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Overview

As someone who loves the competitive nature of litigation, Blake primarily focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters and insurance coverage disputes. 

Blake is experienced with litigating matters involving complex insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims. He also applies his litigation skills to other areas, including executive disputes, catastrophic personal injury matters and construction project litigation. Blake’s experience encompasses representing clients in both state and federal court, as well as arbitration. 

Blake is a skilled advisor, working closely with clients to create strategies for mitigating risk and loss exposure. As a proficient writer and oral advocate, his attention to detail helps him simplify complex legal issues and present his client’s case in a well-defined manner. Clients also value Blake’s competitiveness and tenacity, which helps him put clients in a position to succeed. 


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Service

Recognition

  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-2021
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Summit, 2021

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • cum laude
    • Marquette Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, Associate Editor
    • Silver Quill Award for the outstanding student-written article published in the Marquette Law Review (“Codify This: Exculpatory Contracts in Wisconsin Recreational Businesses”)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award—Legal Analysis Writing and Research I & II, Advanced Brief Writing, Civil Pretrial Practice
  • M.B.A., Assumption College
  • B.A., Assumption College

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Experience
  • Coverage counsel for sheet metal fabrication company, securing $1.5 million of insurance coverage on summary judgment for environmental contamination.
  • Part of a team that successfully mediated seven-figure AAA arbitration arising from a breach of an executive employment change of control agreement.
  • Part of team defending global equipment rental company against wrongful death claims arising from an aerial lift accident.
  • Secured partial summary judgment for slander of title claim in construction dispute.
  • Successfully defended international security services company against personal injury action.
Outside the Office

Blake has a passion for all things sport. He is an avid slalom water skier and enjoys playing a round of golf, though the season to do so is far too short in Wisconsin. As a former college football player, fall remains his favorite season. 

Community Leadership
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Leadership Development Committee, 2021 – Present
  • Good Friend, Inc., Board of Directors, 2019-2021

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