Suzanne Blankenship - Coastal Association Law Group
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Suzanne Blankenship

Suzanne Blankenship

16 Jan Suzanne Blankenship

Lawyer
 

Suzanne Blankenship has been practicing law in Pensacola since 1996. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in political science and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alabama. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy.

Suzanne is a member of the Florida Bar and its Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar. She is admitted to practice law before all Florida and Alabama State Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.  Suzanne is also an active member of the North Gulf Coast Chapter of Community Associations Institute, an organization devoted to representing the interests of condominium associations and homeowners’ associations throughout the United States.

Suzanne’s practice is focused on matters involving real estate law. A significant portion of her practice involves serving as legal counsel for numerous condominium and homeowners’ associations through Northwest Florida. She also represents buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions in Florida and Alabama.

Education

Juris Doctor, 1995
Hamline University School of Law
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Editor-in-Chief, Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy
Law School Recognition Award for Excellence in Employment Law, given by Labor and Employment Section of Minnesota State Bar Association
Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant

Master of Public Administration, 1991
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Student Government Association Senator representing Graduate School

Bachelor of Arts, 1989
Major: Political Science, Minor: Human Resources Management
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Zeta Tau Alpha, President

Awards and Honors

  • Community Service Award, presented by the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (2013)
  • 40 Under 40 Emerging Business Leaders, presented by the Pensacola Business Journal (2006)

Professional Associations

  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (Executive Council and Program Chair 2005-2007)
  • The Florida Bar (Member Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  • Sponsor of CAI’s North Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Presenter at Legal Update Seminars for Licensed Community Association Managers
  • Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Pensacola Class of 2003 (Former Curriculum Committee Member and Community Overview Day Co-Chair)
  • Chain Reaction, Chair, Board of Directors (2008-2010), Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2007-08); Program Sponsor
  • IMPACT 100 (2007-09)
  • Justice Teaching, School Resource Volunteer at Pensacola Beach Charter School and Brown Barge Middle School
  • The Pensacola Chapter of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association, Inc., President (2007-2009) a/k/a  Pensacola Bama Club, Former Chair of the Board of Directors, Registered Agent & Legal Counsel
  • Cordova Park Elementary School Volunteer (2004-2012)
  • Backpack Buddies program with C.A. Weis Elementary School (2010 – present)
  • Career Fair participant at Brown-Barge Middle School (2012, 2013)

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