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Blake Thompson

Blake Thompson


Blake advocates for clients during their most difficult legal challenges.

Blake serves on the firm’s litigation team, handling complex matters that include asbestos litigation and product liability, among others. He assists in analyzing and investigating risk, and assessing testimony and other discovery productions, so as to determine strategy when clients require guidance on complex litigation. Blake also regularly handles depositions. He enjoys working closely with trial teams and clients across a broad variety of industries that include:

  • Banking
  • Life sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing

Clients and legal teams appreciate Blake’s team player mindset. He knows that good litigation strategy requires weighing many perspectives, including the client’s operational end goals.

Before joining the firm, Blake was a Summer Associate, and held Judicial Externships for The Hon. Mary Mikva, First District Appellate Court of Illinois in Chicago and The Hon. Daniel T. Gillespie, Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County.




  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • with honors
    • CALI Awards for highest grade in Torts, Family Law and Agency Law
    • Moot Court Honor Society
    • Fay Clayton Award for Outstanding Oral Advocate
  • B.A., DePaul University
    • Political Science


  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
News Releases | May 28, 2020
Husch Blackwell Named CLOC's Inaugural Legal Innovation in Operations Project Award Winner

Husch Blackwell is believed to be the only law firm to date to be recognized by both the CLOC LIO Project and ACC Value Champion award series for its ability to implement legal solutions that cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes.

Outside the Office

Blake visits family in his native Canada.

Blake came to Chicago on a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I scholarship, winning the men’s Big East Outdoor Track & Field Championship – in discus. He decided to make a home in the United States after college.

Community Leadership

Blake contributes his time and skills to pro bono cases for the firm, defending prisoners and others in need of representation on Section 1983 civil rights violation claims and other matters.