Christopher Blackman (1978-2015)

Tribute

Christopher Adam Blackman, one of Gordon & Silber, P.C.’s most respected associates, lost his long and brave fight with cancer on August 1, 2015. Christopher, age 37, was a veteran five year member of the G&S general liability team. He was known as a fine lawyer, who notwithstanding a gentle soul, zealously represented his clients in a professional manner while maintaining the utmost integrity and perseverance. He was hard working, friendly, humble and generally a great guy to work with. We will not ever forget his mischievous, smiling eyes and hearty laughter. One of the great pleasures of working with Chris was finding the great depth of his personality behind his professional exterior. His incredibly dry wit and sense of humor. His collegiate football career at Hamilton College. His prowess on the golf course, the ski slopes, running the marathon, his sailing. But nothing told more of Chris, the man, than meeting his beautiful wife Julia, who he absolutely adored. After he became ill and could no longer work, seldom did a day go by when someone either in court or at an insurance company did not ask about him and mention what a decent man he was and how much they enjoyed working with him or against him and how good he was at practicing law.

Chris will be forever commemorated on the firm website, a model attorney, friend and husband. He will be remembered at G&S as a man of the highest quality character and integrity. During his long fight, we kept his office ready, hoping that he would return to it, and to us. He will be greatly missed by his fellow attorneys as well as the entire staff.