Founder and Chairman, Blackwell Burke P.A.


Jerry Blackwell is a Best Lawyer in America for products liability defense and a Minority Business Owner of the Year for his firm, Blackwell Burke. Jerry also won a Minnesota Equal Justice Award and founded the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.

Blackwell Burke is an award-winning trial firm that cites diversity as an important part of its success. The firm’s attorneys are members of many diversity organizations and participate in the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firm. 

Joined LCLD 2009 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program 
Fellows nominated:
2015: Jamal Faleel; 2014: Mary S. Young

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014

Annual Meeting (2016) 


Member: Jerry Blackwell 

Diversity Professional: S. Jamal Faleel