Blake Marks-Dias

Blake Marks-Dias

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Corr Cronin LLP
 | 1001 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98154-1051
Phone: 206-501-3509
Fax: 206-625-0900
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%)

    About Blake Marks-Dias

    Admitted: 1998, Washington

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    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

    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

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., cum laude, Gonzaga University; 1st Place Speaker, 2nd Place Team, 1995 CEDA National College Debate Tournament
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    Office Location for Blake Marks-Dias

    1001 Fourth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98154-1051

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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