• 02.19.21

    Blackwell and Gordon honored for work on state’s first ever posthumous pardon

    Two Blackwell Burke P.A. attorneys were named 2020 Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.  For the second year in a row, Blackwell Burke Founder and CEO Jerry W. Blackwell and Partner Corey L. Gordon were Circle of Excellence honorees and were featured on the magazine cover for their pro bono work on the posthumous pardon of Max Mason, a black man who was wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in 1920. This was the first ever posthumous pardon in the state of Minnesota. Blackwell and Gordon were recognized among a group of 33 honorees who addressed many…
  • 12.14.20

    Partners Jerry W. Blackwell and Mary S. Young named BTI Client Service All-Stars

    Two Blackwell Burke P.A. partners were recently named 2020 Client Service All-Stars by BTI Consulting Group. Firm Founder and Chairman Jerry W. Blackwell was one of nine attorneys named a 2020 Client Service Super All-Star, a designation given to attorneys who receive recognition from multiple General Counsel and legal decision makers. Partner Mary S. Young was named a 2020 Client Service All-Star after being nominated by a Fortune 500 food company.   The BTI Consulting Group 2021 Client Service All-Stars is used by corporate counsel and law firms to identify attorneys who deliver the absolute best levels of client service. Blackwell…
  • 12.10.20

    Jerry Blackwell named to Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Trial Lawyers list

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Founder and CEO, Jerry W. Blackwell, has joined the ranks of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers which identifies an elite group of trial lawyers in the United States. Previously, Blackwell was also named a Benchmark Litigation Minnesota Litigation Star. Though he is a new addition to this list, Blackwell has long served as trial and national counsel for major corporations throughout his career. “One of the country’s most prominent African-American trial lawyers, Blackwell is a frequent speaker on a variety of litigation topics, including the development of winning trial strategies. Among his recent matters, Blackwell was…
  • 11.06.20

    Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Awards 3 Blackwell Burke P.A. Attorneys

    Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Awards recognizes lawyers who go above and beyond in their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusionary community. These individuals have made a significant impact with respect to diversity and inclusion on the greater community. Firm Founder, Jerry W. Blackwell, and Partner, Corey L. Gordon, spearheaded the Firm's pro bono initiative to participate in commemorating the 100-year anniversary of lynchings in Duluth, MN, and securing the posthumous pardon of Max Mason. Left to right: Jerry W. Blackwell and Corey L. Gordon   Jerry Blackwell led the posthumous pardon request for Max Mason, a Black…
  • 10.14.20

    Benchmark Litigation Recognizes the Firm and its Attorneys

    Benchmark Litigation recognized Blackwell Burke P.A. as a “Highly Recommended” law firm in Minnesota in its 2021 edition. In addition to the firm-wide ranking, 10 of its attorneys were named as either “Local Litigation Stars” or “Future Stars.” Firm founder and CEO Jerry Blackwell was ranked among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.   Benchmark Litigation honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished law firms, partners and associates. All partners in the Firm were recognized as Local Litigation Stars: Mary Young, Deborah Lewis, Ben Hulse, Corey Gordon, Jamal Faleel, Jerry Blackwell, and Gerardo “Jerry” Alcazar. Associates Ted Hartman, Charmaine…
  • 08.30.20

    Amarachi Q&A

    The University of Minnesota Law School recently featured Blackwell Burke P.A. Attorney Amarachi Ihejirika in the Q&A news series highlighting law school alumni. Ihejirika was a 2016 University of Minnesota Law School graduate. In the article, Ihejirika shared her thoughts on working for Blackwell Burke, the importance of diverse perspectives in the legal profession, her perspective on the racial justice movement and the killing of George Floyd and more. “A good starting point for being an ally and/or advocate in this space is understanding the [accurate] history of racism and racial injustice in this country, beginning with slavery, and the…

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