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Jerry B. Blackstock

Jerry B. Blackstock, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1969, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1984. Recipient Tradition of Excellence award for Defense Lawyer of Year, State Bar Georgia, 2002.


  • Blackstock, Jerry B. was born on March 9, 1945 in Monticello, Georgia, United States. Son of J.B. and Eugenia (Jones) Blackstock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Davidson College, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Georgia, 1969.


    • With Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, 1969—2002. Chair Atlanta litigation team Hunton & Williams, LLP, from 2002. Adjunct professor law Emory University, Atlanta, 1975-1981.

      Member advisory board Journal Intellectual Property Law, University Georgia School Law, 1992-2005. Chair Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1994-2002.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1969, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1984.


    • Author: Georgia Appellate Practice Handbook, 1977, Preparation of a Lawsuit for Trial, Pre-Trial Practice, Appellate Practice, 1980. (with others) Georgia Lawyers Basic Practice Handbook, second edition.


    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.


    President parents council Trinity School Inc., 1981-1982. President parents club Woodward Academy Lower School, 1986-1988, board directors, treasurer, Woodward Academy Upper School, 1988-1991, vice president, 1991-1992, president, 1992-1994. Chairman Georgia Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission, 1989-2000.

    Chairman board directors Pastoral Counseling Service Atlanta. Chairman board visitors University Georgia School Law, 2001-2004. Board trustees Georgia Legal History Foundation, 1990-1993.

    Member Leadership Georgia, 1980. Member Leadership Atlanta, 1990, executive committee, 1991-1992. Chair board trustees Riverside Military Academy, since 1996.

    Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers, International Academy Trial Lawyers, Georgia Bar Association (editor-in-chief journal 1984-1985, board governors 1982-1998, executive committee 1990-1995, intellectual property law, technical law and general practice and trial sections), Georgia Bar Foundation. Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America (intellectual property litigation committee), American Bar Association (intellectual property, science and technical, tort and insurance practice and litigation sections), Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta Bar Association (editor-in-chief Atlanta Lawyer 1972-1973), American Law Institute, Atlanta Legal Aid Society (advisory board 1979-1986), Atlanta Lawyers Club, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (board directors 1989-1991, director Trial Academy 1987), American Board Trial Advocates (diplomate, board directors since 1990, state executive committee since 1985), American Arbitration Association (arbitrator, commercial and construction panels, Georgia-Alabama advisory committee for large complex cases), Licensing Executives Society, International, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Computer Law Association, Davidson College Atlanta Alumni Association (president 1982-1983), Bleckley American Inn of Court (master of the bench), Commerce Club, Old War Horse Lawyers Club, Cherokee Town and Country Club, 191 Club.





    • Married Margaret Owen, June 10, 1967. Children: Towner Anson, Michael Owen, Kendrick.
    • father: J.B. Blackstock
    • mother: Eugenia (Jones) Blackstock
    • spouse: Margaret Owen
    • children: Towner Anson Blackstock
    • Michael Owen Blackstock
    • Kendrick Blackstock
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    Died April 1, 2006
    (aged 61)