Blake Rummel is a litigator focused exclusively in the areas of probate, conservatorship, and estate and trust litigation. She has been successfully resolving disputes for almost 30 years, both in and out of the courtroom. Blake is highly respected by her peers, assisting them when client matters turn from administration to litigation. Although she is aggressive in representing the best interests of her clients, she treats every client with compassion and discretion, sensitive to the emotions that often cloud the parties’ ability to amicably reach agreement.
Through her representation of both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, Blake has tremendous insight into the concerns typical to all parties to a matter. In representing fiduciaries, she collaborates with the trust departments of financial institutions and other clients to ensure compliance with all statutory and fiduciary obligations. In representing beneficiaries, she advocates for their best interests and receipt of bequests as intended by the benefactor. In addition to individuals, she frequently represents charities, thereby helping clients fulfill their intended philanthropic goals.
While every matter has unique nuances, Blake believes that she is able to achieve the best possible outcome for each client as a result of the firm’s depth in estate planning and administration. Among the firm’s attorneys are experts in virtually every aspect of the estate planning and administration process. This leads to efficiency as well as being economically beneficial for clients.
A frequent speaker, Blake often presents on a variety of subjects for Continuing Education of the Bar, the State Bar of California, the USC Trusts and Estates Conference, the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP) training program and various others bar associations and organizations. She finds great fulfillment in educating others on the nuances of resolving trust and estate related disputes, and in volunteering for the PVP.
Blake was named 2017 Trust Litigation Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. She is honored to have been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® each year since 2005 and has been rated “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 / 5.0” on Martindale-Hubbell® by her peers