Julianne P. Blanch
Entities and individuals involved in legal disputes need an efficient resolution. They need their attorney to communicate with them regularly. Responsiveness to her clients and getting to the crux of a seemingly complex matter are the touchstones of Ms. Blanch's legal practice.
Ms. Blanch a member of the Utah Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization where membership is considered only after having taken at least ten civil jury trials to verdict. She serves as Utah's Board Representative to ABOTA's national board. She has tried a broad range of cases, including contract disputes, property rights issues, criminal, product liability, automobile, premises liability, wrongful death, and business contract cases. She is the chair of the Utah Civil Jury Instructions Committee, which is updating the civil jury instructions used in state and federal court trials. Ms. Blanch regularly presents seminars for Utah lawyers on the basics of litigation, jury selection, and trial techniques. She also teaches Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Law School.
Ms. Blanch has handled dozens of appeals on the state and federal levels, including over 40 published opinions. She has argued before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served for several years on the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure.
She has been one of a handful of Salt Lake City lawyers chosen by her peers for Super Lawyers Mountain States since 2010 in the area of product liability defense, and she is also on that publication’s list of Top 50 Women Lawyers for the Mountain States 2012-2014 and 2016. While Ms. Blanch's practice has an emphasis in product liability, she has handled litigation of all types and sizes over the past several years, ranging from catastrophic personal injury claims to employment litigation; from commercial disputes to insurance coverage lawsuits.
Ms. Blanch enjoys running marathons, cooking, and reading military history and biographies.
Harvard University, J.D., 1993
Indiana University, B.A., 1990, magna cum laude
Political Science and East Asian Culture (majors), Spanish and English (minors)
Adjunct Professor: From Fall 2008 - 2010 and 2016, University of Utah Law School
America’s Top 100 Attorneys™, Lifetime Achievement Member
Super Lawyers Mountain States, Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2011 - 2014
Super Lawyers Mountain States, Product Liability 2010 - 2016
Best Lawyers in America® 2013 - 2017, Insurance Law
Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in Salt Lake City for Insurance Law
2011 Volunteer of the Year Award, Utah March of Dimes Chapter
Utah Business Magazine 2009 - 2014, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Trial Practice
Utah Business Magazine 2008, Utah Legal Elite, Non-Profit Law
Utah Business Magazine, “Rising Star,” 2003: One of just 40 Utahns under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership
Fellow, American Bar Association
Commissioner, Utah Pro Bono Commission
President, Salt Lake County Bar Association, 2006-2007
Past member of Executive Committee, Salt Lake County Bar Association
Chair, Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board Representative
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
International Association of Defense Counsel
Salt Lake Rotary Foundation, Past Board Member
March of Dimes, Past Board Member and Board Chair
Salt Lake Rotary Club, Past Vice President
Planned Parenthood Action Committee, Past Board Member
Ronald McDonald House, Past President, Board of Directors
Ronald McDonald House, Community Advisory Board
U.S. Supreme Court