Blake A. Roter is a partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Blake is a trial and appellate attorney who handles complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He represents Fortune 500 companies, public and private institutions, middle-market businesses and high net worth individuals.

Blake regularly counsels clients in all aspects of litigation from the initial factual investigation through mediation, arbitration and trial. He has represented clients in numerous types of disputes over breaches of contracts, warranties, and employment agreements, including non-competes, non-solicits, and confidentiality clauses, trade secret misappropriation, shareholder disputes, and business torts. Blake also works with insurance policyholders in disputes with their insurers for dilatory conduct, wrongful denial of coverage, insufficient provision of coverage and bad faith.

Prior to joining Burke Warren, Blake served as the law clerk for Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Blake maintains an active pro bono practice and has served on numerous local and national non-profit boards and committees.


Honors & Awards

2018 Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago’s Jewish 36 Under 36

2019 L’Dor V’Dor Award for Emerging Leadership from the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation


  • Jewish Federations of North America
    • National Young Leadership Cabinet (2020-Present)
  • The Standard Club
    • Board of Directors (2019-Present)
  • Anti-Defamation League
    • Regional Board Member (2016-Present)
      • Regional Executive Council (2022-Present)
      • Regional Nominating Committee Vice-Chair (2021-Present)
    • National Glass Leadership Institute Alumni Advisory Board (2019-21)
    • Chicago Glass Leadership Institute Co-Chair (2015-16)
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
    • Member (2018-Present)
    • Cases Pending Contributor (2020-Present)
  • Reading in Motion
    • Auxiliary Board (2013-21)
      • Vice President (2014-16)




Speaking Engagements



  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 2006)

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012); Order of the Coif; Managing Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review; Member and Coach of the Moot Court Board


  • Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2012-13
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