Blake Fugate, Associate Attorney


Blake Fugate

Woodroe “Blake” Fugate was born and raised in Williston, Florida. He is a graduate of Williston High School and received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from The University of Florida. During his undergraduate, he worked with the law firm, Norm D. Fugate, P.A., as a title examiner/legal assistant.

After graduation, Blake married his wife, Lana, moved to Jacksonville Beach and went to work in the credit department of a community bank. After working his way up to Vice President of the bank he decided return to school to earn his law degree.

Blake attended law school while remaining at the bank throughout his legal studies and helping them through their acquisition by Ameris Bank. During this time he also worked at Norm D. Fugate, P.A. in preparation for his legal career. His daughter, Estella Jo, was born during his first year and his son, Ford, was born during his last year of law school.  Hank, the youngest of the family, came along in 2015.

He received his Juris Doctorate in December of 2011, passed the February 2012 Florida Bar Exam, and was sworn in as practicing Florida attorney in May of 2012. He is a general law practitioner with a concentration in real estate, probate, estate planning, local government law, financial institution representation, and business law.

Blake has served as President of the Rotary Club of Williston, Chairman of the Finance Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Williston, member of the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, member of the Williston Sportsman Society, little league football, basketball, and baseball coach, and he teaches the Youth Sunday School class at the Methodist Church. He is also a past Officer of the Young Lawyers Division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association. He is a seventh generation Floridian currently living in Williston, Florida.

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