Karen Blake

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

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Commerce Street 211
Nashville 37201 TN US

Karen Blake, conflicts attorney in the Nashville office, practices exclusively internal as a member of the Conflict Review Division of Baker Donelson’s Office of General Counsel. Ms. Blake is responsible for the evaluation of potential ethical conflicts in new matters and advises Firm attorneys regarding these conflicts.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Blake advised municipal courts across Tennessee for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service of the University of Tennessee. She has represented, advised and trained municipalities, boards, commissions, counties and other public officials in Tennessee and Georgia, both in-house and as outside counsel.

Formerly the first in-house city attorney of Franklin, she handled matters from animals issues to zoning. She developed special areas of concentration in telecommunications contract negotiation and code development and enforcement.


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude
  • University of Delaware, B.A. in International Relations and Communication, 1988


  • Tennessee, 2003
  • Georgia, 2003
  • California, 1996

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Municipal Attorney’s Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association (past president)
  • Inns of Court, John Marshall Chapter, 2008

Leadership & Community Engagement : Leadership Franklin, Tennessee


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