Blake is a Nashville native, who attended Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School.
Blake centers his practice on healthcare litigation, and regularly represents various healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters, medical staff credentialing issues, and mass tort cases. These matters take Blake around the country, as he has routinely handled matters in courts in Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, West Virginia, and California over the last seven years. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Blake was named a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of Health Care law.
Blake has participated in over half-a-dozen trials and administrative hearings. Blake's practice area includes all types of civil litigation, ranging from simple slip-and-falls to high-exposure medical malpractice lawsuits to appellate court work to complex civil rights and class action lawsuits. He also provides advice to hospitals on credentialing issues before litigation ever arises, seeking to avoid the expense and time associated with a lawsuit or if not possible, to strategically position the hospital's defense to ensure an optimal outcome after a lawsuit is filed.
Blake has written on the impact of technology in the healthcare sector, including his article, "Electronic Medical Records: A Prescription for Increased Medical Malpractice Liability?,” published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law in 2010, and he has taken the lead on electronic medical record production, organization, and management in several mass tort and class action cases. Blake is licensed in both Tennessee and Florida, and is admitted in all three United States District Courts in Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Blake prides himself on keeping his clients well-informed so they have the information they need to make the important decisions.
In his spare time, Blake enjoys spending time with his daughters, Eleanor and Sutton, and his wife, Stefanie, who is also a lawyer. Blake enjoys Vanderbilt athletics, golf, and fishing.