Blanford, Kristen B.

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Kristen Blanfords’s practice is devoted to defending professionals and organizations, construction law, products liability and professional malpractice defense.

Representative Experience


Handled fast-food restaurant class action and resolved all claims and wrongful death for a minimal amount. Favorably resolved a multi-million dollar default judgment against a third party administrator’s insureds and subsequent bad faith suit for the cost of defense. Obtained defense verdict, for insurer, in low-impact collision, where the Plaintiff’s alleged damages were fraudulently high.

Represented insurance agent/agency in deductible dispute that resulted in a minimal settlement. Defended homebuilder’s construction company against homeowner’s frivolous construction defect suit and obtained dismissal. Mediated to resolution an independent school district’s construction defect suit against subcontractor.

Bar AdmissionsState Bar of Texas – 1996
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas



Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990.
Juris Doctor Degree from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio School of Law in 1996.

Awards and Recognitions

Selected as a "Texas Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2007


State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

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