Dave Blake is an aggressive and committed trial attorney who concentrates his efforts in products liability, catastrophic injury and police misconduct litigation in venues throughout the United States.
Dave brings a wealth of hard-edged courtroom experience and a unique skill set to Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen and Littky-Rubin. Having excelled in national moot court and mock trial programs during his time in law school, Dave was destined to utilize his skills for the betterment of his wrongfully injured clients.
Early in his career, Dave gained invaluable courtroom experience while working as an Assistant State Attorney in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, serving the greater Sarasota-Bradenton communities. During his time as a prosecutor, he tried in excess of 40 cases to jury verdict.
Following his tenure as a prosecutor, Dave spent time as a litigation associate in law firms representing some of America’s largest corporations and manufacturers in complex litigation matters throughout the United States. It was during this time that Dave made the decision that his true passion was in the courtroom-representing clients who have been the victims of negligent acts and unsafe and defective products. Dave has achieved outstanding results for his clients in obtaining large jury trial verdicts and settlements that greatly exceed the settlement offers extended to his clients. Dave has tried cases in venues across the United States and is most comfortable in the courtroom.
In addition to maintaining an active caseload, Dave is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Michigan Association for Justice. As a testament to his trial abilities and legal acumen, since 2012, Dave has been named aSuper Lawyers Rising Star and been named as a leading personal injury attorney by major business journals throughout the United States.
Dave is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Florida and Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
- J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 2002
- B.A., Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, 1999
- Majors: Political Science & History
- Florida, 2004
- U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit, 2005
- Michigan, 2010
- U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
- U.S. Distrcit Court - Western District of Michigan, 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeal - Sixth Circuit, 2012
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2012