Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude (2019)
University of Montana, Bachelor of Arts (2014)
Blake’s practice consists primarily of business litigation. Coming from an insurance defense background, Blake is familiar with a wide range of different types of complex litigation. Blake brings this versatile experience to Emerge’s litigation group, which helps him assist clients in navigating the unique challenges of cannabis business litigation.
Blake is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School. While in law school, Blake was involved in the Small Business Legal Clinic and was an associate editor on the Lewis & Clark Law Review. While earning his law degree, Blake worked at a plaintiff’s side personal injury firm, where he further developed his litigation experience. Blake also was a judicial intern for the Honorable Senior Judge Anna J. Brown in the United States District Court of Oregon.
Reefer Madness in Federal Court: An Overview of How Federal Courts are Dealing with Cannabis Litigation and Why it is Necessary to “Dig Into the Weeds,” 23 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 967 (2019)
Outside of the Office
Blake grew up on the Oregon coast, and has worked in Portland since graduating law school. Prior to attending law school, Blake managed a dispensary and started his own business in the Oregon cannabis industry. In his free time, Blake enjoys mountain biking and playing music.
Blake’s Blogs & News
Authors: Jay Purcell, Shareholder; Kaci Hohmann, Attorney; Blake Marvis, Attorney; Leticia Maskell, Law Clerk Summary. On July 31, 2023, the…
Court v. Arbitration: Why You May Want to Rethink Putting a Mandatory Arbitration Clause in Your Contracts
Author: Blake Marvis, Emerge Litigation Attorney Rarely do litigators these days come across a contract that does not contain an…
Residency Requirements Under Attack – Analysis of the First Circuit’s Opinion on the Dormant Commerce Clause’s Effect on Cannabis Residency Requirements
Author: Blake Marvis, Attorney at Emerge Law Group; Oregon Litigation Practice Group In August, the First Circuit Court of Appeals…
Author: Jake Cormier As the markets for legal cannabis continue to expand nationwide, companies continue to develop new products to…
Emerge Law Group Challenges Sonoma County, California Policy of Fining Medical Cannabis Users as Illicit Commercial Growers
Sonoma County, CA, August 16, 2021 — Emerge Law Group has filed a Petition in California Superior Court challenging penalties…
Portland, OR – Emerge Law Group (“Emerge”) a full-service business law firm well known for its leading cannabis and psychedelics practices, announced…