Blaine brings his graduate level education and hands-on laboratory experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and genetics to the firm’s Toxic Tort and Environmental practice.

He advises members of the practice regarding the many unique and complex scientific issues that are involved in environmental litigation. Blaine also brings his extensive background in, and experience with, federal court litigation to the practice.

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  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2018 - 2020
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Executive Committee, Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Order of the Coif, Syracuse University College of Law Chapter
  • Editor, Journal of Genetic Genealogy, 2009-Present
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Syracuse Science & Technology Reporter

  • Co-Author, "Four Misconceptions About Investigative Genetic Genealogy,” Journal of Law and the Biosciences, April 23, 2021
  • Quoted in "Are DNA Testing Companies Selling My Genetic Information?,", 2018
  • Blaine T. Bettinger, George R. McGuire, "How the Supreme Court Got It Right in Mayo v. Prometheus," The SciTech Lawyer, Volume 10, Issue 1, Fall 2013
  • Bettinger, Co-Author, "The United States Patent System in the Media Mirror," Syracuse Law Review, 2008, Vol. 58, No. 3. Selected for inclusion in the 2009 PATENT LAW REVIEW, an annual anthology published by Thomson Reuters (West)
  • Bettinger, Co-Author, "eBay and the Blackberry®: A Media Coverage Case Study," Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal, 2008, Vol. 2, No. 1
  • "Pencils, White-Out, and Loose Leaf Paper: Student Researchers' Need for Basic Intellectual Property Instruction," New York State Science and Technology Center at Syracuse University College of Law Newsletter, March 2008

  • Board President, Directors of DNAngles
  • Former Secretary, Board of Trustees, The Erie Canal Museum
  • Board Member, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
  • At Large Representative, The Association of Professional Genealogists