Blake Marks-Dias

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Corr Cronin LLP
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3900
Seattle, WA 98154-1051
Phone: 206-501-3509
Fax: 206-625-0900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Civil Litigation: Defense (20%), Employment Litigation: Defense (20%), Environmental Litigation (10%), Professional Liability: Defense (10%)

About Blake Marks-Dias

Admitted: 1998, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.corrcronin.com/our-team/blake-marks-dias/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Trustees, Childhaven; President of the Board, Norwhest Health Law Advocates; Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach

Educational Background

  • B.A., cum laude, Gonzaga University; 1st Place Speaker, 2nd Place Team, 1995 CEDA National College Debate Tournament

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Article regarding the scope of privilege attached to intra-firm communications regarding an existing client., "How Privileged Is Communication With Your Firm's In-House Counsel", NWLawyer, 2014
  • Presentation., Presenter, Serving Clients: What Makes Good Client Service and What are Our Key Ethical Obligations, William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, 2018
  • Presentation on the possible pitfalls of overpreparation., Presenter, Let it Be: The Dangers of Overpreparing a Witness, Network of Trial Law Firms, 2018
  • Article regarding strategies for successful defense of employment discrimination cases., Changing the Narrative in Employment Discrimination Cases, King County Bar Bulletin, 2018
  • Moderated panel on how to develop winning trial strategies in IP cases., Moderator, IP Trials Roundtable, IP Defense Summit, 2016
  • Lecture on how to create a winning narrative in employment discrimination trials., Speaker, Changing the Narrative in Employment Discrimination Trials, Network of Trial Law Firms, 2017
  • Participated in moderated debate on the ACLU's proposed changes to the rules on peremptory strikes., Speaker, Proposed Changes to Peremptory Strikes, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2016
  • Executive Board Member, William L. Dwyer Inn of Court

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Lead trial counsel in case alleging breach of fiduciary duty.  Confidential settlement prior to entry of judgment., 2017
  • Co-lead trial counsel, prosecuting multi-million dollar MTCA cost recovery action. The case settled on favorable terms the day before trial., 2018
  • Favorable settlement, on the eve of trial, in wrongful death case against a municipality., 2019
  • Defense verdict for Fortune 50 client in alleged employment discrimination case., 2015
  • Favorible settlement, on eve of trial, of client's multi-million dollar MTCA claims against neighboring property owner., 2016
  • Favorable property valuation following trial on behalf of utility client., 2015
  • Defense verdict for University of Washington in alleged employment discrimination case., 2015

Representative Clients

  • Pierce County, 2019
  • USAA, 2019
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Office Location for Blake Marks-Dias

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 3900
Seattle, WA 98154-1051

Last Updated: 1/28/2021

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