Blake routinely advises commercial, non-profit, and educational employers regarding employee handbooks, policies, and day-to-day employment matters. Blake has assisted several companies develop comprehensive employment policies and training programs to ensure employers engage in proactive management to help reduce exposure to litigation. He has worked with numerous employers to successfully resolve a variety of claims including discrimination, workers’ compensation, and unemployment claims, oftentimes before an employee files suit against his clients. Blake also works with both union and non-union employers regarding issues related to labor laws and developing collective bargaining agreements.
Blake has successfully represented numerous clients before the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Opportunity Commission, and State and Federal Courts.
Blake also works in the firm’s commercial litigation section where he handles a variety of cases including consumer-related actions, contract disputes, and construction claims.
Prior to joining ScottHulse, Blake served as the Director of Human Resources and in-house counsel for a large automotive group with dealerships located nationwide. Blake oversaw employee benefits administration, conducted employee investigations, developed management training, prepared and implemented employee handbooks and policies, instituted employee hiring and termination guidelines, and provided oversight to outside counsel in employment litigation.
Blake earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech School of Law, he served as an articles editor for the Texas Tech Law Review and was elected to the Board of Barristers.
A proud, native El Pasoan, Blake attended Burges High School and New Mexico State University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Studies and Law & Society.
Regarding community engagement, Blake is a member of several professional organizations including the El Paso Bar Association, El Paso Young Lawyers Association, and currently serves on the the Young Lawyers Committee of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Blake also serves as the General Counsel and on the Board of Directors of the Rudi Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to sarcoma cancer research, the Board of Directors of The El Paso Club, and is the Immediate Past President of the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association.