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David G. Blake

Sarasota, florida

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Biography Overview

David G. Blake brings a wealth of courtroom experience to Morgan & Morgan, P.A. During his time in law school, Mr. Blake excelled in moot court and mock trial events participating as a member of the national mock trial team. After graduating, Mr. Blake joined the Office of the State Attorney in the 12th Judicial Circuit to further hone his trial skills. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Blake tried numerous non-jury and jury trials and became a Lead Trial Attorney responsible for training legal interns and new hires.

Following his stint as a prosecutor, Mr. Blake was a litigation associate with two major civil litigation law firms. He was responsible for representing some of America’s largest corporations and manufacturers. It was during this time, that Mr. Blake realized his true passion was pursuing justice in the courtroom for the rights of individuals and families who were harmed through no fault of their own. Mr. Blake takes great pride in assisting his clients in any way possible and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his injured clients.

Mr. Blake has tried cases to juries throughout the United States and has been consistently recognized by legal organizations and leading business publications for his outstanding trial advocacy skills. Mr. Blake is the proud father of two amazing girls and resides in Sarasota.


Practice Areas

  • Brain Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip & Fall

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012- present
  • National Trial Lawyers Forty Under Forty, 2015-2017
  • National Trial Lawyers Forty Under Forty (Mass Torts), 2016
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

  • All State Courts in Florida
  • All State Courts in Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • ABOTA member
  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inns of Court
  • Barrister, Detroit Bar Association Inns of Court (former)
  • Michigan Association of Justice - Executive Board Member (former)
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association - pro bono attorney (former)
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

Education

  • Muskingum College, B.A. Political Science and History, 1999
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2002