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Education:

J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Mississippi School of Law, 2018

B.A., Auburn University, 2015

Bar Admissions:

Alabama, 2018

Honors and Awards

The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

KARMA Philanthropy Award

2015 DOC Cottier Award

American Jurisprudence Awards: Torts, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Wills & Estates, Secured Transactions

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alabama Alpha

Blake graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and received his juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Blake’s practice includes primarily general civil defense litigation at both the trial and appellate level and covers various areas of law.

While in school, Blake served as senior articles editor of the Mississippi Sports Law review and associate editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Doc Cottier Award, the KARMA (Kids Against Ridicule Meanness and Aggression) Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Dedication to Community Service and was named most outstanding member of the Trail Advocacy Board. Blake recently joined the Hugh Maddox Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Blake resides in Auburn and is actively involved with local high schools working with students to prevent bullying.

Significant Recent Decisions

James D. Cornett v. Alabama Department of Transportation, et al., 18-15052-F (11th Cir.)

Susan Smith v. Attorney General, State of Alabama, et al., 2:17-cv-00297-RAH-SMD (MDAL)

Benjamin Mercer v. Alabama Department of Transportation, 2:16-cv-01204-RDP (NDAL)

Anthony L. Green, et al. v. Jackie Graham, et al., 2:15-cv-00697-SMD (NDAL)

Publications and Lectures

Building the Trade Wall to Mexico: What NAFTA, Brexit, & TPP Mean for the Future of U.S. Trade, 45 LINC. L. REV. 1 (2018)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Cases Editor

Senior Articles Editor, Mississippi Sports Law Review

American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter

Montgomery Lions Club, Member

Auburn First United Methodist Church, Member