Blake is a sixth generation Texan and native of the Texas Hill Country. His primary area of practice over the course of his career has been in representing physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers in litigation and non-litigation related matters. His practice focuses on the areas of medical malpractice defense litigation, dental malpractice defense litigation, insurance defense litigation, personal injury, premises liability, and other types of litigation. He also represents health care providers in disciplinary actions before state administrative boards in Austin, including the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.
Blake is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Past and present affiliations include the San Antonio Bar Association, Kerr County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
Blake was elected to membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates in 2015. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. Trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation, and who meet the qualifications of required trial experience are eligible to become members of ABOTA upon nomination and election. Blake has also been elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation; an honor reserved for the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys each year.
Blake completed his legal education at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio in 1994, where he was member of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. He additionally attended the Institute of World Legal Problems in Innsbruck Austria in 1992. Blake earned his undergraduate degree in History from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991.