Portrait of Cathy Blackburn Attorney at LawCatherine E. Blackburn graduated with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1978 and practiced pharmacy before entering law school.  She graduated with Honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1982 and practiced in Columbus, Ohio before joining the faculty of the University of Louisville College of Law in 1987.  While a law professor, Ms. Blackburn taught courses in basic legal skills, evidence, remedies, and coached the mock trial teams.  In 1992, she moved to the Tampa Bay area and practiced catastrophic personal injury law until 2011.    After decades of litigation practice, Ms. Blackburn turned her attention to legal life planning with a focus on ensuring that singles, couples, and persons with specific concerns, such as seniors needing long term and nursing home care and LGBT persons, receive legal advice and services directed to their needs and circumstances.  For the past 20 years, Ms. Blackburn has worked to coordinate health care and health care reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, VA, insurance, and private pay.