Blake was born and has lived in the Twin Cities area his entire life. He attended Our Lady of Grace middle school and graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in 2006. He played basketball at Saint John’s University and graduated in 2010 with a double major in political science and psychology. He earned his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in 2013.Blake excelled at William Mitchell, ranking in the top tier of his class. During his time at William Mitchell Blake was on the William Mitchell Law Review as both a Staff Member and as an Editor. He concentrated his studies on litigation and, after his first year, began clerking for the Honorable Joanne M. Smith in Ramsey County District Court. While working full time and attending school part time, Blake worked with Judge Smith on hundreds of cases, ranging from misdemeanor crimes, consumer credit, and first-degree murders.
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