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Blake Caulder

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Blake is a North Carolina native who was born in Marion, but grew up in Rutherfordton.  While he was truly blessed to be raised in a loving, caring, and stable home, Blake realized at a young age that not everyone had that opportunity and always had a heart to help his friends who were hurting.  Upon graduating high school, Blake began working with his father who has a real estate office in Bat Cave, North Carolina, while at the same time, attending Gardner-Webb University.

Blake was seeking what direction to go with his career.  At the time, the most reasonable thing appeared to be to join his father in his real estate practice. But putting aside the financial aspect and given his passion to help people, Blake wanted to do something that would allow him to take that passion to a whole other level. That's when Blake found the practice of law.

Upon graduating from GWU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Blake was accepted to Elon Law School and was a recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.  After completing his first year of law school at Elon, Blake transferred to Charlotte School of Law to be closer to home and his wife.

As an attorney, Blake genuinely cares about each individual client. His first and foremost goal is to help every client achieve the best possible outcome in their case and he strives to make a difference in their lives.  Blake practices in the areas of family law, criminal defense, civil litigation, personal injury, and estate planning.

While attending law school, Blake acquired significant legal experience in multiple practice areas by interning with both the law firm of Tomblin, Farmer and Morris, PLLC and the legal department of Family Dollar.  In addition, Blake defended clients in criminal cases through Charlotte School of Law's Criminal Justice Clinic and provided legal services to individuals who were starting businesses through the school's Entrepreneurship Clinic. 

When not practicing law, Blake loves being involved in the community, participating in the local prison ministry and community service opportunities.  He is grateful to have a wonderful wife, Daniella, and they are blessed with two children, Coleman Blake and Candrea Renea.

Education:

  • Charlotte School of Law
    • J.D., Summa Cum Laude
    • Class Rank – 1 of 328
    • Order of the Crown
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Criminal Procedure, Non-Profits, Estate Planning, Civil Rights
    • Pro Bono Honors
    • Full Scholarship
  • Gardner-Webb University
    • B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
    • Distinguished Senior Student Award – Highest GPA
    • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honorary Society

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar

Awards

  • 2019 Legal Elite - Family Law
  • 2018 Top 40 under 40 - The National Advocates
  • 2018 Ten Best Attorneys in North Carolina - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017 DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - NHTSA
  • 2017 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) - NHTSA
  • 2017 Cross Examining Police Officers in DWI Cases - Your DUI Pro

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Recommendations

  • Very Professional . . . Highly Recommend!

    Thank you very much to Blake for handling my son's out of state situation! The follow up was great and everything handled very professional. Our family would highly recommend this firm!

  • He's on your side!

    I've never had anything on my criminal record, I've never had to deal with the justice system at all. From the first time I talked to Mr. Caulder on the phone I felt a weight lift off my shoulder. ...

  • He always made sure to get right back to us

    I cannot say enough good things about Caulder and Valentine.  We are from out of state and hired Mr. Caulder to help assist us in a custody case in North Carolina.  From the very first phone call, ...

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