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Blake Harris

Family Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.9   69 reviews
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  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
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About Blake

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I grew up in Idaho but fell in love with the water, mountains, and trees of the Pacific Northwest during a legal internship in Tacoma. My wife and I moved here in 2017, and we have never looked back. I am a father to a young daughter who believes she owns the house and to a son who believes he owns his sister. I watches all sports with a ball and have even wandered into the realm of gymnastics due to my wife’s passion. On the weekends you can find me hiking rain, snow, or shine and cheering on local sports.

Now for the Boring Stuff:

Mr. Harris focuses primarily on family law. He aggressively advocates for his clients in and out of the court room. With years of navigating clients through difficult situations, Mr. Harris knows how important it is to be a supportive member in his clients’ legal journey. Before finding his passion in family law, Mr. Harris represented hundreds of clients during all aspects of their criminal defense matters, including but not limited to trial, domestic violence protection orders, and plea negotiations. Mr. Harris is well-liked and well-respected by his clients, colleagues, and other attorneys. He was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Mr. Harris’ clients have found comfort knowing he effectively communicates with them, judges, and fellow attorneys in the community. When first meeting with him, clients are greeted with an attorney that wants to advocate for them. Through written advocacy, Mr. Harris successfully helps the Court understand the strengths in his clients’ positions before arriving in the court room. He understands that not every case is the same and there are often parties that do not want to take their cases into a courtroom.

He received a B.S. in Sociology and B.A. Spanish from the University of Idaho before being awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 3 ...

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Location

Universal Legal
705 S 9th St
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  69 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Miranda | April 4, 2023
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Parenting Plan Adjustment
I recently had a great experience working with Blake Harris and his team. They were incredibly helpful during my mediation process to adjust a parenting plan, providing excellent service and being genuinely committed to helping me every step of the way. The entire office was very professional, attentive, and always quick to respond to any of my questions or concerns. I truly appreciated their dedication to their clients and the warm and friendly atmosphere they created. I highly recommend Blake Harris and his team to anyone seeking legal assistance. They truly went above and beyond to make sure I received the best possible outcome. Thank you again for all your help!
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Posted by Marilyn | April 1, 2023
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So helpful
Divorce is already hard enough but I am so thankful for the attorney I had. He was able to explain things and guide me in the direction that was most beneficial for my kids and I. I live quite a ways from him so he was able to do everything over zoom and phone. Can’t express my gratitude for Blake and his legal team enough!
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2023
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My life saver!
I have been battling my ex for 3 year's who never followed through with our original custody plan that he wanted to keep out of court but that only was because of his narcissistic and controlling abuse that continued on to my children . I had enough and had to hire a lawyer to help me navigate custody of my children. From the beginning Blake was extremely helpful and explained the process of what we could do. We went to court 2 weeks ago and we were able to get full temporary custody and Blake helped me more than I could ever imagined. Thank God for Blake stopping my ex from his control of our children. I am forever grateful for him. I couldn't imagine doing this without Blake.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2023
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My Experience
My ex went off the deep end and began to use drugs. I hired Blake to set up a parenting plan and we were able to default her and get a parenting plan where it makes it very difficult for her to have my son. Very glad I hired Blake!
Posted by Eric | September 24, 2023
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Hired attorney for divorce and parenting plan
Let me just start to say it took two years to go through my divorce that we both agreed to do and us being in opposite states. My ex is crazy. She came up with all kinds of DV accusations against me to keep me away from my daughter. I hardly got to see my daughter during our divorce case because of her accusations. Because of all these issues, I went to trial and had Blake represent me. Together we were able to show the judge that these accusations were way over blown and the judge granted me what I wanted! Going through these two grueling years fighting with my ex, blake was there for me every step of the way. He always made time for my calls and listening to what i had to say, always showing compassion and understanding about how stressful this situation was. Dealing with my ex was never easy and she made sure she wasn't going to let this be a easy or painless process. Blake put up with her greatly and calmly never backing down always fighting for what would be fair to me. I would highly recommend Blake to anyone who needs a family law attorney.
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Posted by Andrea | August 22, 2023
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We are forever grateful for Blake.
I highly recommend working with Blake Harris. Our case was extremely emotional and we had no idea what we were doing until we found Blake. From the first phone call with him, he reassured us, explained a lot of options and reminded us that there would be an end to this. His constant presence and willingness to help was so appreciated. There were a lot of hurdles with my mom claiming domestic violence against my dad—none of which were true. Blake was able to get us through the multiple protection order hearings and he negotiated a parenting plan with my mom. My family and I cannot thank him enough for the effort he placed into ensuring my father was not taken advantage of. Blake also spoke a bit of Spanish with my dad and ensured all processes were properly translated and accessible to his clients. We’re so happy we found Blake and wish him all the best! We could never thank Blake enough for his kindness, patience and knowledge.
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Posted by Andy | July 18, 2023
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It was a great day when I hired Blake Harris.
I was in a custody dispute with my ex. And hired a lawyer that was referred to me by a lawyer one of my friends said was good. After months of being put off and getting nothing done for my case. I hired Blake Harris from envision family law. On our consultation he told me the next steps I had to take. Blake was always there for me and my family. Not only was the bill much lower than my first lawyer, he kept me informed about what was going on and how I should help. I would recommend Blake to anyone who needs a good honest family law attorney.
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Posted by Jacob | July 9, 2023
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Exceptional Legal Service from Blake Harris
I had the pleasure of being represented by Blake Harris and his paralegal Erin Piskura during my difficult divorce proceedings. I initially hired another attorney but made little progress. I then turned to Blake's team and witnessed significant progress on my case. Blake and Erin efficiently handled a series of complicated issues, including lifting a baseless restraining order against me, establishing a balanced parenting plan, and finalizing my divorce. Both demonstrated immense patience and respect throughout the process. Erin particularly stood out with her consistent guidance and support, proving to be an integral part of the team. The duo navigated the complex landscape of my case with a strong understanding of the law and unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome. Their professionalism and commitment were evident throughout, making a challenging period in my life much more manageable. If you are seeking an expert legal team that is personable, proficient, and genuinely cares for their clients, I strongly recommend Blake Harris and Erin Piskura. Their exceptional legal service made a significant difference in my life, and I am certain they will do the same for others.
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Posted by Cris | June 28, 2023
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Divorce
Though I was able to reconcile with my husband, my situation was still very stressful and I'm happy Blake took my case and represented me. He was easy to communicate with, kept me up to speed, and eventually was able to help me close my case out after my husband and I go back together.
Posted by Tayler | June 23, 2023
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Best attorney around
My ex and I filed for divorce in another county believing we could resolve things and move on. We agreed to 50% custody and for us to each keep the property we have. It was a total mistake based upon my ex not wanting to follow the parenting plan and not engaging with our children. I hired Blake and we filed for divorce and a motion for temporary orders in Pierce. I was able to get majority custody and my ex is now required to get the help he needs to be a better parent. I really appreciate Blake, Erin, and the rest of the firm in helping me finalize a divorce. Happy this is all over finally! I couldn’t have done it without them!
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Posted by Ethel | June 21, 2023
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Helped us so much!
We hired Blake Harris to represent us for a custody case, we were very lucky to have found him. He was very knowledgeable about family law, he answered our questions and always went the extra mile to help. He was kind and talked us through to case every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2023
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Highly skilled skilled in complicated custody cases
Blake Harris is highly skilled, easy to talk to and very responsive. My family hired Blake for a complicated custody case - restating orders, CASA involvement, interrogatories, parenting plan and more. We began this case with a different lawyer and the amount of moving parts in the case were difficult to understand and stressful. That attorney did not really explain the process and didn’t interpret court documents for us. When we hired Blake, this all changed. He explained everything to us in a way we understood, he walked us through the process, our options and provided his recommendations with clear explanations why. Blake was able to accomplish so much more that our previous lawyer was unable to. Aside from his legal acumen, he is a kind and empathic person. We would recommend highly Blake to anyone who needed a lawyer!
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Posted by Greg | June 14, 2023
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Very pleased
I hired Blake after my ex petitioned for divorce and motioned for temporary orders asking for a crazy amount in spousal support. Blake represented me at temporary orders and the commissioner ordered that spousal support be reserved. Months later we were able to work out a more reasonable number in mediation. This process was long and draining but I am happy to have found Blake!
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Posted by Nathan | January 25, 2023
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Made process easy to understand.
Blake helped me with custody, visitation and developing a parenting plan for my son. He laid out a clear plan and saw the process through. He understood my financial situation and catered to those requests. Communicated well during the process. Nice staff at his firm.
Posted by Sophie | January 3, 2023
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Legal separation
I hired a previous attorney who was great but unfortunately had to take a leave of absence. Blake took over for her and represented me last minute. He worked with me to learn my goals and quickly gain my trust. Although I only started working with him days before my hearing, he was able to confidently represent me and concisely yet deliberately communicate everything I wanted conveyed to the commissioner. As a result, the commissioner granted me everything I was requesting. We were then able to negotiate smaller details with the other side and finalize my legal separation with minimal drama. I’m thankful for Blake’s professionalism and expertise and how he took over my case and worked with me to meet my goals.
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Posted by Taylor | December 11, 2022
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Excellent and very helpful
  My ex-wife and I decided to get a divorce and everything was agreed. I consulted with one attorney but they didn’t listen to me and I didn’t get the information I wanted. I then consulted with Blake and he was able to explain the divorce process. I hired him and 3 months later it was over and done with. Thanks again for what you and your team did.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2022
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Respectful and Efficient
I was a year into my original parenting plan, which was very vague. Then my ex starting abusing drugs again and my children’s safety was in jeopardy, and I didn’t know what to do. Blake acted quickly and explained everything that I could do to keep my kids safe in the moment. Then he crafted a parenting plan that protected my children and myself. My ex now how limitations and accountability to ensure my kids aren’t exposed to dangerous situations and are emotionally protected. Blake is a great communicator and always was honest with what my options were. He also was cognizant of time and cost while always being thorough. Throughout this entire experience, though it was stressful and emotionally draining, I always felt protected and knew I’d have a favorable outcome. I am extremely grateful for the work Blake did for me and my family.
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Posted by Monica | November 3, 2022
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Absolutely amazing! Don’t hire anyone else!
Blake and his team are absolutely amazing! He worked extremely hard for us! He is the best communicator I’ve ever worked with! He will answer calls and emails very quickly! He truly cares about you and your situation. He is fair, honest and compassionate. We are very grateful for him!
Posted by Elaine | October 6, 2022
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Sticky divorce
I hired Blake to help my son in his divorce & not to lose everything he'd worked for. He did that & much more. I really appreciated him & would recommend him highly. Also he always returned calls & emails promptly. A great & dedicated lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2022
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Very responsive and attentive
My divorce was not very complicated but I still wanted someone else looking out for my interests. Blake was thorough, responsive and always professional. My ex-husband was stalling and did not provide a court ordered document but Blake didn’t hesitate to act and drafted a letter, threatened legal action and resolved the issue within 48 hours. I was able to focus on healing from the divorce rather than all the litigation details. Hands down, I would recommend Blake.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Universal Legal PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Envision Family Law
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Vindicate Criminal Law Group
  • 2017 - 2021

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of Idaho
  • Sociology-Criminology
  • 2013
  • University of Idaho
  • Spanish
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault 4 DV
  • Acquittal
  • Multiple Counts of Felony Sexual Assault
  • Acquittal
  • Assault 4 Domestic Violence
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center (NCADRC)
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • International law student association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Mediation Competition Winner
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • 2015
  • Most Outstanding Sociology Student Award
  • University of Idaho
  • 2013
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Publications

  • the crit - A Critical Legal Studies Journal (University of Idaho College of Law)
  • Articles Editor
  • 2017
  • the crit - A Critical Legal Studies Journal (University of Idaho College of Law)
  • Articles Editor
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy: Double Jeopardy
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2018
  • Catholic Charities Spokane
  • Know Your Rights Immigration
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Blake on co-defendant cases and found him to be a very competent and passionate attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and has a great reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blake is a dedicated, compassionate advocate and I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I have known Blake for a while now. He is passionate and very knowledgeable when it comes to the law. He will do right by you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Mr. Harris practice in numerous jurisdictions, and I've observed him to be a knowledgeable, compassionate, and personable attorney. I endorse Mr. Harris."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blake Harris is an outstanding attorney. He's diligent, driven, and genuinely cares about the people he serves. Blake will fight to get you the best outcome possible. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blake is an awesome attorney and I really enjoyed working with him in the past. He is very knowledgeable, respectful, and professional. Blake is also very fluent in Spanish so that is a plus! I would definitely work with him again."
Sex crime Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He works tirelessly on cases and is always willing to go the extra mile for the defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blake is a skilled negotiator and trial tested attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He is calm under pressure and knows how to handle difficult situations. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Blake is a great attorney who cares very much for his clients. I've seen him in court on numerous occasions and he is always a prepared and effective advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Blake wholeheartedly. He is the perfect combination of aggressive representation in the courtroom and compassionate counsel in the office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blake is an excellent attorney who will fight for the rights of his clients. He is empathetic and listens to his clients and always has their best interests in mind. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blake has shown himself to be an exceptionally bright, creative and hard-working attorney. He will often come into my office to discuss a theory or idea and I find myself wishing I had thought of it. He also throws himself into difficult cases without hesitation and handles complex matters deftly. Blake is a lawyer you want on your side, and I give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Blake is a fantastic advocate who cares greatly about his clients. He works diligently to investigate each individual case and secure the best outcome possible. I endorse this lawyer."
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