Professional • Accessible • Experienced

 

Steven W. Blake, ESQ.

Attorney Steve Blake, the founder of the Blake Law Firm, has over 14 years of experience handling hundreds of real estate, business and litigation matters throughout California. Mr. Blake has been practicing law in San Diego since 2005.

Mr. Blake understands that it is always preferable to avoid litigation whenever possible. However, in the event there is no alternative, Mr. Blake and his team have substantial experience representing clients in all stages of disputes and litigation, including administrative hearings, mediations, arbitrations, court trials, jury trials, and appeals, including presenting argument before the California Supreme court.

Steve enjoys representing real estate and business clients in non-adversarial matters as well, including, negotiating contracts, leases, purchase and sale agreements, management agreements, and other business related agreements.

Mr. Blake's clients include both residential and commercial property owners, buyers, sellers, managers, landlords, tenants, real estate agents or brokers, title or escrow companies, lenders, investors, HOAs, developers, contractors, design professionals or other individuals or businesses with real estate and/or business legal issues.

Steve was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota where he grew up with a lake in his backyard and played hockey on the ice in the winter. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he received a B.A. in English and Communications. After college Steve lived and worked in Aspen, Colorado and then spent a year working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Steve graduated from law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN, passed the California Bar Exam and moved to San Diego in 2004 to begin working as a lawyer. Steve currently resides in Encinitas with his wife, son, and dog.

At the end of the day, with Steve you get a good listener and advocate who is skilled at identifying his client’s objectives, anticipating problems, providing meaningful feedback, developing creative strategies and executing on a plan to meet the client’s goals.

Steve brings the quality and expertise of a larger firm attorney, but with the personal attention and care that a small law firm can provide.

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Bar Admissions and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California, #235502

  • State Bar of Arizona, #029932

  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California

  • California Real Estate Broker, license #01905378

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • California Lawyers Association, Real Property Section

  • North County San Diego Bar Association

  • Hon. Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of Court

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - B.A.

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN - J.D.