Blake Dillion represents clients in all aspects of employment, business, and insurance coverage litigation, as well as business transactions and employment law counseling, making him a one-stop shop for legal representation.
Blake’s employment law practice focuses on representing employers in single-plaintiff and large class and representative actions raising claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower status, family and medical leave, and wage-and-hour claims. Blake also regularly counsels employers on a wide array of labor and employment issues, including compliance with federal and state laws, and has experience drafting employment agreements, policies, and handbooks.
Blake’s insurance coverage practice focuses on representing policyholders in insurance-related matters against their insurers, advising policyholders when tendering to insurers, and resolving third-party claims in a way that maximizes the use of insurance proceeds. He also represents clients in bad-faith lawsuits where the insurer refused to defend, failed to conduct a fair investigation, underpaid claims, wrongfully denied coverage, or engaged in other conduct that harms its policyholder’s interests. Blake also defends lawsuits against policyholders brought by insurers for reimbursement of benefits paid under an insurance policy.
Blake’s business law practice focuses on representing businesses in breach of contract, non-competition, and unfair competition disputes, as well as counseling clients on a variety of pre-litigation matters, particularly on issues related to non-competition agreements. Blake also has experience handling various business transactions, including contract negotiation and preparation and purchase and sale of businesses.
Blake grew up in Southern California and obtained his undergraduate degree from USC. After dabbling in sales, marketing, and operations, Blake returned to higher education to obtain his J.D. and M.B.A. from Loyola Law School.
When not in the office, Blake enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sports, camping, horseback riding, surfing, and playing in the snow.
- Won summary judgment on age and disability discrimination and harassment claims.
- Settled wage-and-hour representative and class action for 10 percent of client’s exposure.
- Negotiated pre-litigation settlements of numerous single-claimant wage-and-hour and discrimination claims.
- Won summary judgment for a major sporting goods manufacturer in a lawsuit against its Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability insurer regarding coverage for a nationwide consumer class action.
- Managed all aspects of factual and expert discovery for $50 million coverage dispute in complex construction defect action that settled favorably for client.
- Analyzed and responded to multiple coverage denials regarding allegations of violations of Health & Safety Code asserted against numerous senior nursing facilities under healthcare liability policies.
- Recovered more than $2.8 million dollars from insurers and subcontractors in duty-to-defend disputes involving more than 20 underlying construction defect actions.
- Negotiated coverage under healthcare liability and professional services policies for a medical contractor for state prison facilities in an action alleging violations of civil rights of pre-trial detainees.