Blake is a partner in the firm’s Tennessee office. He focuses his practice on federal and state regulatory compliance for consumer financial services companies and their third-party vendors. Blake is a frequent presenter to industry groups including CFSA, FiSCA, Online Lenders Alliance, and the Payday Bar Association. Before joining Hudson Cook, Blake was a shareholder at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. where he served for more than four years as in-house counsel for a large, multi-state consumer financial services company. Blake served as a law clerk for The Honorable Houston M. Goddard with the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Blake is a member of the American and Tennessee Bar Associations and the State Bar of Georgia. Blake received a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee in 1998. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from North Carolina State University.