Blair Fazzio

Blair Fazzio

Kanner & Pintaluga
  • Personal Injury, Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida
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Blair M. Fazzio is a Partner at Kanner & Pintaluga. Her practice focuses on overseeing all personal injury and property damage appellate proceedings at the Firm. She handles all types of civil appellate matters, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals in state courts, as well as providing litigation and trial support to preserve the record for appeal.

Blair began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Angel A. Cortiñas at Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Kanner & Pintaluga, she served as lead appellate counsel at the Office of the Assistant Attorney General of Florida where she argued complex appellate matters before both the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida District Courts of Appeal.

Recently, Blair has had a number of favorable published opinions that include: Progressive American Insurance Company v. Corsaro, 345 So. 3d 1281 (Fla. 4th DCA 2022); Werner Enterprises, Inc. v. Sweeney, No. 5D21-857, 2021 WL 4927606 (Fla. 5th DCA 2021); Salazar v. Gomez, 317 So. 3d 170 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021); Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Inc. v. Barnes, 300 So. 3d 1188 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020); Middleton v. Don Asher & Associates, Inc., 262 So. 3d 870 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019); West v. Justiniano, 288 So. 3d 17 (Fla. 2d 2019); Lennon v. McCarthy, No. 4D17-1001 (Fla. 4D Feb. 26, 2018).

Blair received a B.S. from Florida State University and completed her J.D. at the University of Miami graduating with honors. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Florida Justice Association.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Property Damage
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Kanner & Pintaluga
- Current
Senior Appellate Attorney
Kanner & Pintaluga
- Current
Serve as lead appellate attorney in personal injury litigation. Review voluminous records to analyze issues in preparation of appellate merits briefs and certiorari petitions. Read, analyze, and provide up-to-date information on recent Florida jurisprudence. Advise attorneys on pre-trial, trial, and post-verdict motion practice. Provide trial support including preservation of appellate record, dispositive motions, jury selection, evidentiary issues, and the like.
Assistant Attorney General
Florida Office of the Attorney General
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Serve as lead counsel in complex capital first degree murder cases where the death sentence has been imposed. Review voluminous records from the trial court to analyze issues such as motions in limine, jury selection, evidentiary matters, motions for mistrial, objections and preservation arguments as well as Constitutional and statutory issues. Complete extensive legal research to prepare appellate briefs in support of the State’s position. Appear before the Florida Supreme Court for oral argument.
Associate Attorney
Cooney Trybus Kwavnick Peets
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Specialized in appellate practice, including preparation of merits briefs and appellate motions in general commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and bad faith cases. Provided trial support including preservation of appellate record. Prepared memoranda involving consumer class action defense issues.
Associate
Akerman LLP
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Defended individual and class claims against financial services companies. Responsibilities included written discovery, deposition preparation and support, dispositive motions, and trial preparation. Supervised co-counsel response to sensitive discovery issues, including allegations of fraud on the court.
Judicial Law Clerk
Third District Court of Appeal
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Researched case law, statutes, and administrative materials relevant to the legal issues raised by parties on appeal. Wrote advisory memoranda summarizing research and briefing. Prepared draft opinions. Returned during April 2012 through September 2012.
Summer Associate
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
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Prepared memoranda on land development, municipal regulations, code enforcement, gaming rights, municipal liens, foreclosure proceedings, re-zonings, variances, and special exception applications. Drafted ordinances, resolutions, and code enforcement liens enacted in local municipalities. Outlined critical issues for municipal boards. Participated in client meetings, code enforcement hearings, and commission meetings. Prepared property tax appeals for successful reductions in tax assessments. Authored article on Seminole Indian Gaming Compact published in the Gaming Industry Observer.
Education
University of Miami
J.D. | Law
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Grade: Cum laude, Top 20% Activities and societies: Phi Alpha Delta Academic Fraternity; Student Bar Association; Helping Others through Pro Bono Efforts; “Books & Buddies” Community Involvement Project
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Florida State University
B.S. | Political Science and Sociology
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Activities and societies: Honors: Dean’s List; Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society; Activities: Private Community Volunteer: tutored underprivileged elementary school children Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Kanner & Pintaluga
Contact & Map
Kanner & Pintaluga
925 S. Federal Hwy
6th Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Telephone: (800) 586-5555
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