Robert P. Blasco graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Law School and clerked for the Maryland trial courts. He has practiced law in Alaska since 1977 in all of the Judicial Districts in the Alaska state courts, the Alaska Supreme Court, in the Federal District Court for Alaska, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Before joining the firm in 1988, Mr. Blasco served as a Supervising Attorney for the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, as a State Assistant Public Defender and as a State Assistant District Attorney. In these positions, Mr. Blasco conducted class action litigation and many jury trials, including trials as long as eight months.
Mr. Blasco offers diverse experience in trial work, appellate representation and litigation. His clients and cases involve business and contract concerns and litigation, construction claims and disputes, product liability and personal injury defense, defense of employers, representation and defense of school districts, medical centers and hospitals and representation of Alaska Native Corporations in state and federal court. Mr. Blasco has served as trial counsel for the state of Alaska in constitutional challenges to state statues and in the defense of state agencies.
In addition to his general litigation practice, Mr. Blasco represents many of the Small Southeast Alaska municipalities as their Municipal Attorney for municipal matters and in defending the municipalities in litigation. He has served in that capacity for several of the municipalities since 1992.
Mr. Blasco teaches trial advocacy and deposition programs as a member of the National Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has taught on several occasions at the national trial advocacy session in Colorado, on a regular basis in Chicago and Los Angeles and by invitation in New Zealand. In addition to trial advocacy and deposition programs, Mr. Blasco has taught programs related to expert witnesses and mediation.
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Alaska, 1990-1992. Assistant District Attorney, State of Alaska, Juneau ad Ketchikan, 1984-1988. Partner, Keene Currall & Blasco, Ketchikan, Alaska, April 1983-April 1984. Assistant Public Defender Ketchikan, July 1980-March 1983. Supervising Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Ketchikan, June 1979-July 1980. Staff Attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Juneau and Sitka, August 1977-May 1979.
International Society of Barristers.