Shaun Blake

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbia, SC

Rogers Lewis
1901 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803-978-1965
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Health Care (20%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly-regarded civil trial attorney, Shaun Blake is a member of Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC. Based in Columbia, South Carolina, he represents individuals and businesses throughout the region. Admitted to practice before all South Carolina and North Carolina state courts, Mr. Blake is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina; the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

A significant portion of Mr. Blake's practice involves personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his client base in this regard comprises people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Blake has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients, through jury awards as well as settlement agreements that he has been able to negotiate with defendants and their insurance companies.

Mr. Blake has represented both employees and employers in litigation involving wage and hour claims, discrimination, qui tam actions, and wrongful termination. His trial and appellate experience has also included construction disputes, unfair trade practices, insurance coverage, contract breaches and other commercial matters. Mr. Blake's successful track record in all of his professional endeavors has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Born and raised in South Carolina, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, and in 2006 he was awarded his Juris Doctor and inducted into the Order of the Coif.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Health Care
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death


5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

About Shaun Blake

Admitted: 2007, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • "Legal Elite of the Midlands" in the area of Business Litigation, Columbia Business Monthly magazine, August 2017
  • Order of the Coif, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "The Recent Success of "Silent Tort Reform," The DefenseLine, Fall 2008, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Originally appeared in the IADC May 2008 Product Liability Newsletter � Special Edition)
  • "Effects of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Arbitrations and Class Action Litigation in South Carolina," South Carolina Lawyer, May 2011, p. 40.
  • "Selecting and Vetting Your Client's Expert Witnesses," The Defense Line, Spring 2009, Vol. 37, No. 1
  • "Shady Grove and CAFA: Opening the Federal Door for Class Actions Barred by States," Defense Counsel Journal, October 2010, Vol. 77, No. 4 (Originally appeared in the IADC June 2010 Business Litigation Committee Newsletter).

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Central District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2006
  • Richland County Bar Association, 2007
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 2007
  • Federal Bar Association, 2011


  • Edward M. Sun, M.D. v. Jackson & Coker Locum Tenens, LLC, 2010 WL 1962674 (D.S.C., 2010).
  • Bobbie and Minnie Walsh, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. Lugoff-Elgin Water District, 2009 WL 1044631 (D.S.C., 2009).
  • Medical Protective Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana v. South Carolina Medical Liability Ins. Joint Underwriting Ass'n., 648 F.Supp.2d 753 (D.S.C., 2009).
  • Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC v. Jim Hudson Superstore, Inc., 693 S.E.2d 33 (S.C. Ct.App. 2010).
  • Crystal Pines Home Owners Association, Inc. v. Don E. Phillips, et al., 716 S.E.2d 689 (S.C Ct.App. 2011).
  • Preservation Capital Consultants, LLC v. First American Title Insurance Company, 751 S.E.2d 256 (S.C. 2013)
  • Evanston Insurance Company v. Watts, et al., 52 F.Supp.3d 761 (D.S.C. 2014)

Educational Background

  • College of Charleston, B.S. in Economics, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Main Street Crit, Inc. - Shaun serves as a director and legal advisor to Main Street Crit, Inc., a 501I(3) organization that launched the nation’s first major nighttime running criterium race on Columbia’s Main Street and supports the City’s “Let’s Move!” initiative., 2012
  • Shaun volunteers his services as general counsel of Downtown Church, a newly chartered PCUSA congregation in downtown Columbia, SC., 2013
  • Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation - Shaun served as an appointed board member to the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation, where he focused on engaging the Columbia community to enjoy outdoor recreation., 2012

Industry Groups

  • and Government/Medicare Contractors
  • General Commercial
  • Insurance
  • Medical/Nursing
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Office Location for Shaun Blake

1901 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29211

Phone: 803-978-1965

Last Updated: 1/19/2021

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