Cameron Jane Blazer, Esq.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

I am available to consult on individual cases and provide consultative services to other lawyers seeking assistance with complex federal criminal issues. For more information on my private practice, please contact the Blazer Law Firm.

EDUCATIONJ.D. 2007 – Charleston School of Law
GPA: 3.61 ▫ Rank: 8 of 187
magna cum laude, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
Articles Editor, Charleston Law Review ▫ 1L Moot Court Champion
Teaching Fellow ▫ Interscholastic Moot Court Team
Merit Scholarship ▫ Forensic ClubB.Ar.Sc. 1997 – University of South Carolina, Interdisciplinary Studies
GPA: 3.78
magna cum laude, with Honors from South Carolina Honors College
Phi Beta Kappa
William Mould Scholarship
EXPERIENCEAttorney, Blazer Law Firm, 3/1/2016 – present
Own and manage private practice law firm devoted exclusively to criminal defense and complex litigation consulting.

Associate Attorney, Savage Law Firm, 1/2014 – 3/2016
Manage large caseload of clients facing serious state and federal felony prosecution, coordinating staff and independent experts and treatment providers, using a team-based approach to ensure optimal results at trial, the fairest sentences, and the most favorable appellate review.

Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of South Carolina, 9/2009-present
Represent indigent defendants in federal court from case inception to resolution, including all preliminary hearings, written and oral motions, plea hearings, probation hearings, trials, appeals to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and petitions to the Supreme Court of the United States.Writer & Designer, cottage-industrialist.com, 11/2008-present
Write, design, and market website devoted to maintaining a homemade lifestyle in the digital age. Grow traffic to approximately 150,000 unique annual visitors. Obtain coverage from leading media outlets, including AP, Huffington Post, Design*Sponge, and Apartment Therapy.

Adjunct Professor, Charleston School of Law, 8/2010-12/2011
Teach legal writing, research, and oral advocacy methods to first-year law students; coach trial advocacy team.

Assistant Public Defender, Charleston County, 7/2008-9/2009
Represent indigent defendants in Court of General Sessions from case inception to trial-level resolution.

Associate, Carlock Copeland & Stair, 8/2007-7/2008
Defend design, construction, and accounting professionals; participate in securities litigation and immigration appeals; provide insurance coverage analysis and advice.

Academic Advisor & Director of Publications, SC Honors College, 9/2002-8/2004
Mentor Honors College Students in developing programs of study; publish three periodical titles; coordinate Undergraduate Research Day.

Independent Project Manager, 7/2000-9/2002
Oversee software design and development for projects translating GIS and market research data to print output; oversee web projects teams in development of community engagement and patient medical record software.

Content Editor & Software Engineer, BizBuyer.com, 6/1999-7/2000
Produce buying guides to business goods and services; design and code web-based business marketplace, including front-end tools and back-end data models.

Process Analyst, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), 5/1997-1/1999
Develop and implement financial data management and analysis software for multistate, publicly held utilities.

HONORS,
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015-2016
Liberty Fellowship, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Class of 2013
Public Interest Fellowship, American Constitution Society, 2010South Carolina Supreme Court, admitted 2007
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, admitted 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, admitted 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, admitted 2007
Charleston Bar Association, 2007-presentAmerican Constitution Society
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
PUBLIC SERVICE
Current:
Law School for Non-Lawyers
Regional Chair, Jefferson Awards Foundation

Past:
Voter protection legal services in South Carolina and Georgia, Obama for America
Board of Directors, PURE Theatre
Vice President, Charleston School of Law Alumni Association
Instructor, SC Bar’s Law School for Non-Lawyers