Mr. Blake was born in Galesburg, IL, and is a second-generation member of the firm. He focuses his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, probate, and estate planning and administration including wills, trusts, and guardianship. Mr. Blake’s real estate practice encompasses residential, commercial, and farmland. He represents local government entities including fire protection and sanitary districts. Mr. Blake practices in courts throughout central Illinois and has argued cases before both the Second and Third District Appellate Courts of Illinois.
Education: Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL (BA, Cum Laude, 1983)
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (JD, Cum Laude, 1998)
Bar Admission: Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association; Knox County Bar Association; Galesburg Noon Lions Club, American Red Cross past treasurer