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J. Blake Hike

Fort Wayne, IN
Favorite book:
The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle.

Blake works closely with the owners and executives of emerging-to-midsized companies to resolve a host of disputes quickly, efficiently, and economically. He has represented clients in disputes involving contracts, non-competes, non-solicits, employee mobility, sales representative and commission agreements, trademark, copyright, patent, ownership rights, and employment matters, and he often represents clients in bet-the-company lawsuits that threaten the survival and well-being of the company.

For those who are not regularly involved in litigation, the process can seem opaque, confusing, and complex. His job is to act as a guide and to steer the client expertly through the process.

In each case, he communicates early and often—by initially tailoring a case strategy specific to the objectives and the facts and law of the case; laying out what to expect and providing a detailed budget; and then keeping his clients apprised throughout the process. Because, at the end of the day, litigation often comes down to assessing the cost and burden of litigating versus the expected returns.

Areas of Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Health Law Concentration
    • Law Review: Indiana Health Law Review, Executive Production Editor
  • Manchester University
    • B.S.
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Manchester University President’s Leadership Council, member; American Inns of Court, member.
Publications and Speaking
  • Contributing Author, Cross-Examination: The Lawyer’s Time to Shine, 2009 Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum.
  • Note, An Athlete’s Right to Privacy Regarding Sport-Related Injuries: HIPAA and the Creation of the Mysterious Injury, 6 IND. HEALTH L. REV. 47 (2009).