2004-2015 Super Lawyer of the Year Award
For 10 years in a row James E. Blatt has been voted by his peers as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers. Considered among the best in their profession, Super Lawyers represent the top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Southern California.
2005 Jerry Gielser Trial Attorney of the Year Memorial Award
Criminal Courts Bar Association JERRY GIESLER AWARD
“…in recognition of his outstanding skill, dedication, and perseverance in representing clients in trial. His commitment to the highest principles of the Criminal Justice System sets an example for all.”
Criminal Courts Bar Association recognizes James Blatt and his achievements as a trial attorney with this year’s Jerry Giesler Memorial Award. His tenacity and meticulous preparation, coupled with the creative use of innovative strategies, have led to remarkable results, many in the past year alone.
2005 Los Angeles County District Attorney
Commendation (Re: Jerry Giesler Trial Award)
James E. Blatt is hearby honored for his contributions to the Criminal Justice System and is commended for receiving the 2005 Jerry Giesler Memorial Award from the Criminal Courts Bar Association.
2002 San Fernando Valley Business Journal
James Blatt knows a good case when he sees it. After more than 30 years as a criminal defense attorney, Blatt has built himself a reputation as one of the area’s best.
2002 City of Los Angeles Commendation
James E. Blatt, we honor your selection as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in the greater San Fernando Valley. Congratulations on the honor bestowed upon you by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Thank you for your extraordinary commitment and unwavering service to the legal profession and to the City of Los Angeles.
1999 Criminal Court Trial Lawyer Award (Re: U.S. v. Bajakajian)
Criminal Courts Bar Association presents this award to James E. Blatt for his many courtroom triumphs and particularly for his historic and brilliant victory before the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Bajakajian.
1998 California Lawyer of the Year California Lawyer Magazine, December
California Lawyer Magazine named James Blatt “Top California Lawyer of the Year” for his unprecedented victory in the U.S. v. Bajakajian (1998) 84 S Ct 2028.
1998 Presidents Award Criminal Courts Bar Association
James E. Blatt is this year’s recipient of the President’s Award for his most notable victory before the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Bajakajian.
1998 Bar Notes Article
Bar Notes, a publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, honors James E. Blatt for his many wins in the courtroom, including his win on a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court.
1998 San Fernando Valley Bar Professional Achievement Award
San Fernando Valley Bar Association awards James E. Blatt the professional achievement award in recognition for his efforts in preserving our constitutional rights in United States v. Bajakajian.
1994 County of Los Angeles Commendation
“In recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County.”
In appreciation and recognition of your dedicated service for over two years as a member of the City Attorney’s Office Criminal Panel. Thanking you for your contributions to the Criminal Justice System and extending best wishes for your future endeavors.
San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association 1993-94
David Berman Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association awards the 1993-94 David Berman Trial Lawyer of the Year honoring James E. Blatt in recognition of your relentless efforts on behalf of your clients.
1985 Assembly Resolution
Resolved by the State Senate Rules Committee, that the members take great pleasure in honoring and commending James E. Blatt on his exemplary record of service as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, applaud his outstanding display of professional and civic leadership and responsibility, and extend best wishes for continued success in his future endeavors.
1985 County of Los Angeles Commendation
Resolved by the Assembly Rules Committee, that James E. Blatt be honored and commended on his outstanding record of service as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. In addition, we extend best wishes for continued success in his future endeavors.
February 27, 1985, City Council of Los Angeles Resolution
“Now, therefore be it resolved that the city council of the city of Los Angeles, by adoption of the resolution, congratulates James E. Blatt upon his retirement as 1984-85 President of San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association and for his exceptional service to this distinguished organization, commends this extraordinary attorney and community leader for his dedication and professionalism in supporting and enhancing our judicial system and in generously serving the needs of his community and wishes him continued happiness and much success in all his future endeavors.”
February 21, 1985, Congressional Record – House of Representatives
Tribute to James Blatt by the Hon. Howard L. Berman of California, honoring James Blatt as he leaves office as President of the San Fernando Criminal Bar Association. The tribute recognizes James Blatt not only for his achievements as President of the Bar Association, but also for his achievements as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, and as President of the board of directors of Cry Help, a narcotics rehabilitation program in the San Fernando Valley.
1985 Congressional Record
Recognizing James E. Blatt for his outstanding achievement
Mr. Berman. Mr. Speaker. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a close friend and a respected constituent as he leaves the presidency of the San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association.
In addition to his unselfish contribution to the bar association, Jim served 3 years as a deputy district attorney and has been active in many community projects.
However, I think the most striking example of Jim’s character-and one of the reasons I hold him in such admiration-is the concern he has shown for the youth in our community. From 1978 through 1979 he was president of the board of directors of Cry Help, a narcotics rehabilitation program. During that period he also found time to work as a member of the field operations staff for specialty youth programs.
Today I have the honor of expressing my sincere affection and admiration for a man that deserves the profound gratitude of his community. I ask the Members to join the San Fernando Criminal Bar Association in expressing their appreciation and wishing Jim Blatt great and continued success.
House of Representatives
Vol. 131 Tribute to Jim Blatt No. 17
Hon. Howard L. Berman Of California
in the House of Representatives
Thursday, February 21, 1985