The law firm of Wyatt & Blake, LLP engages in a litigation practice, and focuses on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, whistleblower cases and class action litigation. Wyatt & Blake maintain a peer rating of AV by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating. In addition, the firm has received a Tier I ranking by the national publication of Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.
James F. Wyatt, III is recognized as one of North Carolina’s leading trial lawyers. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America, has a Band 1 Ranking with Chambers and Partners, and has been named on numerous occasions as the best white collar defense and civil trial lawyer in both Charlotte and the State of North Carolina. In 2024, for the fifth straight year, James was selected by Super Lawyers as the Number One Lawyer in North Carolina, regardless of specialty or field. This ranking was obtained based on peer nominations, research by Super Lawyers and a Blue Ribbon review process. In 2021, Super Lawyers published a feature cover story on James (which can be accessed here) and he was again named the top lawyer in North Carolina regardless of specialty or field.
Robert A. Blake, Jr. has been a partner at Wyatt & Blake for more than 15 years. Rob’s legal career started with two prestigious federal judicial clerkships – working for the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, followed by a clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Rob engages in a litigation practice in which he represents individuals and businesses in white collar criminal investigations, federal criminal cases, qui tam cases, class action litigation, and other complex civil litigation. Rob has received a peer review rating of AV Preeminent (the highest rating) from Martindale Hubbell in the categories of White Collar Crime, Criminal Law and Litigation.
Our law firm’s philosophy is simple:
- Integrity is our hallmark.
- We will not be outworked by any other lawyer or prosecutor.
- We recognize that every case is different and requires an individualized approach.
- We exercise experienced judgment.
- We let our results speak for themselves.
- We are selective in the cases we accept, allowing us to completely focus on these matters and to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
We have handled virtually every type of criminal case that can be brought by state or federal authorities. A vast amount of our criminal defense practice focuses on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. Our civil practice includes whistleblower or False Claims Act litigation, class action cases, business litigation, federal litigation, and securities cases. Please click on the menu under Practice Areas for a more detailed description of our firm’s areas of practice.