• 05.15.14

    Jerry W. Blackwell Honored By The Best Lawyers in America©

    Firm chairman Jerry W. Blackwell has been selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2014).  Mr. Blackwell’s selection recognizes him as a top product liability defense attorney.  Best Lawyers, the definitive guide to legal excellence, is based on a comprehensive survey of almost 50,000 leading attorneys.  Corporate Counsel magazine calls Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Mr. Blackwell is a renowned trial lawyer.  He serves as national counsel and national trial counsel for major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states and internationally.   His practice areas include…
  • 05.15.14

    Blackwell Burke Named to “BTI Brand Elite 2014”

    In its newly released BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, the BTI Consulting Group praises Blackwell Burke as an “unparalleled Client Recommendations Leader.”  The firm made the “honor roll” of firms that corporate counsel recommend first to their peers and colleagues.  Respondents also ranked Blackwell Burke among an elite group of firms changing the way law firms do business. The BTI Consulting Group is a market leader in research about law firms.  BTI’s research is based solely on corporate counsel feedback at more than 3,700 of the world’s largest and most influential companies. BTI Brand…
  • 05.13.14

    Brendan M. Kenny to Present E-Discovery CLE

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny will participate in a continuing legal education seminar entitled, "E-Discovery: Drafting, Implementing, and Defending Effective Litigation Holds" on Friday, May 23.  Mr. Kenny and his co-panelist will facilitate a discussion and hands-on presentation showing how to draft, implement, and defend effective litigation holds.  The webinar is sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program's National Outreach Committee. He was named an "Up & Coming Attorney" by Minnesota Lawyer in 2013.  The recognition…
  • 03.25.14

    Blackwell Burke Named A Go-To Law Firm for the Wholesale Trade Industry

    Corporate counsel in the wholesale trade industry have named Blackwell Burke P.A. as a “go-to” firm, BTI Consulting Group has reported.  BTI’s criteria for inclusion on its Honor Roll of go-to laws firms include well-established relationships paired with vibrant, enthusiastic client recommendations.  For more details about the 2014 Honor Roll of Go-To Law Firms, please visit BTI Consulting Group’s website.  The BTI Consulting Group is a market leader in research about law firms. The 2014 BTI client service research team interviewed more than 500 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and large companies to identify their go-to-firms. The annual process is independent. …
  • 03.24.14

    Peter J. Goss Discusses Arkansas Supreme Court Ruling on FDA Warning Letter

    Peter Goss commented for Law360 on the implications of a recent Arkansas Supreme Court ruling throwing out a $1.2 billion award against Johnson & Johnson.  The decision was based in part on the fact that the FDA warning letter at the heart of the plaintiffs’ case was inadmissible hearsay, and therefore could not serve as the basis for a claim under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  The article is available to Law360 subscribers here. Mr. Goss focuses his national practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation and toxic torts. He has represented major pharmaceutical, medical technology, and…
  • 03.09.14

    Jerry W. Blackwell Receives Cora T. Walker Award at NBA Commercial Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference

    On Friday, February 21, 2014, Firm chairman and founder Jerry W. Blackwell received the Cora T. Walker Award from the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section for his lifetime contributions to African American attorneys in the Bar, during the 27th Annual NBA CLS CCC in Austin, Texas.   The prestigious Cora T. Walker award was created by the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section in honor of Ms. Cora T. Walker.  Ms. Walker was a revered attorney who broke racial ground when, in 1947, she became one of the first black women to practice law in the state of New…

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