John T. Blankenship Attorney at Law
John T. Blankenship, Attorney at Law, has offices in Franklin and Sparta, Tennessee where he practices in the areas of commercial law, including construction and real estate litigation, and arbitration and mediation. Mr. Blankenship has been a member of the American Arbitration Association’s mediation and arbitration panels since 1987 and serves on the AAA’s Master Mediator Panel. He is an approved mediator under Rule 31 of the Tennessee Supreme Court and has served as mediator or arbitrator in hundreds of commercial and construction cases, including multi-party, complex construction disputes in several different states, and is the only arbitrator in Tennessee to be elected to the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Blankenship is a Charter Member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel and is a frequent speaker and published author on construction law, mechanics lien law, alternative dispute resolution and ethics. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College Of Law and his LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the University Of Missouri School Of Law.
Mr. Blankenship served two terms on the Board of Directors for the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He is a member of numerous other professional organizations, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law in Dispute Resolution at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, TN. He has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in America’s Best Lawyers in ADR and Construction Law.
Four adult children: Katie, Ben, Joe, and Molly.
One granddaughter: Margot
Hobbies: Musician, song writer and vocalist; musical theatre.
Former Board Member, Rutherford County Center for the Arts
Former Board Member, Salvation Army
Founder, Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association Legal Clinic
Former President. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands