery
  • Appeals
  • Post Conviction (Rule 32, Habeas Corpus)
  • Sentencing Advocacy and Rule 35
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Misdemeanors
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Custody
  • Visitation Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Parental Relocation cases
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Juvenile Court
  • Paternity
  • Modification of Child Custody, Support, Visitation, and Alimony
  • Contempt and Enforcement of Final Decrees
  • Personal Injury
  • General Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985


  • Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1977
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A. - 1971

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Clarence Darrow Award, Alabama State Bar, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Board Member, Treasurer, President, 1991 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Member, Treasurer, President, 1990 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1983 - Present
  • Federal Defenders for Middle District of Alabama, Board Member, President, 1998 - 2002
  • Equal Justice Initiative, Board Chairman, 1997 - Present
  • Children's Justice Task Force, Member, 1995 - 1999
  • American Inns of Court, Master Bencher, 1996 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Formerly Panel Representative for the Middle District of Alabama, 2000 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Past Chairman, Indigent Defense Committee
  • Alabama State Bar, Past Chairman, Indigent Defense Committee, 1978 - Present
  • Alabama Supreme Court Advisory , Former Member, Child Support Guidelines Committee
  • Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Hugh Maddox Inn of Court, President, 2002 - 2003
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Blanchard Law Offices
505 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-328-3422 • Toll Free: 888-341-6146
Fax: 334-263-4766
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