E. Blake Paul

E. Blake Paul

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Lakeland, FL

Peterson & Myers, P.A.
 | 225 E Lemon St, Suite 300
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: 863-400-0999
Fax: 863-904-1335
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Blake Paul's trial practice has allowed him to represent varied clients, from large businesses to individuals.  His practice includes personal injury and wrongful death and business litigation.  In 2017 Mr. Paul obtained a $17,000,000 verdict in a wrongful death case involving a hit-and-run.  In the same year, Blake passed the Utah Bar Examination, and is a member of the Utah State Bar. 

    In his business litigation practice, Blake represents clients in family business disputes, corporate dissolution, shareholder derivative claims, enforcement of non-compete agreements, general contract disputes and other business litigation matters. Blake has been counsel of record in eighteen of Florida's sixty-seven counties, and has represented clients in the Federal Courts of Kentucky and North Dakota.  Blake has also handled appeals in the Second and Fourth District Court of Appeals and has had two cases before the Florida Supreme Court.

    In addition to his litigation practice, Blake advises colleges and universities regarding Title IX, student privacy issues, employment issues, regulatory compliance and student account collections. 

    About Blake Paul

    Admitted: 1996, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.petersonmyers.com/attorneys/e-blake-paul/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Blake was named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2017 and 2019., Best Lawyers in America, 2018
    • Blake was named a Florida Up and Coming Attorney by Florida Trend magazine., Up and Coming Attorney, Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2006

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Utah State Bar, 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, All Saints Academy, 2018
    • Florida Polytechnic University Foundation, 2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Defense jury verdict for Lakeland Regional Medical Center in the Federal District Court of the Middle District of Florida in a claim filed by a former employee seeking overtime wages against the hospital., 2019
    • Settlement during trial for policy limits, Orange County, Florida., 2014
    • $17,000,000 verdict in a wrongful death case involving a hit-and-run of a motorcycle., 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., 2019
    • Petersen Industries, 2019
    • Warner University, 2019
    • Lakeland Regional Medical Center, 2019
    • Southeastern University, 2019
    • Florida Southern College, 2019

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    Educational Background:

    • Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law, 1996
    • B.S. from Auburn University, Magna Cum Laude, 1993
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    Office Location for E. Blake Paul

    225 E Lemon St
    Suite 300
    Lakeland, FL 33801

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    Last Updated: 2/12/2020

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