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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.

Background

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

Education

Davidson College (Bachelor of Arts, 1966). University of Georgia (Juris Doctor, 1969).

Career

Worked at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy (Atlanta, Georgia) specializing in Intellectual Property, Technology Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Complex Business Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1969, Georgia. 1978, United States. Supreme Court.

1984, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Phi Delta Phi. Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review, 1968-1969. Author: "False and Misleading Proxy Statements," 3 Ga.

Law Review 1962 (1968). "Informed Consent," 62 Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia 155 (1973). Georgia Appellate Practice Handbook, Harrison Company (1977).

"Preparation of a Lawsuit For Trial," "Pre-Trial Practice" and "Appellate Practice," Georgia Lawyers Basic Practice Handbook (2nd Edition, 1980). "Survey of Georgia Law-Torts" 32 Mercer Law Review 215 (1980). Editor-In-Chief, The Atlanta Lawyer, 1972-1973.

Editor-In-Chief, Georgia State Bar Journal, 1984-1985. Litigation Professor, National Center for Paralegal Training, 1973-1974. Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Practice, Emory University School of Law, 1975-1981. Member, Advisory Board, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 1979-1986. Master of the Bench, Bleckley American Inn of Court.

Arbitrator and Mediator: Commercial and Construction Panels, American Arbitration Association. Georgia/Alabama Advisory Council for Large, Complex Cases. Mediator, Resolution Resources Corporation.

Member, Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1994-1998. Member, 1988-1997 and Chairman, 1989, 1996-1997, Georgia Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission. Member: Leadership Georgia, 1980.

Leadership Atlanta, 1990. Member, Board of Trustees, Georgia Legal History Foundation, 1990-1992. Member, Board of Directors, Federal Defender Program, Inc., for the Northern District of Georgia, 1993-1996.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1993-1994 and 1995-1996. Member: Atlanta (Member, Litigation Section) and American (Member, Sections on: Patent, Trademark and Copyright. Tort and Insurance Practice.

Science and Technology. Litigation) Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia (Member, Younger Lawyers Section Executive Council, 1973-1981.

Member, 1982-1998 and Executive Committee, 1990-1995, Board of Governors. Member, Sections on: Intellectual Property Law. Computer Law; General Practice and Trial.

Member, Judicial Procedure and Administration Committee, 1990-1993. Special Committee on the Involvement of Women and Minorities in the Profession, 1991-1993. Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 1992-1994.

1996-1999); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee). Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Director, Trial Academy, 1987.

Board of Directors, 1989-1991). American Intellectual Property Law Association. Computer Law Association.

Licensing Executive Society. Lawyers Club of Atlanta. American Law Institute.

Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Member, National Board of Directors, 1990-1997). Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation.

Fellow, Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Practice, Emory University School of Law, 1975-1981. Member, Advisory Board, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 1979-1986.

Master of the Bench, Bleckley American Inn of Court. Arbitrator and Mediator: Commercial and Construction Panels, American Arbitration Association. Georgia/Alabama Advisory Council for Large, Complex Cases.

Mediator, Resolution Resources Corporation. Member, Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1994-1998. Member, 1988-1997 and Chairman, 1989, 1996-1997, Georgia Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission.

Member: Leadership Georgia, 1980. Leadership Atlanta, 1990. Member, Board of Trustees, Georgia Legal History Foundation, 1990-1992.

Member, Board of Directors, Federal Defender Program, Inc., for the Northern District of Georgia, 1993-1996. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1993-1994 and 1995-1996. Member: Atlanta (Member, Litigation Section) and American (Member, Sections on: Patent, Trademark and Copyright.

Tort and Insurance Practice. Science and Technology. Litigation) Bar Associations.

State Bar of Georgia (Member, Younger Lawyers Section Executive Council, 1973-1981. Member, 1982-1998 and Executive Committee, 1990-1995, Board of Governors. Member, Sections on: Intellectual Property Law.

Computer Law; General Practice and Trial. Member, Judicial Procedure and Administration Committee, 1990-1993. Special Committee on the Involvement of Women and Minorities in the Profession, 1991-1993.

Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 1992-1994. 1996-1999); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee). Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Director, Trial Academy, 1987. Board of Directors, 1989-1991). American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Computer Law Association. Licensing Executive Society. Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

American Law Institute. Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Member, National Board of Directors, 1990-1997). Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation. Fellow, Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation. Fellow, Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: running. Fax: 404-572-6999. E-mail: jblackst@pgfm.com.

Connections

Married Margaret Owen, June 10, 1967. Children: Towner Anson, Michael Owen, Kendrick.