Johnny R. Blassingame

Johnny BlassingamePartner

Phone (405) 272-9221
Fax (405) 236-3121
Email [email protected]

Assistant Kristi Riera
Email [email protected]

Johnny Blassingame’s practice focuses on representation of insurers, third party administrators, brokers, service warranty associations, producers, and adjusters in both civil litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Blassingame manages the firm's litigation practice throughout Oklahoma and Texas in both federal and state court. He also counsels insurers and other entities on a broad spectrum of legal matters, including both state and federal regulatory compliance.

 

Mr. Blassingame grew up in Tuscola, Texas, graduating from Jim Ned High School in 1998.  He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude.  After college, Mr. Blassingame attended the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law and began his career with Kerr, Irvine, Rhodes & Ables as a summer law clerk after the conclusion of his first year of law school in 2004.  He worked for the firm throughout the remainder of his law school career until he graduated in 2006.  Mr. Blassingame joined the firm as an associate in September of 2006 and became a partner in March of 2014.

 

Since joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Blassingame has successfully represented the firm’s clients in a wide variety of civil disputes ranging from first party bad faith cases to multi-defendant federal class actions. Having both trial and appellate practice experience enables him to evaluate client's cases and give them the in-depth analysis they need to make informed decisions. He also regularly advises insurers on risk mitigation in an effort to minimize their litigation.

In addition to managing the firm’s litigation practice, Mr. Blassingame counsels the firm’s clients on a wide range of topics including contract drafting and interpretation, regulatory compliance and trademark filings.

 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • General Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Transactional
  • Insurance Regulatory Law

Experience

  • Clerkship, Kerr, Irvine, Rhodes & Ables 2004-2006
  • Associate, Kerr, Irvine, Rhodes & Ables 2006-2014
  • Partner, Kerr, Irvine, Rhodes & Ables 2014-Present 

Education

  • Jim Ned High School, Tuscola , TX, 1998
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., History, Cum Laude, 2002
  • University of Oklahoma, J.D., 2006

Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division

Recognition:

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2014 and 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®

Court Memberships

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court, (2006 to present)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western District of Oklahoma, (2006-to present)
  • Texas Supreme Court, (2011-to present)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas (2012 to present)