Stanford Blake brings his love of the law and people to South Florida to help make resolutions happen. After 22 years as a highly respected judge who presided over many high profile trials and complex cases. Stan Blake is ready to serve you with the resolution of conflicts.
Stanford Blake has been honored by the Family Bar with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers “Jurist of the Year” and by the Civil Bar with the Judge Steve Levine Award for Fairness, Integrity and Professionalism. He had received many other awards while on the Bench including, but not limited to, The Judge William Hoeveler Lifetime Achievement Award, The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence, The Conference of Circuit Judges Chair’s Award, The Justice Gerald Kogan Judicial Distinction Award, The Alan Schwartz Judicial Excellence Award, the League of Prosecutors Justice Award and the University of Miami Law Alumni Achievement Award. He was also honored to receive the highest bar approval rating ever of the Dade County Bar Association of almost 99% exceptionally qualified/qualified in 2012.
Stan Blake has always been involved with teaching. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law teaching Litigation Skills for nearly 20 years and teaches at the New Judge’s mandatory program yearly. Stan has also been a regular instructor for the Circuit Court Conference and Advanced Judicial Studies during his tenure on the Bench. He was a presenter for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 48th Annual Conference and a lecturer for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. for a national symposium on indigent defense in the United States.
Stanford Blake has also served our community for many years. He was the President of the Board of Directors of the Haven School for the Developmentally Disadvantaged President of the Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay as well as a Board Member of Lauren’s Kids. Having donated a kidney to his brother in 1996, Stan became active in the Transplant Foundation.
Stan Blake brings his Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediation to this community to help find a path to common ground and a road to resolution.
Circuit Court Judge—Eleventh Judicial Circuit—Family, Civil and Criminal Divisions—
22 years—1995-2016 including being the Administrative Judge in the Criminal Division and Associate Administrative Judge in the Family Division
Private Practice with Blake and Lida, P.A., Stanford Blake P.A., Rosinek and Blake P.A. and Todd, Rosinek and Blake P.A. 1978-1994.
Assistant Public Defender—Miami-Dade County—1973-1978
B.S. University of Florida (with High Honors) 1970
Juris Doctor—University of Miami School of Law 1973
Judge William Hoeveler Lifetime Achievement Award—by the Dade County Bar
Outstanding Jurist Award—American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence
The Florida Conference of Circuit Judges Chair’s Award
Justice Gerald Kogan Judicial Distinction Award
Judge Alan Schwartz Judicial Excellence Award
Judge Steve Levine Award for Fairness, Integrity and Professionalism
The Dade County Bar Criminal Justice Award
Thomas Davison III Memorial Service Award
The Jewish Legal Society, Rodef Shalom Award
The Council of Crime and Delinquency Distinguished Service Award
The League of Prosecutors Justice Award
The Transplant Foundation of South Florida Miracle Maker Award
Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law—Litigation Skills—1997-present
Dean—Handling Capital Cases—Florida Conference of Circuit Judges
Instructor—Advanced Judicial Studies for Judges
Instructor—New Judge’s College
Presenter for the Association of Family Conciliation Courts Annual Conference
Lecture for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C on Indigent Defense in the United States
Community and Positions
President of the Board of Directors of the Haven School for the Developmentally Disadvantaged
Board of Directors of Lauren’s Kids
President—Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club (twice)
Board of Directors for various organizations
Highest Rating on the Dade County Bar Poll (nearly 99% exceptionally qualified/qualified)
Donated a kidney to his brother (1996)
Chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (2005-2006)
Member of Iron Arrow