Blake received his Texas Law License in 1975 and is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas and before the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining the law firm in 1979, Blake was an assistant district attorney in Midland County, Texas and was County Judge of Midland County, Texas in 1978. Civically, Blake has been very active in the Odessa community by serving as a Board Member and past President of the Ellen Noel Art Museum, as Board Member and past President of United Way of Odessa, as Board Member and past President of Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas, Inc., and is currently serving as a Board Member of Securing Samaritan’s Vision, Inc. and as Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Odessa Regional Medical Center.
Blake and his wife, Fannie, have four adult children. Blake enjoys hunting, hiking, and most outdoor activities.