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Blake C. Width

Blake C. Width is a skilled creditors’ rights attorney with a broad litigation background

Since joining Lindabury in 2003, Blake has focused his practice in the areas of creditors’ rights litigation and insurance defense. It isn’t uncommon for Blake to provide comprehensive creditor litigation services to small business owners who find themselves in need of an attorney who handles everything from collecting accounts receivable to counseling on the obligations of debtors involved in complex bankruptcy proceedings.

As creditor counsel, he has served both large and small unsecured business creditors from a variety of industries, in addition to trustees and secured creditors including credit unions, banks, inventory suppliers, financial institutions, and community associations. Blake's creditor practice has involved litigation before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, as well as the before Superior Court of New Jersey.

In addition to creditors’ rights litigation, Blake has substantial experience in the areas of insurance defense, community associations, public safety, municipal, construction, and general commercial litigation. As well as providing insurance defense litigation services, he has pursued cases on behalf of insurance industry clients in subrogation, and acted as coverage counsel. Blake has litigated cases before New Jersey courts ranging from the municipal level to the New Jersey Appellate Division, New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States, in addition to having been admitted pro hac vice in various other jurisdictions. Among the more noteworthy cases outside the areas of creditors’ rights litigation and insurance defense, Blake successfully defended a contractor faced with substantial liability under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, before the trial court and appeals eventually leading to the New Jersey Supreme Court, and he successfully represented a municipal client in connection with a constitutional challenge to an ordinance through the appeal of the case to the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Lindabury, Blake was employed by a Newark ­based regional law firm, and while in law school, Blake served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Frederick P. DeVesa, New Jersey Superior Court.

Noteworthy Decisions:
Holt v. Laube, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2994, 2011 WL 6141466 (App.Div. Dec. 12, 2011), certif. denied, 210 N.J. 108 (2012)

State v. Feeley, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2402, 2011 WL 4056057 (App.Div. Sept. 14, 2011), certif. denied, 212 N.J. 287 (2012), cert. denied, 134 S.Ct. 472 (2013)

Education
  • J.D., Seton Hall University, 2002
  • B.A., Bates College, 1998
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey