J. BLAKE HILTY
206.838.9132 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 12+ 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.
SEMINARS AND PUBLICATIONS
Presenter, “Complex & High-Asset Divorce,” The Seminar Group CLE, Seattle, WA, April 2019
Presenter, “The Importance of Financial Analysis in Dissolution Asset Division,” Family Law Speaker Series CLE, Seattle, WA, August 2015
Author, “Waste of Marital Assets/Fraudulent Transfers in Dissolutions,” King County Bar Bulletin, October 2015 (co-authored with Kim Schnuelle)
Contributor, “5 Factors That Put You at Risk for Divorce (and What to Do About Them),” by Maryalene LaPonsie, Money Talks News, July 2015
Contributor, “Protecting Your Finances During Divorce,” Discover.com, January 2016
J.D., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law; Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Edward F. Shea, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
B.A., University of Washington,
with Distinction in Business Administration Finance
Super Lawyers Rising Stars list,
2017 Family Law Mentor of the Year, King County Bar Association
Family Law CASA of King County, Board of Directors Member and Vice President
Washington Athletic Club
Seattle Tennis Club
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association