Blake A. Bittel
Blake’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law, civil litigation, trust and estate litigation, and mediation.
In his family law practice, Blake has extensive experience working with individuals as they navigate divorce and child custody agreements as well as division of assets, including land, businesses, farming operations and investments. Additionally, he has an extensive litigation practice, assisting businesses and individuals with a variety of issues.
While he is a skilled litigator with extensive trial experience—including time spent as a former district judge—Blake is also an experienced mediator and assists parties to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom, allowing them to control their settlement and save the litigation costs of trial.
Blake assists couples with the intricacies of divorce including property and asset division, as well as child custody, child support and paternity issues. His detail-orientated and empathic nature allows him to seamlessly aid clients through transitional periods in their lives.
His litigation experience spans from business disputes to personal injury cases to trust and estate litigation. Regardless of the matter, Blake is a steadfast advocate for his clients in the courtroom.
In mediation, Blake works hard to fully understand each party’s position. He uses that knowledge, and his former experience as a District Judge, to help both parties reach mutual agreements and settle matters outside of court.
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Blake grew up in Western Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Law before earning his J.D., with honors, from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1997. Following law school, he engaged in civil practice in based out of Oklahoma City for 14 years and represented businesses and individuals in complex litigation cases in Oklahoma and other States.
In 2016, Blake was appointed by the governor of Kansas to serve as the District Judge for the 23rd Judicial District. He handled a variety of cases and trials, including complex medical and personal injury actions; issues regarding farm, land and water rights; domestic and custody cases; disputed probate and trust issues; insurance disputes; and high-level criminal cases.
Fort Hays State University, B.A.
Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D.
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004