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Blake Saffels focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and general business litigation.

Blake is a graduate of the University of Kansas Business School (B.S., 2013) and the University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2021), where he worked as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and served as Business Manager of the Kansas Law Review. During law school, Blake received both the Jack E. Dalton Legal Writing Award and the Payne & Jones Award for Superior Oral Advocacy Skill. Blake also competed in the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, where he and his teammate received the award for best brief and placed third overall.

Before attending law school, Blake managed operations for two companies in very dissimilar industries. This diverse background gives him an understanding of the day-to-day difficulties and triumphs of running a business, along with the challenges presented by becoming involved in litigation. Blake’s experience motivates him to fight for the most favorable legal result possible for his clients while minimizing disruptions to their lives and businesses.

In his free time, Blake enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, exploring nature, listening to podcasts, and cheering for all the Kansas City sports teams.

 

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D. with Advocacy Skills Certificate, 2021)
    • Business Manager of the Kansas Law Review
    • Judicial Intern for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • University of Kansas Business School (B.S. Accounting and Finance, 2013)

Bar Jurisdictions

  • Missouri, 2021

Professional Memberships/Community Involvement

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association