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Rex Robinson Blake

Criminal defense Attorney at Clearwater, FL

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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A Trial Attorney licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the Unites States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Concentrating on Criminal Defense including all Traffic Court Cases, DUIs, Misdemeanors, and Felonies.

As a former prosecutor, I have the experience and insight to give you an honest assessment of your criminal case and strive to provide the highest standard of legal representation to achieve the best results for my clients.

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Blake & Dorsten, P.A.
4707 140th Ave N, Suite 104
Clearwater, FL, 33762

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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Accident gone wrong
Mr. Blake is an amazing attorney he worked with me on a traffic case. He was able to get my case knocked down from a felony to a misdemeanor. Every time I called him, he was available and always honest whether it was something I wanted to hear or not. I would refer him to anyone looking for an honest, trustworthy, and compassionate lawyer. Thanks again Rex for everything!!
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Posted by REK | September 19, 2019
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Conscientious, skillful, and truthful
I consulted Rex Blake on behalf of a family member. He met with my cousin and my cousin decided he wanted Rex Blake to be his attorney. I then employed Mr. Blake on behalf of my cousin. We felt Mr. Blake was truthful, very clear with respect to possible consequences, and proactive in forming s defense. We feel his representation resulted in a much less severe penalty than was requested by the prosecution. Mr. Blake was very clear to me what the costs were, since I was paying them. He also explained to me as much as possible what was occurring. I recommend Mr. Blake without hesitation.
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Posted by David | September 18, 2019
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Attorney Rex Blake
Attorney Rex Blake currently represents me and has done so for a little over a year. Rex is an elite Attorney who is highly respected by his colleagues. I was looking at spending time in prison when I retained him. The Prosecution was not budging and things were not looking good, so I began to get my affairs in order to prepare for the looming fact that I would be gone for several years. However, Rex managed to negotiate an alternative sentence that enabled me the chance to serve my sentence without having to leave my family for several years. He also had two separate warrants (for the same case) for my arrest withdrawn after taking the time to speak with the Judge and Prosecutor. Both warrants were technical violations while on Probation. I didn't spend one minute in jail, with the exception of the original arrest, and I was able to walk out of the court without being arrested again. As a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, there is a term called "command presence". The term defines it as "The ability to project your position as one of authority in a professional sense, to others in your environment. How you are perceived by those around you." That hits the nail right on the head. With that being said, Rex is a skilled negotiator, exercises precise attention to detail, and knows the law like the back of his hand. I know that sounds funny to say since he's an Attorney, but you'd be surprised how little some Attorneys know. Rex has had my best interest in mind since the day that I hired him. Whether it's good, bad, or ugly, Rex is honest. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position needing a Lawyer, Rex is your guy and he'll fight tooth and nail for you to get the best possible results. I recommend Rex to anybody who has the unfortunate need of hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney. He represents the top tier of his profession and his results speak for themselves. -David Current Client of Attorney Rex Blake USMC Veteran
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Posted by Zachary | January 22, 2019
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Mr. Rex Blake is a great attorney. He did an excellent job on my behalf with an outcome better than I anticipated! His office personnel Pam was always helpful! Thank you for all the excellent service. I would recommend Mr. Blake to anyone who needs legal assistance!
Posted by Dante Aviles | April 27, 2017
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Professional Criminal Defense
My daughter was arrested for some criminal charges,Mr.Blake get her out of trouble and get her out of jail in a record time,plus in the end she has only a misdemeanor,could be worse without his help.Highly recommended Attorney.
Posted by Valentina B | May 4, 2016
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Awesome attorney
I would like to thank Mr. Blake, he did an awesome job in my case. He was confident and knew exactly what to do for my best interest. I couldn't have asked for a better result and I owe that to Rex Blake. I would definitely recommend him 100%. He's always available to speak with you and answer any question you have. He's the best.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
A true 5 star Attorney!
Mr. Blake is more than a good attorney. He is a outstanding attorney. He is tough when he needs to be and represents his clients in a strong, sophisticated manor. He is not chasing the dollar, rather, he represents what all attorneys should represent: upholding the practice of law, while maintaining integrity and strength of character. He does not waste time with filing frivolous claims. He will not instill false hope. He is honest and sincere. I would trust no one else in Tampa to handle my legal affairs.
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Posted by Daniel | March 17, 2014
You should hire Rex Blake
Rex could not have done a better job representing me in my DUI case. His staff was exceptional in keeping me informed throughout the almost year long case. My calls and questions were answered and Rex returned calls within an hour, even though he was in court. He has extensive knowledge of the law, develops a legal plan to attack the prosecution, and is not afraid to go to trial if need be. I could not have had a more caring, responsive, professional or knowledgeable attorney. My hat is off to his entire team.
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Posted by Joshua | May 16, 2013
Professional, Prompt, and Courteous
Mr. Blake successfully defended me in a jury trial without flaw. Having only 1 witness testifying for the defense and 3 witnesses found by the prosecution, Mr. Blake aggressively maneuvered past the prosecutions case through a few very clever tactics, one being exposing a false testimony bringing the legitimacy of the prosecution into question. Needless to say, Mr. Blake got me a not guilty verdict and was very professional, knowledgeable, well-spoken and compassionate in every event we spoke. I definitely recommend Mr. Blake as an amazing attorney.
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Posted by Martha | February 19, 2013
Drug possession charge
I used Mr. Blake for my son within the last 6 months on a drug possession charge in pasco county FL. He knew what he was doing, who to talk too, and knew the law very well and was avalible to us 24/7. He knew the important people within the court system. I would highly recommend him and use his services again if need be.
Posted by Basil | October 20, 2012
Thank you Rex
Rex Blake is an awesome lawyer. He's young enough to respond to text messages in the middle of the night and experienced enough to know what he is up against and be ready to make the next move. He recently served as a state prosecutor for 7 years so he definitely has his personal contact list filled with the people who matter to you case. He's got a good staff and is very proactive while working a case. I definitely recommend.
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Posted by Alice and Bob | May 23, 2011
Best of the best. Number one in our book
When we found ourself in need of legal advise and help for our son, it was attorney Rex that came highly recommended. Now we can see why. He guided us through a maze of motions and court appearances. He gave us excellent advice. Attorney Rex was there for us seven days a week to answer our questions . We put our trust in him and he brought us through. He truely is a legal mountain mover. We will always be grateful to him for all his help. From the bottom of our hearts we thank him. Sincerely, A & B
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • State Attorney's Office, 8th Judicial Circuit
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Summer Associate
  • Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, & McClaine, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2001


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • law
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • Masters of Science
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • BSBA
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. JF
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. J.S.
  • Not Guilty/JOA
  • Sweeny v. J.R.
  • Injunction Dismissed
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  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • Team Leader
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Barney Masterson Inn Of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Bylaws Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Recruitment Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Group Participation
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • 2013
  • Best Group Presentation
  • The Barney Masterson Inn of Court
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Service as an Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Petersburg Community College
  • Criminal Defense Trial
  • 2012
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • Recorded Statements
  • 2012
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • DUI caselaw and overview
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (4)
Endorse Rex
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rex. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work alongside Rex as a prosecutor and see him operate in private practice as well. He is professional, knowledgeable and a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rex is a great attorney to have on your side. He knows the system and fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rex Blake for over ten years now, as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Rex genuinely cares for his clients and defends his cases with relentless determination. I would rank Mr. Blake among the Bay area's finest attorneys and would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Blake. He is an excellent trial lawyer and does a great job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blake is a very capable and respected attorney in the Tampa Bay area. He has a very good reputation and I have personally seen him work extremely hard for his clients to achieve the best outcomes possible. I would recommend Mr. Blake to anyone in need of criminal representation regardless of the charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I regular consult with Rex to get his opinion on strategies for my cases. He is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rex is highly regarded in the Tampa Bay legal community for getting results for his clients. I recently saw him win a case for his client in court where the facts would suggest he should have lost. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rex stands out in the legal community as a zealous defender and prominent legal thinker. I see him representing clients in court almost every day. Rex's extensive experience, professional demeanor, eloquent speaking ability make him powerful advocate for anyone accused of a crime. I proudly endorse Rex Blake as an exceptional defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give Mr. Blake the highest of all possible endorsements! I handled many cases against Mr. Blake during his term as an assistant state attorney. His knowledge of the law, his ability to think quickly & his courtroom presence are top notch. Additionally, his down to earth and no nonsense attitude all combine to make him a legal champion and one of the best attorneys in the area. I strongly urge any of Mr. Blake's opponents to be well prepared for battle as it will be unlike any other battle they have fought before!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with and against Mr. Blake. He is one of the best courtroom litigators I have seen. He is easy to work with and potent in front of a jury."
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