Hon. Theodore (Ted) A. Blanton

  • Attorney
Salisbury, NC

Ted Blanton was born in Albemarle, NC and raised in Salisbury. He received his B.A. from Saint John's College in Annapolis, MD in 1975. and law degree from Georgetown University in 1981. After working on the staff of the U.S. Senate he returned to Salisbury to practice, beginning in 1984.

Ted served as a Rowan County District Court Judge (19C) for eight years (1994-2002) and then returned to private practice. His primary areas of practice include criminal defense law, motor vehicle offenses, personal injury litigation, civil litigation, and real property law. Ted also prepares wills and other estate planning documents and handles real estate closings.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Property Law
  • Wills & Estates

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1984


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1981
  • St John's College, Annapolis, Maryland
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1975
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State of North Carolina District Court, District 19C, Judge, 1994 to 2002
  • Blanton & Blanton, Attorney, 1990 to 1994
  • Private Practice, 1977 to 1994
  • United States Senate, Legislative Assistant, 1977 to 1983