BLAKE L. OLIVER
Partner
P: 334-745-6466 
F: 334-749-2800
Email: boliver@adamswhite.com
Kenya Mann, Legal Assistant | kmann@adamswhite.com
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Blake takes a proactive, commonsense approach to solving his clients’ litigation, employment, and real estate issues. He understands how judges and juries view legal disputes, which allows him to be consistently honest and upfront with his clients about likely outcomes. Blake has handled cases in 26 of Alabama’s 67 counties and has represented clients in all types of cases in both state and federal courts. He has also represented clients in litigation and arbitration matters in Georgia.
Blake is rated the highest rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and ethics. In 2017, he was selected to the Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Stars list, which is obtained by less than 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Alabama. He also maintains a 9.8 out of 10 rating on Avvo. 
 
Blake graduated cum laude (top 10% of his class) from Cumberland School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s list every semester. He was selected to be a member of the Cumberland Law Review and served as its research editor during his last year of law school. After law school, Blake clerked for Justice J. Gorman Houston, Jr. on the Alabama Supreme Court.  This experience gives him valuable insight into how trial court rulings and results will be viewed by appellate courts.

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EDUCATION


J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2003)

  • Research Editor, Cumberland Law Review
  • Graduated cum laude and in the top 10% of class
B.A., Political Science and Government, Auburn University (2000)
  • Graduated cum laude




LICENSED IN


  • Alabama (2003)
  • Georgia (2017)




ADMITTED IN


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama




PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES


  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • President, Lee County Bar Association (2019-2020)
  • Member, Lee County Bar Association
    • Past Vice President
    • Past Secretary
  • Member, Alabama State Bar Character & Fitness Committee
  • Member, Lawyer University Task Force
  • Board of Editors, The Alabama Lawyer
  • Graduate, Leadership Lee County
  • Graduate, Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum
  • Member, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Local Alumni Advisory Board, Sigma Nu Social Fraternity




REPRESENTATIVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE


  • Racial Discrimination Trial in Federal Court. A former employee filed a racial discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against Blake’s client, a sawmill in LaFayette, Alabama. The case was tried in the United States Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Blake represented the saw mill and obtained a jury verdict in its favor at trial.
  • Personal Injury Jury Trial. Blake's client was from Camp Hill, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She was sued in the Lee County, Alabama Circuit Court. She was accused of causing a car accident in Opelika, Alabama causing the Plaintiffs’ personal injuries. Blake successfully defended his client at trial and obtained a jury verdict in her favor.
  • Environmental Law Trial. Blake represented a limestone quarry. The quarry was accused of flooding a neighboring property owner's farmland. Blake successfully tried the case in Lee County, Alabama by obtaining a jury verdict well below the property owner's settlement offers before the trial.
  • Construction Litigation Jury Trial. Blake represented a general contractor who was defrauded by an engineering firm and not paid by a governmental entity. Blake was successful at trial obtaining a jury verdict in his client's favor in Opelika, Alabama. The seven-figure verdict is believed to be largest fraud verdict in Lee County history.
  • Summary Judgment for Mobile Home Park. Blake obtained a Summary Judgment pre-trial dismissal for a mobile home park alleged to have committed fraud regarding a lease-purchase agreement.
  • Summary Judgment for Limestone Quarry. Blake obtained a Summary Judgment pre-trial dismissal for a limestone quarry alleged to have been a nuisance to an adjoining landowner. Blake also obtained a Summary Judgment pre-trial dismissal for a limestone quarry accused of de-watering an adjacent landowner’s well.
  • Summary Judgment for Church in Slip & Fall Case. Blake obtained a Summary Judgment pre-trial dismissal for a church, which was alleged to have caused an elderly woman to be injured following a slip & fall.
  • Summary Judgment for Municipal Sewer Authority in Fraud Case. Blake obtained a Summary Judgment pre-trial dismissal of claims made by a developer against a municipal sewer and water authority related to a failed residential development.





CONTACT US

ADAMS WHITE & OLIVER, LLP

205 S 9th Street

Opelika, Alabama 36801

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