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Blake C. Erskine Jr.
I was born on August 20, 1967, in Waxahachie, Texas. I grew up in Longview, Texas and moved to Austin after graduating from high school to attend the University of Texas. While at the University of Texas, I majored in business and was a member of the University of Texas football team.
My mother and father instilled in me the value and satisfaction of hard work, setting goals and helping others. My desire to become a trial lawyer grew from watching my father practice law and watching him help those who had been mistreated by their employers, insurance companies and big business.
I am married to my wife, Tammy who grew up in Sugarland, Texas. We are blessed with two beautiful daughters. We attend Austin Christian Fellowship in Austin. I enjoy bible study, Texas Longhorn Football, hunting, fly fishing, horses, and snow skiing.
Education & Experience
University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A 1990
Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D. 1992
University of Texas School of Law 1992
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
in Personal Injury Trial Law
Jury Trial Experience:
50 Jury Trials
State Bar of Texas
Travis County Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Supreme Court Internship Program Fall 1992
Travis County Attorney’s Office 1993-1995
Travis County District Attorney’s Office 1995-1996
The Onstad Law Firm 1996 to 2001
Erskine & Blackburn, L.L.P. 2001 to present
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
All State Courts in Texas
United States District Courts: Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern
Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
HONORS AND AWARDS:
AV® Preeminent™ Rating 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell.
Selected by Texas Monthly in 2004 as a “Rising Star.”
Selected to be included in the 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Texas Super Lawyers
2013 Inductee Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates