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Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1984, Patrick Wilson Scholar; Member, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1982-84

Davidson College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1981, Phi Beta Kappa


Blaine Sanders' litigation practice includes commercial, real estate development, intellectual property, employment, and sports and entertainment law, along with asbestos products liability. He has more than 30 years of experience in resolving disputes concerning complex commercial and real estate contracts, either by avoiding or through litigation.

Blaine's sports and entertainment work primarily involves representation of NASCAR owners and drivers in a variety of disputes. Concerning products liability, he served on the team that tried In re Garlock Sealing Techs., LLC, 504 B.R. 71 (W.D.N.C. Bankr. 2014) on behalf of the debtor, which manufactured products containing asbestos.

Blaine currently serves as outside general counsel to Alexander Youth Network, which treats children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. He was formerly the associate general counsel of United Dominion Industries.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Vanderbilt Law School, Board of Advisors, 2013-16
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member of Sports & Entertainment, Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, 2011-16; Chair, 2015-16
  • Robinson Bradshaw Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Edward Rafeedie, U.S. District Court, Central District, California, 1984-85

Community Affiliations

  • Dilworth Little League, Coach, Board of Directors, 1995-2008
  • Center for Community Transitions, Board of Directors
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