The Blanco Law Firm, LLC

Pablo N. Blanco

Pablo N. Blanco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1965. He is head of a general practice law firm in Montclair, New Jersey, concentrating his practice in family law, workers compensation, social security disability, and civil appeals. Mr. Blanco is currently Adjunct Professor of Legal Practice at Seton Hall Law School, teaching the required legal writing course to first year law students; he was previously, for six years, Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School in the Legal Analysis Writing and Research Skills program, and for eleven years, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School in the Legal Research and Writing Program.  He is also a contributing author to Lexis/Nexis Practice Guide, New Jersey Workers Compensation.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, the Passaic County Bar Association and the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish.


      RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL, Newark, New Jersey,  JD May 1993

      RUTGERS GRADUATE SCHOOL, Newark, New Jersey, MA in History, May 2004

      RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, New Jersey, BA January 1989

Bar Admissions:

       Member of the New Jersey, Connecticut and Colorado Bars.

Mr. Blanco has argued before the Appellate Division and the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Published cases: Rowe v. Mazel Thirty, 209 N.J. 35 (2012); Kocanowski v. Township of Bridgewater, 237 N.J. 3 (2019); Lechler v. 303 Sunset Avenue Codo. Assoc. 452 N.J. Super 574 (App. Div. 2017); Welsh v. Board of Trs. of the Police & Firemen's Ret. Sys. 443 N.J. Super 367 (App. Div. 2016); Moran v. Board of Trs. of the Police & Firemen's Ret. Sys., 438 N.J. Super. 346 (App. Div. 2014); Bellino v. Verizon Wireless, 435 N.J. Super. 85 (App. Div. 2014); Chiarello v. Board of Trs. of the Public Employees Ret. Sys., 429 N.J. Super. 194 (App. Div. 2012); Sellers v. Board of Trs. of the Police & Firemen's Ret. Sys., 399 N.J. Super. 51 (App. Div. 2008); Gilleece v. Township of Union, 2010 WL 1957596 (D.N.J 2010); Vandegrift v. Bowen, 2009 WL 1913412 (D.N.J 2009); Phillips v. Metlife Auto & Home, 378 N.J.Super. 101 (App. Div. 2005); Jackson v. Township of Montclair, 2012 WL 2579524 (App. Div. 2012); Wright v. Pritchard Industries, Inc., 2011 WL 847982 (App. Div. 2011); Espinal v. Ragland, 2010 WL 289105 (App. Div. 2010); Husbands v. Harvest of Hope Family Services Network, 2007 WL 1412193 (App. Div. 2007). 

Rowe v. Mazel Thirty
Police Officer was a licensee, and thus, entitled to warning of dangers of which owner of vacant apartment building should have been aware and which officer would not have intuited.
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Lechler v. 303 Sunset Avenue Condo. Assoc.
Condo association owed duty of care to maintain common areas free of dangerous conditions and that duty extended to residents of the condominium building regardless of their characterization as licensees or invitees.
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Moran v. PFRS
Firefighter who rescued two people from a burning building by kicking in a reinforced front door and was permanently disabled as a result entitled to an accidental disability pension because the incident was undesigned and unexpected and so qualified as a traumatic event within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 43:16A-7.
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Bellino v. Verizon Wireless
All elements of workers compensation anti-fraud provision must be proven by competent evidence for a motion to dismiss to prevail on those grounds.
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Chiarello v. PERS
Retirement application is governed by law existing at the time application is submitted, rather than at time it is ruled upon, so multiple member could retire from one position while remaining Mayor.
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Sellers v. PFRS
Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System had equitable power to allow firefighter enrollment even though his age exceeded 35.
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Espinal v. Ragland
Diagnosis of radiculopathy by NCV/EMG testing sufficient to meet the permanent injury standard of the verbal threshold.
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Pendola v. Milenio Express, Inc.
Taxi cab driver who owned his own vehicle and retained his fares was employee of taxi cab dispatch company for purposes of workers compensation.
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Jennifer Borja, Of counsel

Jennifer Borja is of counsel to the firm and lends her experience in the area of immigration law.  As an immigrant and a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, Ms. Borja shares and understands her clients' journey, hard work and perseverance to secure the American dream of having a better life for their family.  Ms. Borja specializes in all aspects of Immigration & Nationality Law. She has successfully assisted clients in obtaining family-based green cards, employment-based green cards, and citizenships.  In addition, she has also prepared numerous non-immigrant visa petitions.  Ms. Borja is fluent in Tagalog and is knowledgeable in Spanish.


      NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, New York, New York,  JD May 2005

      RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, New Jersey, BS May 2002

Bar Admissions:

       Member of the New Jersey and New York Bars.