Gary B. Blasingame

Medical Malpractice Attorney Gary B. Blasingame

As one of the founding lawyers of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., Gary B. Blasingame takes pride in the talented team of attorneys, paralegals and secretaries that the firm has assembled to serve its clients.

“I have always surrounded myself with folks who are smarter than I am,” Gary says. “Our firm is blessed with good thinkers. They are people with ingenuity and the ability to analyze – solution finders. We also have excellent leadership.”

Born in Monroe, Georgia, on April 26, 1937, Gary was inspired to pursue a career in law by his father and a family friend who was, at the time, a highly respected lawyer in their community.

“I entered college as a pre-law student, and I have had a love for the profession ever since,” says Gary, who earned his LL.B. from the University of Georgia in 1961 and was admitted to the bar in Georgia in the same year.

Following a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge W.A. Bootle, Gary served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Since that time, he has practiced in the area of personal injury litigation, focusing primarily on medical malpractice and product liability cases. He also has done a fair amount of work representing other lawyers.

Over the course of his career, Gary has earned a reputation for his knowledge of civil practice and procedure, his handling of witnesses in depositions and in the courtroom and his ability to calmly and skillfully guide clients through their legal issues.

“Lawyers are trained to be problem solvers,” he says. “Unlike the client, the lawyer can tackle a legal problem without bias, and he can advise the client without interference by personal emotions.”

When he isn’t practicing law, Gary enjoys reading, listening to good music, spending time in his woodworking shop and going out on the water during the summer and fall months.

Georgia Bar Admission

1961

Education

University of Georgia (LL.B., 1961, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Delta)

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia (Secretary, 1982-1983; Treasurer, 1983-1985;
  • Member, Board of Governors, 1974-1985;
  • Member, Executive Committee, 1980-1985);
  • Georgia Bar Foundation (Member, Board of Trustees, 1985);
  • Western Circuit Bar Association (President, 1974-1975);
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Board of Trustees, 1983-1997);
  • Georgia Law School Association (President, 1997-1998);
  • Georgia Law School Association Council;
  • American Association for Justice;
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)

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