Senior Associate | Charlotte
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Neil W. Blackmon is a Senior Associate in Butler’s Charlotte office. He focuses his practice on the areas of liability, coverage, and appeals.
Mr. Blackmon has over a decade of experience as a trial lawyer, and between his civil and criminal experiences, he has tried over 30 cases to verdict. As a criminal defense attorney, he was honored on two occasions in Florida with a “Hat Trick” award for securing three consecutive “not guilty” verdicts for clients within the same calendar year.
Mr. Blackmon transitioned to civil practice in 2017 and has experience in both federal and state courts in the areas of insurance coverage, professional malpractice, employment, product liability, commercial carrier, civil rights, and complex civil litigation. He has also briefed and argued several appeals from inception to conclusion Throughout his career, he has represented clients with committed attention to detail, whether his client is an institutional insurance carrier or a small family business.
During his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, Mr. Blackmon became the first student in the school’s history to be named a three-time All-American as a member of Florida’s Debate Team. In law school, he earned book awards on two occasions and served as a research assistant to Professor Kenneth Nunn as well as the University of Florida’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations.
A deep believer that to love a community, you have to give back to the community, Mr. Blackmon volunteers within Charlotte, giving back to his church, Christ Chuch Episcopal, as well as coaching basketball. He is committed to volunteer and pro bono work, and he has received awards for pro bono excellence in the past. Mr. Blackmon has two daughters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, and he is likewise committed to assisting with autism causes and organizations in the greater Charlotte community.
When he’s not practicing law, Mr. Blackmon is also a popular, award-nominated sportswriter and his writing about college football, college basketball, and soccer has appeared in a number of national outlets.