Blake M. Hedgecock
Fort Worth Office
420 Commerce St., Ste. 500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Blake M. Hedgecock focuses his practice on real estate litigation matters in state and federal courts involving lenders, special servicers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), title companies, real estate developers and landowners. His practice encompasses matters involving workouts, acquisitions, dispositions, receiverships, foreclosures, carveout claims, land use disputes, title claims and defense, lost rents, valuation, impound/escrow/reserve account (DSCR) disputes and market value issues.
Mr. Hedgecock has additional experience in construction, finance and eminent domain matters, including whole and partial takings, temporary takings, inverse condemnation and regulatory takings. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Hedgecock is licensed in Texas, having graduated from the University of Miami School of Law (LL.M., Real Property Development) and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He has served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and on the Advisory Board to the Dean of the College of Business at the University of North Texas.
Admissions & Certifications
State Bar of Texas (2000)
Education & BackgroundUniversity of Miami School of Law (LL.M. Real Property Development, 2005)
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
Texas Wesleyan Law Review, 1998-1999 (Editor, 1999)
Moot Court Honors Program (1998-1999)
ABA Regional Negotiation Tournament (Team Member 1998-1999)
Phi Delta Phi
University of North Texas (M.S., Real Estate Analysis, 2003)
University of North Texas (B.B.A., Real Estate Finance, 1997), Delta Sigma Pi
Professional Affiliations & MembershipsAmerican Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Real Property Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (2014 - 2015); Editor, Real Estate Litigation (2008 - 2013)
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA Advocate)
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Barrister (2015 - 2018)
State Bar of Texas
Tarrant County Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section (Chair 2011)
Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Honors & RecognitionsTexas Rising Star (Litigation / Land use), Texas Monthly magazine (2004, 2008, 2009, 2012-2013)
Top Attorney (Real Estate Litigation), Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2010)
Outstanding Alumnus in Real Estate, University of North Texas, College of Business (2007)
Mediation Certificate (1998)
Publications & Presentations
Blake has made it a priority to give back to the community. He has served as counsel to various non-profit groups in Fort Worth, worked with Texas C-Bar (Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources) and the State Bar of Texas Operation Enduring LAMP (Legal Assistance to Military Personnel) on several pro bono matters for Texas citizens and Tarrant County residents. He also teaches Real Estate Principles as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at the University of North Texas (Spring, 2009-present).
Blake has served on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Exes, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Alumni Association, Texas Wesleyan Law Review Alumni Association and served as President of the University of Miami Alumni Association (2009-10).