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Laurie L. Blanton






Laurie Blanton was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008. She began her legal career in 1996 with a degree from Palm Beach Community College as a Legal Assistant. She became a Certified Legal Assistant in 1997 and worked in that capacity until beginning law school in January, 2006. Blanton graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2004. She received her law degree from Washburn University School of Law, where she graduate with honors and earned awards for the best written work in both her Property and Juvenile Offender classes. Blanton has been also an adjunct professor at Manatee Community College where she taught courses for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Degree Program. By starting off her legal career as a paralegal, she has a great background on how a case is handled from beginning to end. Laurie was also named in January 2011 one of the top 25 bankruptcy attorneys by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Laurie is very caring and compassionate and strives to get the best results possible for her clients. Email Laurie to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of South Florida
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Palm Beach Community College
    • A.S. Legal Assistant - 1996


  • Adjunct Professor, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Degree Program, Manatee Community College

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys, Tampa Bay Business Journal, January 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Board Member
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • ABI America Bankruptcy Institute
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Association, Member