Charles F. Blanchard
October 3, 1923 – March 10, 2021
Raleigh attorney Charles F. Blanchard received his undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University and has practiced law continuously since 1950 in Raleigh. He was the senior partner in the firm of Blanchard, Miller & Lewis, P.A. until becoming of counsel in 2000. His firm’s practice is primarily in litigation and representing injured persons.
Mr. Blanchard is a founding member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a lecturer at the North Carolina Conference on Superior Court Judges, the UNC Medical School, the Duke University School of Engineering, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has been active in the bar for many years, serving as chairman of the Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, president of the Wake County Bar Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, governor of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for two terms, and a member of the Duke University Law School Council. He is a recent past-president of the International Society of Barristers and the Braxton Craven Inn of Court, sponsored by Duke University School of Law. He is also a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a past recipient of the Chief Justice Walker Clark Award given by the N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers and of the Joseph Branch Professionalism Award given by the Wake County Bar Association.
He was married to the former Bernard Berkeley and has two daughters. He is a recent past president of the North Carolina Episcopal Foundation. He has twice served as senior warden of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and currently serves on several non-profit organizations in the area.