Kevin M. Blake

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Smith Mirabella Blake LLC
 | 100 North 20th Street, Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-422-4100
Fax: 215-422-4101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kevin M. Blake is a partner with Smith Mirabella Blake, LLC, law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, Mr. Blake provides unmatched representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout each of those states who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death resulting from electrocution, motor vehicle accidents, dangerous property conditions and other preventable tragedies

    ·       Traumatically induced deafness, traumatic brain injuries and other serious orthopedic and neurologic injuries

    ·       Dram shop liability claims

    ·       Commercial litigation

    ·       Employment law and litigation

    ·       Other civil disputes and litigation matters

    A veteran of more than 150 jury trials, Mr. Blake has the extensive skills and resources necessary to handle his clients' matters efficiently, and he has achieved considerable success advocating for his plaintiff clients in state and federal courts across his region, as well as negotiating favorable settlements on their behalf. At all turns, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting their rights and entitlements, and he has earned a reputation for his tenacity, preparedness and aggressive approach at achieving the positive results his clients expect and deserve.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Blake has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including a Lawyers of Distinction rating in 2018. Moreover, he has received many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many during very difficult and uncertain times in their lives.

    A 1990 graduate of Drexel University, Mr. Blake attended Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with honors in 1996. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the New Jersey Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations, and he is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Schuyler Council 1333 and the Chester County Wolfe Tone Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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    About Kevin Blake

    Admitted: 1996, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://smblawfirm.com/attorneys/kevin-m-blake-esquire/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 100: 2017 Philadelphia Super Lawyers Lists
    • Top 100: 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
    •  Lawyer of Distinction, 2018
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2005 - 2006, Thomson Reuters Business
    • Kevin was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®, 2009-2010 and 2012-2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
    • New Jersey Association of Justice
    • New York
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • Chester County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member Ancient Order of Hibernians, Chester County Division Member Knights of Columbus, Counsel 1333, 2001
    • Monsignor Schuyler Council 1333, Member
    • Knights of Columbus, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented discussion on recent Pennsylvania caselaw regarding whether defense counsel can compel a plaintiff to disclose his/her social networking passwords and allow counsel access to review those same social networking accounts., Speaker, 2011 Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC, Annual Insurance Defense Conference, 2011
    • Speaker, Investigating and Litigating Insurance Fraud, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Conference, 2012
    • My article on whether you can compel an opposing party to provide access to social networking passwords and ID's was published in the February 2012 edition of Claims Magazine., Author, The Big Reveal of 'Private' Social Media Data, 2012
    • Speaker - Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC, Insurance Seminar.  Subject - Experts, Pros and Cons., Speaker, 2012
    • Presented the Defense perspective on trying limited tort cases to verdict and use of social media at trial., Speaker - PA Association for Justice, Auto Law Strategies, 2012
    • Co-presenter on Charging Conference and Closing Arguments., Speaker, PADC Young Lawyers Civil Trial Program, 2013
    • Speaker at PDI Annual Conference - Auto Law Update., Panel member, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, 2013
    • Speaker - Settling Your Auto Accident Case, Tips & Strategies for Settling Your Auto Accident Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
    • Speaker - Tips to Claims Handlers for Settling Cases; Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC, Insurance Law Seminar, , 2013
    • Panel speaker at presentation for adjusters and brokers at Xchanging in London, England., Speaker, Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith - Best Claims and Litigation Strategies, 2014
    • Presented on Direct and Cross Examination of Medical Expert Witnesses at Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg, LLC, CLE presentation., Speaker, 2015
    • Presenter, Changes in Montgomery County Local Rules of Civil Procedure, 2015
    • Prepared and presented on Top Ten Practice Tips for Insurance Defense Attorneys, CLE Presentation, 2016
    • Social Media, from Search to Court Room, CLE, Presenter, 2016
    • Presenter/Panelist, Trying A Case In State Court, PBI, 2016
    • Presenter on CE/CLE focusing on issues involved in New Jersey UM and UIM claims., New Jersey UM/UIM Law, 2016
    • Presenter, Selected Issues in Pennsylvania UM/UIM Law, 2017
    • Presenter, CE, Evaluating Personal Injury Claims in Pennsylvania, 2017
    • Presenter, CLE - Taking Depositions - A Primer, 2017
    • Taking and Defending Expert Depositions
    • Legal Liability for Use of Autonomous Vehicles in the Restaurant and Retail Industries, C.L.M., Presenter, 2018
    • Presenter, Convenience: Not so Easy Food and Retail Delivery Considerations in the Not So Big Easy, National Retail And Restaurant Defense Association, 2018
    • Lifting The Veil of Confusion On Rideshare Programs and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Presenter, Pennsylvania Association Of Defense Counsel, 2018
    • Speaker, I, Robot Will Get You Sued, Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum, 2018
    • Speaker - PDI Annual Conference, Battling Insurance Fraud: Three Perspectives, 2011
    • Speaker - Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg Annual Conference, Annual Insurance Defense Conference, 2010
    • Moderator, PDI Annual Conference, 2010
    • Speaker - PA Association for Justice, Auto Law Strategies, 2010
    • Speaker - PA Association for Justice, Proving Brain and Psychological Injuries, 2007
    • Speaker - PA Association for Justice, Proving Pain II: How to Convey and Prove Pain to the Fact Finders, 2009

    Newsletters:

    • The Subrogator Magazine, Winter 2008, Update on Pennsylvania Law

    Educational Background:

    •  Drexel University, Bachelors of Science in Commerce and Engineering

    Industry Groups

    • Chester County Bar Association
    • New Jersey Association Of Justice
    • Pennsylvania Association Of Justice
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    Office Location for Kevin M. Blake

    100 North 20th Street
    Suite 303
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-422-4100

    Fax: 215-422-4101

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    Last Updated: 4/2/2020

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