Attorney At Law
Blake W. Rush
Blake W. Rush is the founder of the Law Office of Blake W. Rush and has more than seventeen (17) years of experience successfully representing individuals and families in family law and personal injury matters throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Rush is also one of the few elite attorneys who have been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Out of approximately 80,000 active attorneys in New Jersey, many of them practicing family law, there are fewer than 150 attorneys who have been found qualified for board certification by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney*.
Mr. Rush received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Villanova University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2005. Mr. Rush has appeared at the appellate level before the Appellate Division for the New Jersey Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In addition, Mr. Rush is admitted to practice law at the federal level in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Family Law Experience
Mr. Rush devotes the majority of his practice to representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including all stages of divorce litigation, alimony & child support, custody and parenting time issues, pre-nuptial agreements, post-judgment litigation, mediation, matrimonial settlement agreements, and domestic violence matters.
Throughout his career, Mr. Rush has represented more than 300 family law clients across fifteen (15) different counties in New Jersey, including Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset, Morris, Mercer, Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Middlesex, Ocean, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties. In addition, Mr. Rush has also represented more than 100 family law clients throughout eastern Pennsylvania, including Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Bucks, and Berks counties.
Mr. Rush has developed a reputation as an aggressive, well-prepared, and trustworthy advocate who works tirelessly for his clients in order to effectively settle cases or obtain successful outcomes at trial. Mr. Rush handles matters ranging from simple and straightforward cases to complex, high net-worth divorces, including representation of doctors, lawyers, judges, Fortune 500 corporate leaders, pharmaceutical executives, and successful business owners. Mr. Rush takes great pride and care in guiding clients through difficult matters involving the most valuable aspects of their life.
In addition to being board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Mr. Rush has received the New Jersey “Top 10 Family Law Attorney” Award from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, as well as the New Jersey “10 Best Client Satisfaction Award” from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Mr. Rush has also been designated as a “Premier 100 Attorney” by the National Academy of Jurisprudence for his distinguished practice in the area of family law.
Mr. Rush is an active member of the Vicinage XIII Family Law Inn of Court and serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for both Hunterdon and Warren Counties. Mr. Rush is also a trained divorce mediator who has successfully completed the 40-hour family law mediation program required by N.J. Court Rule 1:40. Mr. Rush has also been an invited lecturer for several family law presentations provided to fellow attorneys in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Rush is a member of the Family Law Section for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and serves on the Family Law Committees for the Northampton County (PA) and Hunterdon County (NJ) Bar Associations.
For information regarding Mr. Rush’s experience representing family law clients, please see the Family Law Case Results page.
Personal Injury Experience
In addition to his family law achievements, Mr. Rush also has extensive experience representing clients in various personal injury matters, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, slip & fall accidents, and construction accidents. Throughout his career, Mr. Rush has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for clients who have suffered serious and permanent injuries due to the negligence or actions of others.
Mr. Rush has been admitted as a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is based upon strict and objective standards and each member must have previous experience obtaining verdicts & settlements in personal injury cases in the amount of one (1) Million dollars or more.
For example, Mr. Rush obtained a $2,600,000 settlement award in a construction accident case for a New Jersey tractor-trailer driver who suffered numerous severe injuries at a construction site in Oklahoma. More recently, Mr. Rush obtained a $1,200,000 settlement award in a federal civil rights case involving six (6) women who were sexually harassed and assaulted by a campus police officer at a prestigious local college.
For information regarding Mr. Rush’s experience representing personal injury clients, please see the Personal Injury Case Results page.
*The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 of the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as “Certified Attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty.
An attorney must be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years; taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application; demonstrate substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters; demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant’s character and ability; and pass a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty. Approximately only 2% of all lawyers in the State of New Jersey have achieved board certification in any of the four (4) major practice areas (Civil, Criminal, Matrimonial, and Worker’s Compensation).*