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Lance Blankenship

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Mr. Blankenship is a highly experienced employment attorney that represented local businesses and national companies as lead employment counsel in working for a Statewide law firm for more than a decade. He then shifted his focus to assisting employees in the fight against these companies for their employment rights in a large Plaintiff’s firm. Now he brings this experience to you on an individual basis, with more personal contact, and at a truly reasonable cost.

He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Blankenship brings his experience of having overseen the Employment Law Section and cases for a Statewide defense firm to now assist workers and small businesses.

Mr. Blankenship has worked with large public and private entities, in both corporate and insurance defense claims, as well as for individuals, with issues arising out of:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin, sex)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (including accessibility violations and standards)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Texas Commission on Human Rights Act
  • Older Worker’s Benefits Protection Act
  • OSHA investigated industry Claims
  • Nursing & Medical Staff Retaliation Claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • State Unemployment Claims
  • Retaliation for Worker’s Compensation Claims
  • Covenants Not to Compete

As of counsel for Kennard Law, Mr. Blankenship continues to engage in administrative proceedings and litigation, except now he fights for employees’ rights. In his prior practice, Mr. Blankenship has also provided services and engaged in litigation on personal injury, real estate, construction and other professional liability matters.

Mr. Blankenship earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Trinity University and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University. He is a member of the Austin and San Antonio Bar Associations

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. – 2003
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.S. – 1998
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member

Why Hire Kennard Law, P.C.?

Making Things Right For Employees
  • Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law

    Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Personalized Attention

    When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.

  • We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You

    Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers. 

  • Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees

    We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.

  • Cost-Effective and Accessible

    For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.

  • Stellar Reviews

    At Kennard Law, P.C., client satisfaction is of utmost importance. You don't have to take our word for it. Read what past clients have to say here!

5 Star Reviews

Real Stories from Real Clients 
    From the times I meet with Mr. Kennard himself, I could tell he has a real PASSION for what he does, not for his own personal gain, rather for the client and righting the wrong that was suffered.

    “Let me start by saying Alfonso Kennard and his entire law firm, are literally "bull-dogs" in their field. I say that with much respect and reverence towards them all. Right from the start, Mr. Kennard ...”

    - Christopher Recio
    This law firm operates with integrity, professionalism, and really fight for you.

    “5 stars for Kennard Law Firm. Alfonso Kennard, his associates, and the entire team were nothing less than exceptional. This law firm operates with integrity, professionalism, and really fight for you. ...”

    - Pilar Carrillo
    No smoke and mirrors or unrealistic expectations. He leads with integrity and leaves no stone unturned.

    “Kennard Law, P.C. is without a doubt, "One of the best." Without going into details, let's just say 2:0 are very good odds. If faced with employment issues, it's most important to align yourself with ...”

    - Shannon Lewis
    They helped negotiate what I felt was a fair settlement and I am grateful and appreciative for their assistance.

    “I recently engaged Kennard and specifically Lance Blankenship to represent me on a workplace incident after interviewing several firms in the San Antonio area. The team was very knowledgeable about ...”

    - Harvey Goldstein
    These are genuine people and I 10/10 recommend this firm!

    “Mr. Kennard was very attentive in my situation and handled everything calmly reassuring my wife and I through every step! The front office has an amazing staff that is very helpful and friendly, and ...”

    - Joseph Sosa
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