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A photograph of J. Blake Hilty

Managing Member

206.838.9132   |

Clients turn to me during one of the worst times in their life.  I listen, help them figure out their goals and develop a plan for how to achieve them.  It’s rewarding to take care of clients and see them come out on the other side feeling like they have a plan to move forward.

Over the last 15+ years, Blake has successfully resolved scores of marital dissolutions through mediation, arbitration and trial.  His practice focuses on divorce cases that involve estates with complex financial matters.

Blake has advised numerous clients in cases involving the division of substantial assets, including closely-held businesses, investment portfolios, executive compensation, intellectual property and real property.  When handling challenging, high asset divorce cases, Blake’s clients benefit from his finance background.


Clients rely on Blake’s strong judgment in developing their case for success inside and outside of a courtroom.  He works with clients to understand their values and goals at the outset of a case and develops a tailored legal strategy to protect their interests.


In a collaborative process with clients, Blake helps them understand their options, sets a plan of action and lays out next steps.  Clients appreciate that he always provides his candid advice, even when it is difficult, and keeps them focused on the big picture.  He considers it part of his role to shoulder as much client stress as possible during their period of transition to provide relief as they go about their daily lives during the case.


  • Presenter, “The Financial Impacts of Divorce and How You Can Prepare,” Evergreen Exchange Podcast, November 2021

  • Presenter, “Complex & High-Asset Divorce,” The Seminar Group CLE, Seattle, WA, April 2019


J.D., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law; Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review

B.A., University of Washington,
Business Administration Finance


Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list,


Super Lawyers® list,



2017 Family Law Mentor of the Year, King County Bar Association


Family Law CASA of King County, Board of Directors Member and President


Washington Athletic Club


Seattle Tennis Club


Washington State Bar Association


King County Bar Association

Washington Athletic Club, Endurance Athlete Athletic Member



Blake lives in Madison Park with his wife and two daughters.  They are fans of the Washington Huskies and enjoy the outdoors.  An avid runner, Blake has competed in over 20 marathons, including the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon.  He won the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 2017, the Oregon Cascades 100-mile in 2021 and 2022, and the Mt. Si 50-mile in 2023.
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