J. Blake

Glatstein

Associate
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Blake focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters across several industries, including technology, financial services and real estate. Blake develops litigation strategies tailored to his clients’ overall business objectives. Blake has represented large businesses, family-run companies and high-net-worth individuals in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Blake worked as an Associate at a boutique litigation firm. He also served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Rutherford of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, assisting in the management and disposition of a wide range of cases.

Blake earned his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Barristers. Blake received the State of Bar of Texas's Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award—an accolade given to one student from each graduating class of Texas law schools. He earned a Dean’s Scholarship for academic distinction. While in law school, Blake served on the editorial board of the SMU Law Review and the executive board of the Board of Advocates. He represented clients and won his first trial in Texas District Court as a student and Fellow in the Civil and Consumer Legal Clinic.

Blake also served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant, III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Honorable Chief Robert Burns of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals and the Honorable Martin Hoffman of the 68th Civil District Court of Texas. Before attending law school, Blake held various sales and managerial roles in big and small companies.

When Blake takes a break from his work for clients, he is a member of the William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Bar Association. He also helps coach a prestige mock trial team at the SMU Dedman School of Law.

Education

Admissions

  • Clerkships

    • The Honorable Rebecca Rutherford, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Law Clerk)
    • The Honorable Amos L. Mazzant, III, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Judicial Intern)
    • The Honorable Robert Burns, Chief Justice, Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals (Judicial Intern)
    • The Honorable Martin Hoffman, 68th Civil District Court of Texas (Judicial Intern)
  • Memberships

    • William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Dallas Bar Association

Overview

Blake focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters across several industries, including technology, financial services and real estate. Blake develops litigation strategies tailored to his clients’ overall business objectives. Blake has represented large businesses, family-run companies and high-net-worth individuals in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Blake worked as an Associate at a boutique litigation firm. He also served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Rutherford of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, assisting in the management and disposition of a wide range of cases.

Blake earned his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Barristers. Blake received the State of Bar of Texas's Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award—an accolade given to one student from each graduating class of Texas law schools. He earned a Dean’s Scholarship for academic distinction. While in law school, Blake served on the editorial board of the SMU Law Review and the executive board of the Board of Advocates. He represented clients and won his first trial in Texas District Court as a student and Fellow in the Civil and Consumer Legal Clinic.

Blake also served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Amos L. Mazzant, III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Honorable Chief Robert Burns of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals and the Honorable Martin Hoffman of the 68th Civil District Court of Texas. Before attending law school, Blake held various sales and managerial roles in big and small companies.

When Blake takes a break from his work for clients, he is a member of the William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Bar Association. He also helps coach a prestige mock trial team at the SMU Dedman School of Law.

Experience

  • Fraudulent Transfer Litigation

    Served on a trial team representing a high-net-worth individual against a $180 MM fraudulent transfers claim. Case also involved allegations that client was the alter-ego of public and

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  • Financial Services Litigation

    Prepared a receivership application and brief in support for a regional, publicly-traded bank, securing a pre-judgment receivership to protect more than $10 MM of the bank’s

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  • Construction Litigation

    Assisted in the representation of a property owner as lead trial counsel. The case resulted in a win for the client when we successfully invalidated a mechanic’s lien.

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