Mr. Blakely is a trial lawyer that specializes in handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, mass torts, class actions and other complex litigation. He attended Oxford College and Emory College of Emory University where he worked to obtain his Bachelor of Arts in 2002. Mr. Blakely earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006. While in law school, Mr. Blakely was a member of the Mock Trial Board and Mock Trial Team. He received the Weinberg, Wheeler, Huggins, Gunn and Dial Award for Outstanding Mock Trial Advocate. He served as a research assistant for Dean Rebecca H. White in the area of Employment Discrimination, and was a Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court Pupil, the Vice President of the Black Law Student’s Association, and a Dean’s Ambassador.
Prior to joining the law firm of Pope, McGlamry, Mr. Blakely worked for a large suburban law firm in Gwinnett County. He has tried several cases to verdict and successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia. He has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as a Special Master on professional, ethics and disciplinary issues. In 2010, Mr. Blakely was invited back to the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court to serve a two year term as a Barrister. He has also been selected for membership in The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 Under 40. Mr. Blakely is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the University of Georgia Alumni Association. He also serves on the Oxford College Alumni Board.
Mr. Blakely was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Georgia in 2006, and is licensed to practice in all Georgia courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States.