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Blake Oakes, The Oakes Law Firm, LLC

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Owner/Managing Attorney The Oakes Law Firm, LLC Work 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 560 Metairie, Louisiana 70005 USA Work Phone: (504) 367-3479 Work Fax: (504) 367-9330 Website: The Oakes Law Firm, LLC
Biography

The Oakes Law Firm, LLC is located in the New Orleans metropolitan area but handles matters for the entire state of Louisiana. The firm has extensive experience representing creditors in the pursuit of their claims with a particular expertise in recoveries on defaulted obligations, including secured and unsecured notes, credit cards, open accounts and other consumer and commercial instruments. The firm’s collection law and creditor rights practice includes repossession and foreclosure, and bankruptcy.

Blake E. Oakes is the managing attorney for The Oakes Law Firm, LLC in Metairie, LA.
His practice includes the entire state of Louisiana as he is admitted to practice before all Louisiana Courts, state and federal. He has extensive experience representing creditors in the pursuit of their claims. Although most of his career has been spent in private practice, he has also served as in-house counsel for a private insurance company that acted as surety for the bonding of construction projects. With a thorough knowledge of secured transactions, Mr. Oakes has dedicated his entire legal career working to protect the interests of his clients as they seek to perfect, preserve and enforce their claims.

Mr. Oakes handles civil litigation for clients on a variety of matters with a particular expertise in recoveries on defaulted obligations, including notes, credit cards, open accounts and other consumer and commercial instruments. Because of his knowledge and experience, he also serves as “Of Counsel” to other groups, providing valuable advice and consulting services regarding Louisiana law. He has presented at seminars in the past on various collection law topics (as seen below). His practice in collection law and creditor’s rights also includes bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana 2005

Education:

  • Louisiana State University
  • B.A. History 2001
  • Southern University Law Center
  • J.D. 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The National Creditors Bar Association
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • The General Bar
  • The National List of Attorneys
  • American Lawyers Quarterly

Presentations:

  • Obtaining A Judgment: A Procedural Guide, presented at Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 23, 2012
  • Ethical Issues in Collections, presented at Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 23, 2012
  • Pre-suit Collection Strategies, presented at Collection Law From Start to Finish, sponsored by the National Business Institute, May 12, 2014
  • Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections, presented at Collection Law From Start to Finish, sponsored by the National Business Institute, May 12, 2014
  • Investigating and Commencing an Action, presented at The Paralegal’s Role in Collections Webinar, sponsored by the National Business Institute, January 12, 2015
  • Pre-Judgment Activities in Collections Litigation, presented at The Paralegal’s Role in Collections Webinar, sponsored by the National Business Institute, January 12, 2015
  • How CFPB Authority Impacts Debt Collectors, presented at Defending Against FDCPA Claims, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 17, 2015
  • Key Settlement Strategies: Effective Defenses and Counterclaims, presented at Defending Against FDCPA Claims, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 17, 2015
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), presented at Collection Law From Start to Finish, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 11, 2016
  • Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections, presented at Collection Law From Start to Finish, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 11, 2016
  • Locating Assets After the Judgement, presented at FDCPA and Collection Law, sponsored by the National Business Institute, March 9, 2017
  • Ethics, presented at FDCPA and Collection Law, sponsored by the National Business Institute, March 9, 2017
  • Debt Collection Process and Procedure Fundamentals, presented at Collection Law: The Ultimate Guide, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 12, 2018
  • How to Obtain a Judgment, presented at Collection Law: The Ultimate Guide, sponsored by the National Business Institute, April 12, 2018
  • Top Mistakes in Collecting the Judgment and Discovering Assets, sponsored by the National Business Institute, July 25, 2018
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110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 560 Metairie, Louisiana 70005 USA