Dioscoro A. “Andy” Blanco

Andy is a litigation associate who works in the Santa Fe, NM office of Hinkle Shanor LLP.  He works on a broad range of cases including utility regulation, corporate disputes, construction litigation, private arbitrations and mediations, oil and gas matters, employment litigation, civil appeals, medical cannabis regulation and litigation, insurance defense, and toxic torts.

In 2018, he graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, VA, where he served on the law review as a staff writer and lead online editor.  While in law school, he represented coal miners and their widows seeking federal black lung benefits and worked on a real estate investment team.  Andy is a graduate of St. John’s College’s distinctive great books program, which features a challenging, all-required curriculum.

Prior to joining Hinkle Shanor full-time in 2018, he served as a summer law clerk for the firm in 2017 and completed several litigation-focused internships during his college and law school years.

Past Employment

  • Litigation Associate – Hinkle Shanor LLP, since 2018
  • Student Caseworker – Washington and Lee Law School Black Lung Legal Clinic, 2017-2018
  • Law Clerk – Hinkle Shanor LLP, 2017
  • Law Clerk – Alex Levay PLLC, 2016
  • Lead Online Editor and Staff Writer – Washington and Lee Law Review, 2016-2018

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • 2018 J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Washington and Lee University Law Review
    • Staff writer and Lead Online Editor, 2016 – 2018
  • St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • 2015 B.A.
    • Majors: Philosophy and History of Mathematics and Science
    • Minors: Classics and Comparative Literature
    • G.P.A. 3.88

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico State Bar, 2018
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • New Mexico Bar Association
Andy has presented on New Mexico oil and gas law to out-of-state audiences