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SHAUN C. BLAKE, ESQ.

EDUCATION

College of Charleston, B.S., Economics
University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude

CONTACT

EMAIL: SBLAKE@ROGERSLEWIS.COM
DIRECT: 803-978-1965
MOBILE: 803-834-9335
PARALEGAL: Tyler Koester: 803-728-6044

Shaun's practice is centered on high-stakes litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, with a focus on assisting individuals and businesses injured by the wrongdoing of others. Most recently, Shaun was recognized in August 2017 by as a "Legal Elite of the Midlands" in the area of business litigation by Columbia Business Monthly magazine. Shaun also litigates employment disputes in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Rogers Lewis, Shaun was a partner at Adams and Reese LLP, an AmLaw 200 Law Firm.

Shaun was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended the College of Charleston. Throughout college, Shaun worked for one of the men he admires most - his first legal mentor, James A. Stuckey, Jr. - who showed him the dedication, professionalism, and sense of humor that is required to be a successful litigator. After attending law school in Columbia, SC, Shaun practiced workers' compensation law in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shaun moved back to Columbia in 2007, and he is married and has two children. Shaun currently volunteers his legal services as General Counsel for Downtown Church, a Presbyterian Church congregation in Columbia, and for the Soda City Crit, a holiday race on Main Street dedicated to encouraging youths to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain and Spinal Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Significant Tort and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Real Estate, Title and Business Litigation
  • Commercial and Contract Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

SELECTED DECISIONS


  • Evanston Insurance Company v. Watts, et al., 52 F.Supp.3d 761 (D.S.C. 2014)
  • Preservation Capital Consultants, LLC v. First American Title Insurance Company, 751 S.E.2d 256 (S.C. 2013)
  • Crystal Pines Home Owners Association, Inc. v. Don E. Phillips, et al., 716 S.E.2d 689 (S.C Ct.App. 2011).
  • Edward M. Sun, M.D. v. Jackson & Coker Locum Tenens, LLC, 2010 WL 1962674 (D.S.C., 2010).
  • Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC v. Jim Hudson Superstore, Inc., 693 S.E.2d 33 (S.C. Ct.App. 2010).
  • Medical Protective Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana v. South Carolina Medical Liability Ins. Joint Underwriting Ass'n., 648 F.Supp.2d 753 (D.S.C., 2009).
  • Bobbie and Minnie Walsh, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. Lugoff-Elgin Water District, 2009 WL 1044631 (D.S.C., 2009).

PUBLICATIONS

"Effects of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Arbitrations and Class Action Litigation in South Carolina," South Carolina Lawyer, May 2011, p. 40.
"Shady Grove and CAFA: Opening the Federal Door for Class Actions Barred by States," Defense Counsel Journal, October 2010, Vol. 77, No. 4 (Originally appeared in the IADC June 2010 Business Litigation Committee Newsletter).
"Selecting and Vetting Your Client's Expert Witnesses," The DefenseLine, Spring 2009, Vol. 37, No. 1
"The Recent Success of "Silent Tort Reform," The DefenseLine, Fall 2008, Vol. 36, No. 2 (Originally appeared in the IADC May 2008 Product Liability Newsletter Special Edition).


ADMISSIONS


  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Central District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court

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