Suzanne Blankenship

Suzanne Blankenship

Suzanne Blankenship has been practicing law in Pensacola since 1996. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in political science and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alabama. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy. 
 
Suzanne is a member of the Florida Bar and its Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar. She is admitted to practice law before all Florida and Alabama State Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.  Suzanne is also an active member of the North Gulf Coast Chapter of Community Associations Institute, an organization devoted to representing the interests of condominium associations and homeowners’ associations throughout the United States. 
 
Suzanne’s practice is focused on matters involving real estate law. A significant portion of her practice involves serving as legal counsel for numerous condominium and homeowners’ associations throughout Northwest Florida. She has also represented buyers, sellers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions in Florida and Alabama. 

Education

Hamline University School of Law (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

              Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1995
 

The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

              Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), 1991

              Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), The University of Alabama, 1989

Professional Work Experience
  • Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, P.A., 2018-Present
  • Coastal Association Law Group, P.L., 2009-2018
  • McDonald Fleming Moorhead, 1996-2009
Special Qualifications
  • Community Service Award, presented by the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (2013)
  • 40 Under 40 Emerging Business Leaders, presented by the Pensacola Business Journal (2006)
  • Law School Recognition Award for Excellence in Employment Law, given by Labor and Employment Section of Minnesota State Bar Association (1995)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy (1994-95)
Court Admissions
  • The Florida Bar (1996)
  • Alabama State Bar (1997)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (1997)
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (Executive Council and Program Chair 2005-2007)
  • The Florida Bar (Member Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)
    • Emerald Sponsor of CAI’s North Gulf Coast Chapter
    • Membership Committee (2018-Present)
    • Presenter at CAI’s Legal Update Seminars for Licensed Community Association Managers
    • Presenter at CAI’s monthly meetings on topics of interest to community associations
  • Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes - Approved education provider for condominium and homeowners’ association board member certification class (January 2015 - Present)
Civic and Community Involvement
  • Escambia County School District, Volunteer
    • C.A. Weis Elementary School
      • Backpack Buddies weekend meal program (2010 – present)
    • Booker T. Washington High School
      • Co-Chair, Project Graduation (2017)
      • Lacrosse Booster Club Co-Treasurer (2017-Present)
      • Varsity Volleyball Team Representative (2015-2016)
      • JV Volleyball Team Representative (2014)
    • Brown-Barge Middle School
      • Career Fair participant (2012-2013)
    • Cordova Park Elementary School
      • Reading Tutor, Classroom Volunteer (2004-2012)
    • Justice Teaching, School Resource Volunteer
    • Law Advisory Council, Pensacola High School’s Dr. Sarah J. Ussery Law & Public Service Academy
  • Chain Reaction, Chair, Board of Directors (2008-2010), Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2007-08); Program Sponsor
  • Leadership Pensacola Class of 2003 (Former Curriculum Committee and Community Overview Day Co-Chair)
  • Pensacola Bama Club (The Pensacola Chapter of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association, Inc.), President (2007-2009), Former Chair of the Board of Directors
  • IMPACT 100 (2007-2009)
  • First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, Member and Youth Volunteer

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