Dean’s Advisory Board
Joined Fall 2017
Ms. Blake currently concentrates her practice of law in general governance and corporate matters, including litigation, compliance, municipal law, and school law. Specifically, Ms. Blake specializes in local governmental law, election law, economic development, tax increment financing and many other areas of law. She litigates a wide variety of corporate governmental defense cases, including civil rights actions, workers comp actions, property lawsuits, contact disputes, collective bargaining actions, and other employment lawsuits.
Previously, Ms. Blake concentrated her practice of law in the defense of medical and legal malpractice claims and commercial litigation. She has substantial trial experience and was recognized with the Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Award in 2012. While attending law school, Ms. Blake was a law clerk in the Office of Legal Affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a law clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in their Special Prosecutions Unit, Gang’s Division.
Ms. Blake received a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Wisconsin -Madison in 2003, and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2008.