Blake C. ErskineDedicated Personal Injury Lawyer in Longview, TXBlake C. Erskine has dedicated his law practice to seeking justice for those who have been injured, and has vigorously worked to improve the lives of those unfortunate enough to have been victims of someone elseâ€™s negligence.
Blake C. Erskine grew up in Techuacana, Texas, and graduated from Mexia High School. After receiving his BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1967 and a JDÂ cum laudeÂ in 1969 from Baylor Law School, Blake was licensed to practice in Texas in 1969. While at Baylor Law School, Blake was a member of Alpha Chi and served on the Editorial Board, Baylor Law Review for 1968-1969.
Our Longview personal injury attorney has practiced in state and federal courts since 1969 when he was licensed by the Texas Supreme Court. He received his license to practice with the United States Supreme Court in 1985 and is also licensed to practice in all four U. S. District Courts in Texas, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and has been admitted to practice on individual cases in New York, Illinois, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
Dedicated to ExcellenceBlake has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1969, and is a long-standing member of the Gregg County Bar Association, Northeast Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America (sustaining member). He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is a Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Foundation.
Blake is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Personal Injury Trial Law and has also been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Since 2006, he has also been awarded the Super Lawyers award every year. In addition, Blake is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is also a member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to Trial Lawyers who have achieved a trial verdict, award or settlement in excess of one million dollars.
"As a personal injury lawyer who primarily represents hurt victims I most often oppose insurance companies and large corporations. Invariably those companies do not have my clientâ€™s best interests at heart. I take the position that insurance companies must pay what they were paid to pay and corporations must be held accountable when they hurt my client."
Serving Clients in Texas Blake graduated at the end of July 2010 from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) in Dubois, Wyoming. TLC consists of an intensive three-week curriculum which began in 1994 and has graduated classes of selected trial lawyers from across the United States.
He has sponsored, and held various Board of Directors leadership positions in worthy civic organizations and community service programs, including Longview Hospice, Longview Boys' Baseball, and East Texas Hope Center.
Blake serves on theÂ Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.