Samuel M. Blakley

  • Associate



Mr. Blakley joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in 2021 and is an associate with the firm. His practice is concentrated in the firm's practice areas of Litigation and Business & Banking.

Mr. Blakley began his career as a legal assistant with a solo law practice in Long Island, New York, where he assisted clients with processing their No-Fault claims and investigated motor vehicle collisions. During law school he was a clinical student with Penn State Law's Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic in State College. While there, he assisted start-ups and small business owners with forming their entities, creating organizational documents, and drafting contracts. Mr. Blakley was also a summer
associate with Coughlin & Gerhart in 2019.

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Business & Banking


  • Penn State Law, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2020
  • St. John’s University
    • B.S. (Criminal Justice) - 2015
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Certificate in Crisis Intervention
  • St. John’s University
    • M.P.S. (Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership) - 2016
    • Honors: Judge Laurence J. Finnegan Jr. Award

Bar Admission

  • New York, 2021
  • New Jersey, 2020

Past Positions

  • Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, Clinical Student, 2018 – 2020
  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, 2017
  • Long Island Law Office, Legal Assistant, 2015

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Member, 2020 – Present)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, 2020 – Present)
  • Broome County Bar Association (Member, 2020 – Present)