Blake A. Bittel
A former district judge, Blake Bittel’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, domestic and family law, criminal defense, commercial law, and mediation. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and Oklahoma. Blake is based in our Salina office but meets clients at our Hays location as well.
Blake was born in WaKeeney, Kansas, grew up on a farm in Trego County, and graduated from Ellis High School. He graduated from Fort Hays State University before earning his JD degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1997. Following law school, he engaged in civil practice in Oklahoma City for 14 years and represented business and individual clients in complex litigation cases.
In 2007, Blake moved back to Kansas and joined Kennedy Berkley. In 2016, he 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 issues.
Fort Hays State University, BS
Oklahoma City University School of Law, JD
2004, U.S. Supreme Court
With practice areas that include civil litigation, domestic and family law, criminal defense, commercial law, and mediation, Blake is uniquely qualified to put his expertise to work for you — no matter your legal needs. He currently serves clients in Kansas and Oklahoma.
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