Blake A. Taelman

Blake A. Taelman

Daytona Beach, Florida

I grew up in South Bend, Indiana and travelled to sunny Gainesville, Florida for undergrad, where I majored in Finance and minored in Entrepreneurship. After college, I went back home to work in the family business as a custom home builder and residential developer for four years. In 2010, I decided to heed my calling to the law and attended the Northwestern University School of Law, where I concentrated in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and represented the law school in the Midwestern regional negotiations competition, placing third in the entire Midwest. I was a summer associate at two prestigious law firms, and I externed with two different judges while in law school.

After law school I accepted a position as a litigation associate at Foley & Lardner in Tampa, Florida. After two years and while expecting our second child, my wife and I decided to move closer to family and I accepted a position at the State Attorney's Office as a prosecutor. As a prosecutor I had a 90% success rate at trial, and ended my career on the State side of criminal law as a felony prosecutor. It was at that time that I joined Delgado & Romanik, where I now spend my time defending the rights of my clients.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Lawsuits and Disputes
  • 10% Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2014


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Litigation and Dispute Resolution Concentration
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Major: Finance


  • Pro Se Litigation Manual for the Middle District of Florida, Editor, 2013

Representative Clients

  • State v. Ramara Garrett
  • State v. Nathan Tangren

Professional Accomplishments

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2007 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney's Office 7th Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 2016 - 2017
  • Foley & Lardner, Associate Litigation Attorney, 2014 - 2015


  • English


  • Phi Delta Theta