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111 Congress Avenue
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Austin, TX 78701

​University of Michigan
J.D. 1984

University of Illinois
B.S. (with high honors) 1981

Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
United States Supreme Court
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Recognition

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Professional and Civic Activities

Practice Areas

  • Listed in the The Best Lawyers in America®, published by Woodward/White, Inc., 2009–current (Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, and Water Law)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year” for Environmental Law 2014
  • Named to Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2006–current
  • Complex Litigation
  • Government Investigation and Enforcement

David P. Blanke

  • American Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Austin Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Board of Directors: Texas Affiliate, American Heart Association (2007-2011)
David Blanke is a trial lawyer who has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex business and technology litigation for more than thirty years. He has served as lead trial counsel in a wide range of cases in state and federal courts, including matters involving antitrust, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, tortious interference with contract and prospective business relations, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, environmental protection, state and federal permitting requirements, and public finance.

Mr. Blanke is Board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1992 to 2013.

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