0 Programs with F. Paul Bland, Jr.
F. Paul Bland, Jr., is a Senior Attorney for Public Justice and Of Counsel at Chavez & Gertler. He handles precedent-setting complex civil litigation. Mr. Bland has argued or co-argued and won more than 25 reported decisions from federal and state courts across the nation, including cases in five of the federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and at least one victory in nine different state high courts. He was named the “Vern Countryman” Award winner in 2006 by the National Consumer Law Center, which “honors the accomplishments of an exceptional consumer attorney who, through the practice of consumer law, has contributed significantly to the well-being of vulnerable consumers.” Mr. Bland is a co-author of a book entitled Consumer Arbitration Agreements: Enforceability and Other Issues, and numerous articles. For three years, he was a co-chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He was named the San Francisco Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2002 and Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year in both 2001 and 2009. In 2010, he received the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau’s “Champion of Justice” Award. Prior to coming to Public Justice, he was a plaintiffs’ class action and libel defense attorney in Baltimore. In the late 1980s, he was Chief Nominations Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, and Georgetown University in 1983.