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Scott’s practice is devoted to business and employment litigation. He has represented clients in both federal and state courts across the nation in matters involving trade secrets, non-competes, business torts, contracts, RICO, consumer fraud, products liability, and estates and trusts litigation.

Prior to joining Felhaber, Scott worked for a boutique litigation firm in Chicago where he focused on business litigation and trust and family business controversies. During law school, Scott worked at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation where he prosecuted physicians, nurses, and other health-related professionals for violations of their respective licensing acts. Scott also worked at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office and clerked for the Honorable Allen Goldberg, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Scott is admitted to practice law in Minnesota, Illinois, and U.S. District Courts of Minnesota and the Northern District of Illinois.

Representative Work

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of client who operates an MRI center and was sued by a competitor MRI center under a consumer fraud act.
  • Successfully litigated and settled a $10 million breach of contract, fraud, and RICO case in the Central District of California.
  • Won summary judgment in client’s favor in matter involving trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and breach of contract in the Central District of California.
  • Obtained summary judgment on adversary complaint filed in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruling that debt owed to client was nondischargeable under the Bankruptcy Code.

Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Named a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers® 2018-2021

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2013
  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Illinois, 2011

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, cum laude, 2011
  • B.A., Miami University, Anthropology & Political Science, magna cum laude, 2005

Scott D. Blake

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  • Let’s Be Reasonable: Fourth Amendment Principles in the Digital Age, The Chicago-Kent Seventh Circuit Review (Spring 2010)


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