Orlando L. Blanco

Derek S. Wilczynski

BLANCO WILCZYNSKI, PLLC was founded in 1996 by Orlando L. Blanco, and is a full-service litigation firm providing specialized, aggressive, and personalized legal services to all of its clients – no matter how large or small. We are known for our creative ability to navigate complex legal matters, our formidable advocacy of court cases, and our unwavering dedication to the best interests of our clients. We stake our reputation on ensuring our clients receive the most favorable legal and ethical outcomes possible.

Our clients hail from a broad sector of industry, including risk insurers, insurance brokers and agents, third-party administrators, health care providers, emergency medical service (EMS) providers, transportation companies, and product manufacturers. We understand their need for unique expertise and personalized service.

The firm also represents individuals, in criminal matters, including DUI Defense and we have had great success at trial and negotiating with state and federal prosecutors. Our expertise in drunk driving defense, including issues related to the administration of breath tests, chemical test rights, and use of the BAC Datamaster means successful outcomes for our clients in this often confusing and complex legal field.

Our insurance defense work has won us national recognition. We are approved counsel for a number of large national insurance carriers and third-party administrators. Our attorneys provide counsel on regulatory oversight issues, develop complex contracts, and assist in designing highly specialized insurance programs based on research of insurance-related issues in Michigan and nationally.

In the business sector, we have successfully represented clients in employment matters, licensure actions, identity theft, and copyright infringement, among others. We have secured a high number of favorable outcomes in court for individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies.

We have distinguished ourselves with our appellate practice, having won several high-profile appeals, in both civil and criminal jurisprudence. The firm is affiliated with renowned appellate attorney Lincoln Herweyer in order to provide our clients with expertise in this area.

Our pledge is representation guided by our core principles. Each and every client deserves our unwavering attention, the best possible analysis of their case, and legal representation that is unsurpassed in every aspect. Should your case go to court, we will advocate on your behalf to the full extent of the law.

Emergency Medical Service

  • Alliance Mobile Health
  • American Medical Response
  • Brighton Area Fire Authority
  • Community Care Ambulance
  • Delta Township Fire Department
  • Envision Healthcare
  • Huron Valley Ambulance/Emergent Health Partners
  • Kent County Emergency Medical Services
  • Lapeer County EMS
  • Life EMS Inc.
  • LifeCare Ambulance Service
  • Marshall Area Fire Fighters
  • Medic 1 Ambulance
  • MedStar Ambulance, Inc.
  • Promed Ambulance
  • Reading Emergency Unit #1
  • Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service (SMCAS)
  • Star E.M.S.
  • Stat Emergency Medical Services
  • Superior Air-Ground Ambulance, Inc.
  • Tri-Township Ambulance Service
  • Washtenaw/Livingston MCA

Health Care Organizations

  • Alliance Home Health Care
  • Acclaim Home Health Care
  • Hospice of Lenawee Inc.
  • Hospice of Michigan
  • MD Content
  • National Nursing Association
  • Seasons Hospice
  • Society of Michigan EMS Instructors & Coordinators (SMEMSIC)
  • West Houston ENT & Sleep Center

Insurance Regulation & Program Design

  • AmTrust
  • cynoSure Financial, Inc.
  • Virginia Surety Company

Internet Copyright Protection

  • CSID

Insurers & Third Party Administrators

  • ACE
  • American Alternative Insurance Company
  • Arch Insurance Group
  • Charter Warranty
  • Colony Insurance Company
  • Comp One Administrators Inc
  • Crawford & Company
  • Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Company
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • Glatfelter Claims Management, Inc.
  • GLI Corporate
  • The Hartford
  • Hartford Specialty Risk Services
  • Markel Insurance Company
  • Reliance Insurance Company
  • SCCI
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Selective Insurance Management
  • Virginia Surety Company
  • Volunteer Fire Insurance Services, Inc.
  • York Risk Services Group
  • Zurich Insurance Company

Transportation Groups

  • Agency Rent-A-Car, Inc.
  • Dollar Rent-A-Car
  • First Group America, Inc.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Greyhound Lines
  • Laidlaw
  • Thrifty Rent-A-Car
  • Navistar International
  • VIP Rent-A-Car, Inc.

Product Liability

  • AMEC/ICEX Spanish Institute for Export
  • Arrow International, Inc.
  • Tri-State Mobility Equipment

Workers Compensation

  • American Medical Response
  • MAAS Self Insured Fund
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.


  • Editart, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Little Rainbows Preschool & Daycare, Jackson, MI
Curt R. VandeVorde Our company provides insurance programs to major corporations that are marketed throughout the United States, As a result, we need a firm that is well-versed in various types of law. We have secured the legal services of Blanco Wilczynski for the past 15 years because of their strong knowledge of insurance law in the product enhancement and warranty arena, their professionalism when interacting with our clients and their attention to detail when it comes to drafting and/or reviewing various agreements, employment and privacy policies. Their involvement always works to enhance the relationship with our clients, so we highly recommend Blanco Wilczynski to anyone looking for a good and trustworthy law firm. CEO, cynoSure Financial

James J. Ludwick, MD After over 20 years of working with Mr. Blanco on both personal and professional matters, I can confidently attest to Mr. Blanco’s commitment to providing excellent legal counsel of the highest standard in professionalism, competency, and ethics. While those who know Mr. Blanco as well as myself acknowledge his exceptional knack for speaking, I believe one of his most accomplished attributes is his ability and desire to listen to his client. Time and again, Mr. Blanco has demonstrated respect for my opinions and knowledge allowing them to compliment his seasoned skills as a litigator. And I believe this combination is what allows Mr. Blanco to be so successful at achieving positive outcomes in the myriad of legal issues for which I have sought his services. Not only would I highly recommend Mr. Blanco and his firm to anyone looking for a litigator who is practical and resourceful, I do recommend his services on a regular basis to all of my friends and family. West Houston ENT & Sleep Center, PA

Mark Meijer Your firm is top-notch. You have an impressive command of the legal issues involved.CEO & President, Life EMS Inc.

Dale J. Berry You did an excellent job and I felt that you were on top of every issue which was raised during the trial. Thanks for your tremendous efforts, your helpfulness and your friendship.CEO, Emergent Health Partners

Ron Thackery Blanco Wilczynski has been representing our company since shortly after the inception of American Medical Response. They are the firm we rely on to defend us in several areas of the country. We truly value your commitment to EMS and willingness to assist AAA members.Envision Healthcare

Greg Lankfer AssurancePlus has utilized Blanco Wilczynski, PLLC exclusively since 2010 for its insurance and regulatory counseling. We have found their expertise in this area to be unmatched. Blanco Wilczynksi, PLLC serves as a critical business partner of AssurancePlus, helping us navigate the regulatory landscape.Assurance Plus

Jack Fisher Working in EMS for thirty two years and having had the opportunity to use Blanco Wilczynski, we are very fortunate to have the availability of a Law firm that is so well versed in EMS laws and regulation we couldn't imagine using anyone else.Medic 1 Ambulance

Brian Long Please accept my sincerest thanks and congratulations on a job well done with the Wooodruff -v- Paramed, Inc., et al case.Risk Manager, Star EMS

Kolby Miller Blanco Wilczynski is an integral part of the Medstar team, both in defense and in organizational strategy relative to risk management. We value the services and counsel provided, and we know that when our patient care or actions are the basis of a claim, we are represented by the most practical, competent, and ethical team in our state. CEO, Medstar Ambulance

Jody VonOppen, EMTP Tri-Township EMS is fortunate to have forged a relationship with Blanco Wilczynski. The firm has always been dedicated to our profession and has worked hard at ensuring that we continue to operate in Northern Michigan. Blanco Wilczynski has not only handled litigation matters for our ambulance service, but has also handled state and local licensure issues, as well as counseling the service's management on labor and employee issues. The firm has also provided on-site training for our employees in the medical legal and employment areas. Now that we have forged this relationship, we would never even consider going elsewhere for our legal service needs.Operations Director, Tri-Township EMS

Deborah Harkins, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN Blanco Wilczynski is a top notch law firm. They are very agile and have a gift for communicating legal complexities to clients in simple, succinct language. Blanco Wilczynski has provided valuable legal assistance to the Society of Trauma Nurses in a variety of areas including contracting and intellectual property. In my experience, they are very resourceful, give sound advice, produce thorough work product, and deliver timely customer service. I have the utmost confidence and trust in their staff and highly recommend them.President, Society of Trauma Nurses

Lincoln G. Herweyer

BLANCO WILCZYNSKI is affiliated with renowned appellate attorney Lincoln G. Herweyer to provide our clients with expertise in the area of appellate jurisdiction. Mr. Herweyer, a former clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, has prevailed in a number of appeals significant to Michigan jurisprudence. Contact us for more information on our appellate practice, [email protected].

Jon Yormick

Mr. Yormick is the founder of the Jon P. Yormick Co. law firm. He represents and advises clients on international trade and transactions, export controls, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, anti-boycott regulations, deemed exports, voluntary self-disclosures, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also represents and advises clients on NAFTA and U.S. Customs law matters, including fines, penalties, and forfeitures, and prior disclosures. In addition, he personally handles and manages all litigation and dispute resolution cases for the firm’s clients.

Mr. Yormick is admitted to practice and actively represents clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, New York and Ohio. He is admitted in several federal courts, including the U.S. District Court for Maryland, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of New York, the Northern District and the Southern District of Ohio, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and has represented clients pro hac vice in federal courts in California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Texas.