Blake is a partner in the firm. His practice focuses on cases which the client “must win” and, when necessary, which must be tried. Blake has been widely recognized by his peers for his trial skills. He has consistently been listed as a Washington Super Lawyer (top 5% of attorneys statewide), and for each year since 2016 has been named a Top 100 Super Lawyer. Blake is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Blake is also actively engaged in the community and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Childhaven.
Prior to joining the firm, Blake was a partner at Riddell Williams where he represented a broad mix of clients in complex litigation. In college, he earned the award of the top individual debater in the nation. He and his partner finished second in the 1995 national tournament (final round transcript published in one of the leading college speech and communications textbooks: Freeley and Steinberg, Argumentation and Debate (12th ed. 2009)).
Defense verdict for Fortune 50 client following jury trial in employment discrimination case.
Defense verdict following a three-week jury trial on behalf of the University of Washington in alleged employment discrimination case.
Defense verdict following a three-week jury trial in Portland, Oregon, on behalf of client weatherproofing membrane manufacturer and its product consultant. The case involved a mix of product liability and professional liability claims.
Currently representing a defendant former property owner in multi-million-dollar MTCA lawsuit.