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Hon. Amy Blake*
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ablake@nesl.edu

Hon. Amy Blake*

Lecturer on Law

Education

JD New England Law | Boston, BA University of Rochester

Professional Background

Amy Lyn Blake is an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the intermediate appellate court for the state of Massachusetts. Blake was appointed to the Appeals Court by Governor Deval Patrick and joined the Court on September 9, 2014. Prior to that, Blake was a judge in the Probate & Family Court from 2008-2014, having been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick. She served as an Assistant District Attorney until 1994, prosecuting cases in the District Court bench and six-person jury sessions while supervising the District Attorney's Office in two district courts.

From 1994 to 2008 she focused her private practice on domestic relations law with the firms of White, Inker & Aronson, Yasi & Yasi, and Casner & Edwards, rising from associate to partner. She represented parties in all aspects of domestic relations proceedings. Blake was named 'Distinguished Jurist' in 2013 by the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, and in 2017, she received the 'Jurist of the Year Award' by the Middlesex County Bar Association. She also currently serves on the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal, and as an Associate Editor of the Massachusetts Law Review.