Robert P. Blasco

Phone: 907-586-3340

Robert P. Blasco holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell® and is an elected fellow in the International Society of Barristers. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Law School and clerked for the Maryland trial courts. Mr. Blasco has practiced law in Alaska since 1977. Mr. Blasco has appeared before all of the Judicial Districts in the Alaska state courts, the Alaska Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, and in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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, products 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 statutes 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 in New Zealand. Mr. Blasco has been on the Emory University School of Law Trial Techniques program faculty since 2000. In addition to trial advocacy and deposition programs, Mr. Blasco has taught programs related to expert witnesses and mediation.

Areas of practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Municipal law
  • Products liability
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance defense
  • Construction claims
  • Construction contracts
  • Alaska Native Corporation representation and litigation
  • Anti-trust litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Employment issues and employer defense
  • Hospital and Medical Center representation and defense
  • School District representation and defense

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Mr. Blasco and his wife, Dolores A. Owen, have four children pursuing various professional careers and educational development.