In 2001 Mr. Blackwell was accepted into the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He graduated in 2004 and received a 2 year Federal Clerkship with the Honorable Raner C. Collins, Federal District Court Judge in Tucson, Arizona. He left his clerk ship and was hired by John Osborne of Goldberg and Osborne, and worked as a products liability attorney. Mr. Blackwell wanted more trial experience, so he applied and received a position with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, in 2008. Mr. Blackwell was a very successful trial attorney at the Public Defender’s Office. In 2010 Mr. Blackwell officially opened Blackwell Law Office, PLLC. Mr. Blackwell has taught at the Phoenix School of Law as an adjunct professor and he also instructs at the annual public defender association’s conference "APDA" in the area of Gang Trials and Gang Expert Testimony.