Areas of Practice
- Commercial/Residential Real Estate
- Construction Litigation
- Estate Administration
- Estate Litigation
- HOA Disputes
- Land Use/Zoning
- Wills and Trusts
- North Carolina
- University of South Carolina School of Law Columbia, SC
- Juris Doctor 2017
- University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
- Bachelor of Arts 2014
Jillian C.S. Blanchard was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is happy to be practicing law in her hometown. Growing up she enjoyed reading, writing, debating, and public speaking so much that her family always said that she would become a lawyer. By middle school, Jillian knew that was exactly what she wanted to do.
As a teenager, Jillian fell in love with The University of South Carolina and The Fighting Gamecocks. After years of dreaming about being “under a Carolina sky” at Williams-Brice Stadium, Jillian packed her bags and made Columbia, South Carolina her second home. As an undergraduate student, she served as the Professional Development Chair for the pre-law academic fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Southern Studies.
There was never a question where Jillian would attend law school—The University of South Carolina School of Law, of course! As a law student, she served as a Production Editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, and was a member of the Pro Bono Board and Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Jillian also served as President of The Christian Legal Society, where she acquired lifelong friends, and found a deep sense of peace and joy through her faith that continues to inspire her life today.
Jillian focused her legal studies on anything and everything involving dirt and property—construction and land development, real estate transactions, property disputes, land use planning, and estate planning! She interned at Shipman & Wright during summer breaks, and is thankful to have the opportunity to work with the firm’s experienced and talented lawyers and legal staff as a lawyer now.
Jillian married her boyfriend of eight years, William (“Bill”) Blanchard, Jr., at Boone Hall Plantation, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina on October 08, 2017. When she is not practicing law, Jillian enjoys spending time with her husband, her family, and her teacup Chihuahua, Bella Ballou. She is a lover of the great outdoors, who enjoys hunting and fishing, and a diehard SEC college football fan, who never misses a South Carolina game. Jillian’s other interests include fantasy football, bible study, American history, antiques, and bluegrass music.