Long motivated by a desire to see justice served through proper application of the law, Daniel F. “Frank” Blanchard, III is actively involved in civil trial work with emphasis in employment, civil rights, personal injury, consumer law, business litigation, and probate, estate, and trust cases.

Frank attended Greenville’s Furman University, where he was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and received the Furman Scholar and Kennedy Foundation Scholarships. During his subsequent studies at the University of South Carolina School of Law, he was named to the Order of the Coif, the Order of the Wig and Robe, and the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. He also earned the American Jurisprudence Award for highest class average in Evidence. In addition, Frank served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal and received the Journal’s Outstanding Service Award.

Frank has published numerous articles about trade and workplace legal matters and delivered lectures on employment law, interference with contracts, business relations, workplace violence issues, the South Carolina “Lemon Law,” motor vehicle warranties, legal drafting, and residential apartment management.  He maintains the highest professional rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

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  • Represented a real estate developer in settling a breach of contract lawsuit against its joint venture partner based on claim that partner tried to secretly sell the partnership property and assets to a third party, while wrongfully excluding our client.
  • Represented clients in probate litigation involving who was entitled to receive the decedent’s collection of valuable German artwork, sculptures, and other tangible personal property which had belonged to the decedent’s family from the early to mid-1900s. The Probate Court ruled that our clients were to receive the personal property by virtue of an informal “separate writing” which the decedent had created on his computer shortly before his death and which he referenced in his will.
  • Former Member, House of Delegates, Ninth Circuit Delegate
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2020-2021 (Estate and Trust Litigation)

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2015-2021* (Employment Law – Individuals)

(Litigation – Trusts and Estates)

  • Selected as Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Employment Law – Individuals, 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, S.C.
    • Employment Law – Individuals, 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, S.C.
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, S.C.
  • Super Lawyers 2020 Estate and Trust Litigation



  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Furman University (B.A., Political Science, 1989)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1992)