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Edward J. Blake Jr.

Edward J. Blake Jr.


Family Law and Estate and Probate Lawyer
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Blake Behme Law Group, P.C.
Belleville, IL

About Edward J. Blake Jr.

Attorney Biography

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. offers a full range of legal services in the Metro East, Southern Illinois and Central Illinois Regions.

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the most trusted and respected service for rating attorneys in the United States. The highest possible rating for legal abilities and reputation by other lawyers.

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. has experienced representing clients in a wide variety of practice areas including:

Family Law, Divorce Law, Military Divorce, Executive Divorce, Child Custody Battles, Orders of Protection, Modification Procedures, Grandparents Rights, Removal/Relocation, Adoption, Probate, Will and Trust Contests, Wills and Trusts, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estates and Trusts, Avoidance of Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification, Real Estate Tax Complaints, Farm Law, Tax Law, Internal Revenue Service Law, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Tax Relief, Civil/Criminal, Civil Lawsuits, Criminal Defense, Trial Lawyers, Business Law, Consumer Fraud Law, Identity Theft, Personal Injury and other areas of law.

Our purpose is to provide the highest quality representation for our clients. We deliver excellent representation to our clients. We are loyal to our clients. We respect our clients, the law and its importance in society. We are ethical and dedicated.

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. was founded in 1983. With our primary offices located in Belleville, Illinois, for the convenience of our clients, we also have offices located in Collinsville and Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, and Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois.

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C.’s attorneys are in Court in various counties in either Southern Illinois or Central Illinois on a daily basis.

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. has a reputation throughout the Metro East and Southern Illinois and Central Illinois Regions for delivering quality legal representation in a timely manner in a wide variety of cases.

Every client at Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. is treated with respect, in a professional manner. Our law firm has earned our client’s trust and respect by delivering quality representation for decades.

Our attorneys and legal assistants are involved in various community activities, charitable organizations, churches and other types of community involvement, and our law firm supports and/or financially contributes to various charitable organizations and schools. Please visit our success stories page of the website for a representative sampling of some of the areas of law in which we practice and results achieved for our clients.

We believe that "the strength of the effort is the measure of the result". Please visit our Testimonials page of the website which represents a sampling of some of the testimonials we have received from clients.

The attorneys at Blake Behme Law Group, P.C. have provided quality legal services to the residents and businesses of Southern Illinois for decades. We serve clients in St. Clair County, Madison County, Clinton County, Monroe County, Jersey County, Macoupin County, Montgomery County, Bond County, as well as other counties throughout the State of Illinois, as well as a vast variety of cities, including Belleville, East St. Louis, O’Fallon, Fairview Heights, Edwardsville, Mascoutah, Red Bud, Waterloo, Granite City, Alton, Swansea, Shiloh, Greenville, Centralia, Chester, Carbondale, DuQuoin, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, Highland, Salem, Vandalia, Jerseyville, Litchfield, Carlinville, Effingham, Benton, Anna, Vienna, Metropolis, and other cities.


Practice Areas

 
Family Law (55%)
 
Estate and Probate Law (35%)
 
Real Estate Law (5%)
 
Tax Law (5%)

Résumé - Edward J. Blake Jr.

Bar Licenses

Illinois State Bar
Illinois
Member in Good Standing
1978

Work Experience

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C.
2014

Blake Law Group, P.C.
20112014

Blake Behme Law Group, P.C.
Brehm Prepatory School - Board Member
2011

Blake & Allen, P.C.
20042011

Edward J. Blake, Jr., P.C.
19832004

Assistant State's Attorney - St. Clair County
1981

Belleville Public School District - School Board
19791980

Pope & Driemeyer
19781981

Listeman, Brandy & Hamilton - Law Clerk
19771978

Kassly Bone Becker & Carlson - Law Clerk
1976

Cadigan, Cain & Tognarelli - Law Clerk
1976

Baltimore Orioles - Third Round Draft Choice
19701974

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Education

Washington University in St. Louis
Master of Law LLM
1982

St. Louis University School of Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
1978

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Master in B.A. Cum Laude
1977

St. Louis University
B.S.B.A.
1975

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Awards & Recognitions

Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of Illinois
American Society of Legal Advocates
2015

Senior Counsel
The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
2015

Top One Percent Attorney
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015

Leading Lawyers Network
Leading Lawyers Network
2014

10 AVVO Superb Rating
AVVO
2014

"AV" Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2009

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Edward J. Blake Jr.
Blake Behme Law Group, P.C.
521 W. Main Street Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
www.blakelawgrouppc.com
Office: 618-233-7900

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