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Robert P. Blasco

AV Preeminent

Licensed for 41 years

Serving Juneau, AK (view address)

Robert P. Blasco

Serving Juneau, AK (view address)

About Robert P. Blasco

Robert P. Blasco graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Law School and clerked for the Maryland trial courts. He has practiced law in Alaska since 1977 in all of the Judicial Districts in the Alaska state courts, the Alaska Supreme Court, in the Federal District Court for Alaska, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Before joining the firm in 1988, Mr. Blasco served as a Supervising Attorney for the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, as a State Assistant Public Defender and as a State Assistant District Attorney. In these positions, Mr. Blasco conducted class action litigation and many jury trials, including trials as long as eight months.

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Robert P. Blasco graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Law School and clerked for the Maryland trial courts. He has practiced law in Alaska since 1977 in all of the Judicial Districts in the Alaska state courts, the Alaska Supreme Court, in the Federal District Court for Alaska, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Before joining the firm in 1988, Mr. Blasco served as a Supervising Attorney for the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, as a State Assistant Public Defender and as a State Assistant District Attorney. In these positions, Mr. Blasco conducted class action litigation and many jury trials, including trials as long as eight months.

Mr. Blasco offers diverse experience in trial work, appellate representation and litigation. His clients and cases involve business and contract concerns and litigation, construction claims and disputes, product liability and personal injury defense, defense of employers, representation and defense of school districts, medical centers and hospitals and representation of Alaska Native Corporations in state and federal court. Mr. Blasco has served as trial counsel for the state of Alaska in constitutional challenges to state statues and in the defense of state agencies.

In addition to his general litigation practice, Mr. Blasco represents many of the Small Southeast Alaska municipalities as their Municipal Attorney for municipal matters and in defending the municipalities in litigation. He has served in that capacity for several of the municipalities since 1992.

Mr. Blasco teaches trial advocacy and deposition programs as a member of the National Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has taught on several occasions at the national trial advocacy session in Colorado, on a regular basis in Chicago and Los Angeles and by invitation in New Zealand. In addition to trial advocacy and deposition programs, Mr. Blasco has taught programs related to expert witnesses and mediation.

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Alaska, 1990-1992. Assistant District Attorney, State of Alaska, Juneau ad Ketchikan, 1984-1988. Partner, Keene Currall & Blasco, Ketchikan, Alaska, April 1983-April 1984. Assistant Public Defender Ketchikan, July 1980-March 1983. Supervising Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Ketchikan, June 1979-July 1980. Staff Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Juneau and Sitka, August 1977-May 1979.

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Hoffman & Blasco LLC

Areas of Law

  • Real Estate
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wills and Estates
  • Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Related Litigation
  • School Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Alaska Native Corporation Representation

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Credentials

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Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
1991. U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
1977, Alaska

Law School Attended
University of Maryland School of Law

Class of 1977
J.D.
with honors

University Attended

United States Air Force Academy

University of Maryland
Class of 1973
B.S.
Early Childhood Education

University of Maryland
Class of 1973
B.S.
Psychology

Birth Information

Born in 1951
Washington, D.C., March 5, 1951

Associations & Memberships
Juneau and Alaska (Special Bar Discipline Counsel) Bar Associations
Trial Attorneys of America
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (National Faculty Member, 1985-present
Teaching Trial Advocacy, Deposition, Expert Witness and Mediation programs)
Mediation Committee for the Alaska Supreme Court.
Bar Fellowship
International Society of Barristers.
Representative Cases
City of Skagway v. Robertson, 143 P.3rd 965 (Alaska 2006)
Button v. Haines Borough, 208 P.3d 194 (Alaska 2009)
Morgan v. Fortis Benefits Insurance Co., 109 P.3d 267 (Alaska 2005)
Alaska General Alarm, Inc. v. Grinnell, 1 P.3d 98 (Alaska 2000)
Linstad v. Sitka School District, 963 P.2d 246 (Alaska 1998)
State Department of Health and Social Services v. Sandsness, 72 P.3d 299 (Alaska 2003)
Hickel v. Southeast Conference, 846 P.2d 38 (Alaska 1992)
State v. Murtaugh, 169 P.3d 602 (Alaska 2007)
Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakima Indian Nation v. Baldridge, 91 F.3d 1366 (9th Cir. 1996)
Zartman v. State, 667 P.2d 1256 (Alaska App. 1983)
Gutterman v. First National Bank, 597 P.2d 969 (Alaska 1979).


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Robert P. Blasco was admitted in 1977 to the state of Alaska.
Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Robert P. Blasco is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Robert P. Blasco has a 4.8 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Hoffman & Blasco LLC has 2 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Robert P. Blasco attended University of Maryland School of Law.

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