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Blair Mendes co-founded Mendes, Reins & Wilander in 2020. Mr. Mendes originally started his law practice as a prosecutor with first the St. Lucie County State Attorney’s Office then later was a prosecutor with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. In 2003, Mr. Mendes began working at a nationally respected law firm representing victims of neglect. Ultimately, Mr. Mendes became a managing attorney for the renowned law firm and directed the litigation on a national level. Mr. Mendes was directly involved in the firm’s intake decisions and handled negotiations for many of the firm’s clients. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mendes has been involved in thousands of cases involving neglect, ranging from Nursing Home cases to Auto and Trucking cases to Product Liability cases. He is responsible for over $300,000,000 in settlements for his clients. He has also been involved with over fifty jury trials, including a case that resulted in a $114 million nursing home verdict – a record in Polk County, Florida.

Super Lawyers magazine selected Mr. Mendes for the Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.


  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Auto/Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Drug Rehab Injury


  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • Florida State University Class of 2000 J.D.
  • Florida State University Class of 1997 B.A.


Mr. Mendes is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and Missouri Bar Association. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyer Division of the Florida Justice Association.