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Founding shareholder Nicholas Dorsten, Esquire has been recognized as one of the top 100 criminal defense trial lawyers in the country by the National Trial Lawyer Association.


 Blake and Dorsten, P.A., based in Clearwater across the street from the criminal justice center, handles all Criminal/traffic cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and  all Personal Injury cases throughout the Gulf coast.  Arrested?  Injured?  Then call upon  Dorsten and Blake, P.A. 24/7.  Please visit www.BlakeDorstenlaw for more information or email with any of your questions.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    10 years, 100 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years, 500 cases



Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Blake and Dorsten, P.A.

4707 140th Ave N
Ste 104
Clearwater, FL, 33762-3830

Blake & Dorsten, PA

4707 140th ave N, Ste 104
Clearwater, FL, 33762



FLMember in Good Standing200206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top One Percent of AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Outstanding Service as an Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2008
Academic Athletic Excellence AwardKent State University1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBlake and Dorsten, P.A.2010 - Present
AssociateMccue, Reams and Associates2008 - 2010
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney, sixth Judicial Circuit2003 - 2008
InternPublic Defender's Office, Lucas County2000 - 2002
Law Clerklucas County Judicial System2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Middle District Federal CourtMember2008 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
Association of Academic FraternitysVice president1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Florida v. Jamal MurrayGuilty on 3 of 4 counts
Florida v. Calvin MaynorNot Guilty
Miron v. SimardFound for Plaintiff, $685,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
E-BookDrug Charges- Questions Asked and Answered2016
LMC NewsletterWhat Florida dog owners should know about their homeowner's insurance2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Kent State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
People's Law SchoolCriminal Law lecture-Defense perspective2011