Passion for Service: Jimmy Blalock (JD ’09)

Jimmy Blalock (JD ’09) believes that the people of Chapman University are what set it apart from other institutions. They represent a rare combination of intelligence, passion and talent, which is part of what drew him to serve as president of Chapman’s Alumni Association from 2013 to 2016.

Blalock’s love of people helped lead him to become an attorney. He started his career in public relations and quickly realized it wasn’t for him. He found his calling after enrolling in the Dale E. Fowler School of Law in part because his best friend encouraged him to apply.

Today he is a partner at Davidson and Czuleger, LLP, a highly respected firm in workers’ compensation law.

“I absolutely love this fast-paced, client-oriented field,” Blalock said.

He looks forward to helping the firm grow while keeping its identity as a “small, client-first firm.”

Blalock and his wife, Janae, take pride as newly minted residents of Orange. They enjoy an active lifestyle, full of half-marathons and obstacle-course races.

Blalock stays active with his alma mater, too. He serves on the University’s Board of Governors, the Law School Alumni Advisory Board and the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

“The University has given me not only my education, but more importantly my friends,” he said. “The same familial environment (alumni) loved while attending is still ever-present.”

This story appeared in the fall 2017 issue of Chapman Magazine.

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