​J. BLAKE HILTY

PRACTICE AREAS

Matrimonial, Litigation

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Blake’s marital dissolution practice focuses on divorce cases involving complex financial matters. Blake has advised numerous clients in cases involving the division of business interests, investment portfolios, intellectual property, and real property. He works with each of his clients to understand their values and goals in developing his legal strategy to achieve them. With his clients benefitting from the added edge his finance background provides in protecting their interests, Blake has successfully resolved scores of marital dissolutions through mediation, arbitration, and trial.

PERSONAL

Blake lives in Madison Park with his wife, daughters, and their English bulldog. They are fans of the Washington Huskies and enjoy the outdoors. An avid runner, Blake has competed in over 17 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon, and the L.A. Marathon. In 2017, he won the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Marathon.

EDUCATION

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Edward F. Shea, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration Finance, with Distinction

MEMBERSHIPS & RECOGNITION

  • Rising Stars list, 2017 and 2018
  • 2017 Family Law Mentor of the Year, King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Athletic Club

SEMINARS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Family Law CASA of King County, Co-Chair of Annual Breakfast and Auction Committee Member
  • King County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program, Volunteer Mentor/Attorney King County Bar Association Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, Committee Member
  • Seattle 4 Rotary Club, Member

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