Born in East St. Louis, Illinois on August 3, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Illinois; 1979, U.S. Tax Court.
Education: St. Louis University (B.S.B.A., 1975); Southern Illinois University (M.B.A., 1977); St. Louis University (J.D., 1978); Washington University (LL.M., in Taxation, 1982).
Member: The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Clair County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association (Member: Section on Estate Planning, 1987 – 1988; Federal Taxation, 1988 – 1989; Business Advice & Financial Planning, 1995-1996) and American Bar Association; Madison County Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, American Agricultural Law Association, Illinois State Trial Lawyers Association.
Illinois State Bar Association Section Member: (1) Trusts & Estates; (2) Family Law; (3) Agricultural Law; (4) Civil Practice & Procedure; and (5) Senior Lawyers.
American Bar Association Section Member: (1) Family Law; and (2) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.
Mr. Blake practices in the following areas of law: Estates and Trusts, Family Law, Divorce, Guardianships, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Business Law as well as General Practice.