Contact Blake Erskine

email: berskine@erskine-blackburn.com

phone: 512.684.8900

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

Undergraduate Education:

University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A 1990

Graduate Education:

Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D. 1992

University of Texas School of Law 1992

Board Certifications:

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
in Personal Injury Trial Law

Jury Trial Experience:

50 Jury Trials

Memberships:

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

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

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