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A Columbia native, Jeff Blaylock attended both college and law school at the University of Missouri in Columbia.  While in law school, he clerked at FPB.  After practicing for four years with a large firm in Kansas City, Jeff returned home to Columbia and to Ford, Parshall & Baker.

Mr. Blaylock has extensive experience with litigating cases. He regularly defends individuals and companies in many different types of cases, including personal injury, employment discrimination,  and actions against law enforcement officers and municipalities.


Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Federal and state defense litigation in the following areas
  • Insurance defense
  • Civil rights
  • Employment
Litigation Percentage
  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1986
  • University of Missouri School of Law
    • o J.D. - 1986
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • o Bachelors of Science, Business Administration - 1983
  • Repeat presenter on Employment Discrimination issues, Council on Education in Management
  • Repeat presenter for inhouse seminars for private and public employers
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • AV rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Alpha Tau Omega