Blake Kurtzman is a legal intern in the Tacoma office.
Blake joined GLP Attorneys as an intern during his first year of law school. Working with the firm’s attorneys, Blake saw first-hand how a dedicated advocate can turn one of the most stressful and overwhelming moments in an individual’s life into something manageable. After one summer with the firm, Blake decided to dedicate the rest of his law-school career to sharpening his skills in hopes of serving plaintiffs at GLP Attorneys.
Blake is a proud Redhawk, graduating magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law. During law school, he got as much hands-on experience as possible. He completed two semester-long externships: one at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office and the other as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mary Jo Heston of the United States Bankruptcy Court at the Western District of Washington.
Blake was also an editor of the Seattle University Law Review and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, and he competed in several oral advocacy competitions, including the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition at St. John’s University in New York alongside his GLP Attorneys colleague, Phillip Ayers.
- The CALI Excellence for the Future Award® winner for highest grade in four classes:
- Advanced Torts
- Products Liability
- Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2023
- Wake Forest University, B.A., Economics, 2018
- Washington State Bar, 2023
- Serves on the West Seattle Golf Club Board of Directors
- Monthly volunteer at Teen Feed on behalf of Temple Beth Am dedicated to providing food resources for homeless youth
Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Blake now lives in Seattle with his wife, Maya, and their 7-year-old Boxer mutt, Pearl, who refuses to walk for more than five minutes at a time. Although still a devoted Philly sports fan, the PNW has become Blake’s permanent home. His favorite activities include playing in amateur golf competitions around Washington, traveling to Eagles road games, and road-tripping to the Oregon coast.