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Russell M. Blain


Current Position

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.
110 East Madison Street
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33602-4700

Tel: 813-229-0144
Fax: 813-229-1811

Class: XVIII (2007)Circuit: Eleventh


Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude (1974)
University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (1977)
Senior Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review

Professional Career

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. (1985-present)
Jacobs, Robbins & Gaynor, P.A. (1981-85)
Blain & Cone, P.A. (1978-81)
Gibbons, Tucker, McEwen, Smith, Cofer & Taub (1977-78)


The Florida Bar: Business Law Section: Chair (2008-09); Secretary/Treasurer (2006-07); Chair, Legislation Committee (2005-06); Chair, Bankruptcy-UCC Committee (2002-03); Executive Council (1997-)
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association: President (1999-00); Chair (2000-01)
Hillsborough County Bar Foundation: President (2010-12); Trustee (2004-)
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Faculty (2013-14)
Ferguson-White American Inn of Court: President (2011-12); Counselor (2009-10); Treasurer (1995-09)
University of Florida College of Law: Alumni Council (1994-10)
University of Tampa, Board of Fellows (2000-07)
American Bar Association: Business Law Section: Business Bankruptcy Committee: Vice Chair, Webinar Subcommittee (2012-)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Commercial Law League of America
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Fifth International Bankruptcy and Insolvency Symposium, Freiburg, Germany, Faculty and Steering Committee (2005)


"Hands Across the Border: Court-to-Court Communications in International Insolvency Cases," with Stephen R. Leslie and Amy Denton Harris; Stetson University College of Law Fifth International Symposium on Bankruptcy 2005
"The Personal Injury Defendant as a Debtor in Bankruptcy," with C. Timothy Corcoran, III, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Feb 2000
"When Legal Worlds Collide: The Personal Injury Plaintiff Files Bankruptcy," with C. Timothy Corcoran, III, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Dec 1999
"Lien Rights and Construction Lending: Responsibilities and Liabilities in Florida," 29 University of Florida Law Review 411 1977


Listed in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite,
Listed in Florida SuperLawyers Top 100, (2008-)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (2001-)
Listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business: The Client's Guide, (2004-)
University of Florida Law Review: Gertrude Brick Law Apprentice Prize, (1978)
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Douglas P. McClurg Professionalism Award (June 2018)