Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Criminal Law

As an attorney, I understand the difficulties people face as they attempt to navigate their way through the Criminal Justice System, and I do not pass judgment on those individuals that come to us for help. I will provide you with straight-forward legal advise, during all court hearings, whether you are seeking the best plea agreement possible, or whether you wish to proceed to trial. We provide our clients with honest, practical advise on how their involvement in the criminal justice system will effect their individual lives, as well as their relatives. We advise all clients as to how their case will wind its way through the criminal justice system. Choose a law firm that you can trust to protect your legal rights and reputation.


If you are overwhelmed by debt, or your mortgage company has threatened to foreclose, or you are already in foreclosure, I want you to know about the services provided by our office. Since 1996, I have helped many people escape the burden of excess debt and reclaim their lives. The people I help are much like you…honest and hardworking, current on their bills, responsible borrowers, and users of credit cards, but drowning in interest payments. Whether you would like to remain in your home, have already relocated, or you have been foreclosed upon, we may be able to help you. There may be options available to you, including the filing of a Bankruptcy Petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court. If you wish to retain your home, you may qualify for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, thereby allowing you time to catch up on your payments. If you have already been foreclosed upon, or wish to relocate, you may qualify for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, thereby avoiding liability for the remaining balance of your mortgage. Should you wish to explore either of these options, please feel free to contact this office for a free legal consultation. Attorney Blake will explain to you what you can expect during the bankruptcy process, help you through the process, and help you make the best decisions for yourself.

Family Law and Divorce

Family Court issues affect a person both financially, and emotionally. There are many overwhelming issues that must be dealt with, often at the same time: locating new housing; changing a child's school system; developing a visitation schedule that suits both the parties, as well as the children's needs; planning a budget that may include the payment of child support, or even alimony. Issues such as the continuation of health insurance are often dealt with, as are the division of the parties' pensions/life insurance policies. My accessibility and contact with my clients during this time period is most important. I will fight to protect your rights during this most difficult time in order to protect you, your children, as well as the assets of the marriage, whether in a divorce action or custody battle. Experience is needed to protect your assets, such as the marital domicile, automobiles, household furnishings, pensions, retirement plans and related investments. My firm will also advise and address issues such as outstanding debts, mortgages and loans as well as tax exemptions and the issue of alimony, if needed.

Wills and Trusts
In addition to Last Will and Testaments, we provide clients with Advanced Directives including Living Wills; Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare; Durable Power of Attorney for financial matters; and HIPPA Privacy Waivers.
Probate Law and Guardianships
Whether probating an Estate, filing a for Guardianship, or filing a Petition for Adult Adoption, Attorney Blake will provide representation for you at any Probate Court throughout Rhode Island.
Business Law

We offer a variety of services to help businesses grow, including the preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws; filing a Limited Liability Company; preparation of Annual Reports; Stock Purchase and Sale Agreements; as well as Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements. We work with you from start to finish to help keep your business protected.

Personal Injury Law

If you are a driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident in Rhode Island, you must:* 1. Stop immediately, 2. Remain at the scene. 3. Move your vehicle if it is obstructing traffic. 4. Render reasonable assistance to anyone hurt in the accident. 5. Show your license and give your name, address and registration number to anyone involved in the accident who asks. 6. Notify the nearest local or state police as quickly as possible. 7. Within ten days of the accident, file a report with the Registry of Motor Vehicles if anyone was injured or property damage is $500 or more. If you fail to comply with any of the above you may be subject to a criminal fine and/or imprisonment. II. If you are involved in or a witness to a motor vehicle accident, you should: 1. Request the names, addresses and registration and insurance information of the owners and drivers of the motor vehicles involved. 2. Request the names and addresses of any witnesses. 3. Cooperate with police. 4. Read any witness statement before signing it, and request a copy. 5. Notify your insurance company as soon as possible. 6. Do not admit any fault or responsibility for the accident to anyone other than your own attorney or your insurance representative.

Contract Law

A contract is an exchange of promises between two or more parties to do, or refrain from doing, an act which is enforceable in a court of law. Whether drafting, interpreting, or litigating contractual disputes, please contact us for your free initial consultation regarding your legal needs.