Karl Blanchard

Areas of Competence:

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Construction, Contracts, Employment, Insurance, Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability / Malpractice, Real Property


Professional Experience:

Karl W. Blanchard, Jr. practices primarily in medical malpractice defense, commercial and banking law, and insurance defense litigation.

He was elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1993, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served on the Executive Board of both the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.

Karl has lectured frequently regarding discovery, and federal practice for Continuing Legal Education courses, and has served as an instructor at the MODL Trial Academy. He has also been published in the MoBarCLE “Black Book” series regarding injunctions, settlements and evidentiary issues. He is a member of Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association and Jasper County Bar Association.

Karl received his A.B. from Westminster College in 1970 and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1973.


Professional Affiliations:





  • Missouri (1973)



  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1993


Joplin, MO

Available for Service

6 Alaris Office Locations

ST. LOUIS (Headquarters)

711 North 11th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63101

(800) 280-3376
Trena Hutchins
Scheduling Manager


3095 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Paula Bouge
Scheduling Coordinator


2511 Broadway Bluffs, Suite 201
Columbia, MO 65201

(800) 280-3376
Jessica Gifford
Scheduling Coordinator


1608 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

(800) 280-3376
Samantha Liechty
Senior Scheduling Coordinator


2422 East Madrid Street
Springfield, MO 65804

(800) 280-3376
Mia Jackson
Scheduling Coordinator


15 South Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

(800) 280-3376
Shelly Livengood
Scheduling Coordinator