Joe Blackhurst is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. Joe represents national and multinational clients in complex litigation involving individual and class actions, employment, banking and finance, and mass torts and environmental claims. His work also includes litigating class claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 as well as defending clients who are the subject of government investigations and enforcement actions.

Joe graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. In law school, Joe served as a legal intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Danny Julian Boggs in the United States Sixth Circuit. While in law school, Joe also worked at a boutique Chicago law firm where his focus was litigating antitrust class actions.


University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude

Columbia College Chicago, BA
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  • Illinois


  • US District Court for the Western District of Michigan