Frank Edel Blanco is a 3L law student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Frank will be graduating this month to pursue a career within the practice of labor and employment law. He worked in the Florida Senate for approximately three years (2009-2012), representing the citizens of the former 14th Senatorial district (Gainesville and the surrounding north Florida area) starting out as a legislative assistant in charge of research and constituent outreach before ultimately being promoted to the position of chief of staff during his final year. Following the 2012 primary election, he moved to Orlando permanently to pursue a law degree.
As a law student in central Florida, Mr. Blanco has come to realize the importance and abundance of employment-related disputes especially in Orlando, a transient and tourist town. This means that with high and low seasons, many employers will seek out at-will or temporary employees to meet the demand of a given season. Frank enjoys reading and discussing disputes between employers and their employees while seeing the nuances that are required to resolve these issues through mediation, ADR, or if necessary, trial. This self-described “thoughtful” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye
Hidden Talent: Math
Favorite Movie: “Back to the Future”
Dream Vacation: Japan
Midnight Snack: Turtle Tracks Ice Cream