Blake Neal is an Associate at Wilkinson Stekloff. Before joining the firm, Blake was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Blake attended Yale Law School, where he served as Senior Editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation. During law school, Blake represented clients in criminal proceedings and state parole hearings through the Samuel Jacobs Criminal Justice Clinic. Blake served as President for the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale and presided over arbitrations with the Yale Arbitration and Administrative Law Project. He also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina and for the Honorable Judge William B. Traxler for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Served as member of the defense team in Clark v. Monsanto, a trial involving claims that the herbicide Roundup causes Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Clark was the fourth case in this mass tort to go to trial; the three previous trials resulted in verdicts against Monsanto ranging from $81 million to over $2 billion. After a single day of deliberation, a jury delivered the first-ever verdict for Monsanto in the Roundup mass tort litigation.