Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Committed service, personal attention, proven results.
Blake represents invididuals who have been harmed by the negligent or wrongful acts of others, focusing on accident injury, wrongful death, personal injury, and class action cases.
Blake attended law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review and received the CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence. Blake graduated law school in 2008 with an Emphasis in Litigation, having spent every semester on the dean’s list.
Following law school, Blake served as a law clerk in Jackson County Circuit Court and assisted the judge in conducting jury trials. Blake began his career in the private sector as a defense attorney specializing in medical malpractice and insurance defense before rededicating his career in 2010 to plaintiff's work.
Blake is active in the Kansas City community with professional and civic organizations. He is a graduate of the KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy and the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, and is a member of the Young Professionals Board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Blake has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City since 2006.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2008||08/10/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2016|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Managing Member||BG Law||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Burgess & Green, P.C.||2014 - 2015|
|Associate||Burgess & Lamb P.C.||2010 - 2014|
|Associate||Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC||2010 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Jackson County Circuit Court||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City||Junior Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|University of Missouri at Kansas City Law Review||Managing Editor||2007|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Missouri||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Nevils v. Group Health Plan||Won at Missouri Supreme Court|
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