LAW OFFICE OF PAIGE BLACKMON
Paige Blackmon, Attorney & Mediator
Paige graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in History in 1984, and later pursued a legal career at Baylor Law school where from which she graduated in February of 1990. While at Baylor she was a member of Phi Delta Phi, the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society, and won first prize in the Nathan M. Burkan Memorial Competition sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for a paper involving copyright issues which was published in that organization’s Symposium volume that year.
She then began her career in Austin with a full service firm, Bankston Wright and Greenhill. In 1992, she moved to the Metroplex area to be closer to her home town of DeKalb, Texas, near Texarkana, and practiced in a small boutique toxic tort firm. A year later, she went to work at Paul Van Ness and Associates doing insurance defense for six plus years before going solo in May of 1999. The time spent with these firms doing different types of litigation allowed Paige to acquire the jury trial experience necessary to feel comfortable in Texas courtrooms in many counties throughout north and south Texas. Paige moved her residence back to Northeast Texas in Spring 2005, but continues to handle Dallas cases and meets with clients there, and the Northeast Texas area. She handles cases in a number of different counties.
She is a member of:
¨ The State Bar of Texas
¨ The Dallas Bar Association
¨ The Texarkana Bar Association
She is licensed in:
¨ The State of Texas—since 1990
¨ The Northern District of Texas—since 1999
Notwithstanding her current areas of practice, during her career, she has also had experience working on various commercial litigation cases involving toxic torts, infectious disease, consumer law, construction law and contract law. She also has some experience in intellectual property law because of her interest in music.
Paige has done mediation in other areas of the state and is currently offering special prices in the Northeast Texas area both in Family and Civil Law.
She was a member of the faculty at Southeastern Paralegal Institute from 1994-1997 where she taught the core course of Civil Litigation and another course, Medical Investigations. This was an ABA certified school where only applicants with four year degrees were considered for the full array of course work to complete the certification. She also enjoyed working with a local high school mock trial team coaching its members from 1995-1998. More recently, she has been on the Dallas Bar Association’s newsletter, “Headnotes,” committee and has written for that publication. When asked, she also participates in jury consulting work with a prominent Dallas jury consulting firm.
Paige also has been on the stage since she was a child performing in theater and musical productions singing, dancing and playing piano. She also loves to write. While at Baylor she took all of her electives in Music and Theater and has had years of music and dance training. Paige was also a charter member of Baylor Showtime and participated in Baylor’s summer musical productions. In the last few years, she has enjoyed participating in camera acting classes and theater. From time to time she participates in community events with other lawyers in musical events wherein she plays piano and sings. Paige did the choreography and staging for the Park Cities Baptist Church Christmas Program for several years, assisted with the production of the DeKalb 2005-2006 Oktoberfest Shows and the 2005 and 2007 Christmas Shows at the old State Theater in DeKalb, had the lead role in Texarkana Reparatory Theater’s 2006 production in As Bees in Honey Drown , and it’s 2008 production of Blame it on the Movies and is continually working on various artistic projects. This Winter Paige assisted with a local production of Steel Magnolias and sang recently at Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities, “Occasional Thursdays.” She finds her experience in the performing and literary arts helpful in developing and using the communications skills necessary to resolve difficult issues mediation. And of course, theater and on camera work compliment the presentational skills needed by any advocate in any type of case to before a jury.