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Blake Garner

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Blake Garner Partner

Blake Garner joined Santel | Garner in 2018. Blake's practice focuses on business services and litigation, insurance defense/personal injury, real estate, employment, and government. Blake represents individuals, businesses, non-profit corporations, and insurance industry clients. Blake has successfully represented nationwide companies, small businesses, and governmental entities in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court. He has also defended government clients in cases involving the Governmental Tort Liability Act (GTLA), ยง 1983 claims (civil rights), land use/zoning, and employment cases.

In addition to his litigation practice, Blake serves as outside counsel to various local business and non-profit organizations to provide risk management, legal compliance, contract drafting/negotiation, and employment-related services.

Blake graduated with a BA from Western Kentucky University in 2008. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2012 where he was elected a member of the Order of Barristers, served on the Moot Court Board, and served as President of the Christian Legal Society.



  • University of Tennessee College of Law, cum laude, J.D., 2012
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A., 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee

Professional Associations

  • Rutherford & Cannon County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Defended local small business in non-compete and non-solicitation lawsuit to defeat injunctions filed by national security industry company.
  • Successfully defended and resolved over 500+ insurance claims.
  • Represented governmental entities in civil rights, land use, governmental tort and employment lawsuits.
  • Represented non-profit corporation in real estate transactions involving over $1,500,000 of property.
  • Assisted transportation industry client in $500,000 merger and acquisition.
  • Managed breach of franchise agreement suit on behalf of Fortune 1000 company.

Community Involvement

  • New Vision Baptist Church (pro bono counsel)
  • Rutherford County Rotary Club (past member)
  • Lunch Buddies Program

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