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Remembering NCAJ Founder Charlie Blanchard

March 11, 2021

Charles Blanchard, the last living founder of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, died Wednesday, leaving a legacy of kindness that equaled his commitment to justice, one that resonates throughout North Carolina and beyond. “It was the honor of a lifetime to be law partners with him,” said Philip Miller, who practiced with Blanchard for 26 years. “But his friendship was even more important. He loved this organization more than anything and devoted much of his life to it. We would not be the strong, influential organization we are today without his guidance and leadership.” Blanchard was among the small group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who joined forces in 1962 to form the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers as an affiliate of what was then the National Association of Claimaints and Compensation Attorneys. Read more about Blanchard’s life and legacy here.