Attorney David Blake brings a wealth of courtroom and jury trial experience to Ligori & Ligori, P.A. Mr. Blake was born and raised in Michigan and received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. Mr. Blake then attended and graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan with a concentration in litigation and trial advocacy. During his time in law school, Mr. Blake excelled in various moot court and national mock trial competitions and was a member of the Law Journal. Following graduation and passage of the Florida Bar Examination, Mr. Blake was hired by the Office of the State Attorney for Florida’s Twelfth Judicial Circuit. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Blake gained invaluable jury trial and non-jury trial experience. He was promoted to Lead Trial Attorney in his division and was responsible for training legal interns and new hires.
Following his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Blake was a litigation associate with law firms that represented some of the world’s largest corporations and manufacturers. It was during this time, Mr. Blake realized his true passion was representing the interests of individuals who had been harmed through no fault of their own. Mr. Blake zealously advocates for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom and tries to provide for them in any way possible. He has tried cases to jury verdict in venues throughout the United States and has personally recovered millions of dollars in damages for his injured clients. In 2019 alone, he was a member of trial teams that obtained jury verdicts of $3,700,000.00 and $318,000.00 for two clients who were injured in automobile related crashes.
Mr. Blake truly enjoys the day-to-day practice and challenges of trial law and is consistently recognized by both his peers and various legal publications for his outstanding trial advocacy skills and client results. He is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, was recently named a Top 100 Plaintiff Personal Injury Attorney in Florida by the National Trial Lawyers, has previously been selected as a “Top 40 under 40” Plaintiff Personal Injury Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers, has been listed as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer each year since 2013, and was named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers. Mr. Blake resides in Tampa and enjoys participating in outdoor sports, basketball, cycling and weight training. He is the proud father of two amazing girls.