Blake Montgomery
Announces Candidacy
for Prosecuting Attorney

Hempstead and Nevada Counties, Arkansas -- I am excited to announce my candidacy for Prosecuting Attorney of Hempstead and Nevada Counties for election in the Spring of 2022.
I have always had the pleasure of calling Hope, Arkansas my home. I attended Hope Public Schools, the Arkansas School for Math, Science, and the Arts, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. After graduation in 2015, I opened my own law practice in Hope and have been in the private practice of law ever since. Through my practice, I have had the great privilege of representing hundreds of people, businesses, non-profits, and governments in Hempstead and Nevada Counties.

About Blake

Education

  • Hope High School Class of 2010
  • Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts Class of 2010
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; B.A. Political Science Class of 2012
  • University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville; J.D. Class of 2015
  • Downing College at University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.; Studied comparative international law in partnership with the University of Arkansas.

Professional Career

  • I founded Montgomery Law Firm in 2015 in Hope, Arkansas. Since then, I have represented over 1100 people, businesses, non-profits, and local governments and government agencies in state and federal courts all over Southwest Arkansas.
  • In 2018, I was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as a Commissioner of the Arkansas Public Defender Commission for a three year term.
  • In 2020, I was appointed by the President of the Arkansas Bar Association, Paul W. Keith, to serve on the Legislation Committee of the Arkansas Bar Association which reviews and establishes initial positions on legislation before the Arkansas legislature.

Achievements

  • Top score on the February 2015 Arkansas Bar Examination.
  • Became a licensed attorney at the age of 22, one of the youngest attorneys in Arkansas in the last fifty years.
  • Voted Best Attorney in the 2018 Hope Star newspaper.

Endorsements

I have been opposing counsel against Mr. Montgomery in a complicated piece of federal litigation. Mr. Montgomery has been a consummate professional, easy to work with and a man of his word. He will make an excellent steward of public trust.

Patrick Jackson

Parish Attorney for Bossier Parish, Louisiana

I've worked closely with Blake as co-counsel on several large, complex personal injury cases. He is an exceptional attorney with a passion for justice, and a strong advocate for victims of negligence. I have no doubt that Blake Montgomery will be a great Prosecuting Attorney

Travis Berry

Attorney in Arkadelphia, Arkansas

I have come to know Blake through his service to the Arkansas Bar. He is one of the Bar's finest young leaders. His knowledge of the law, his integrity, and his character are all vividly displayed in his service and Bar leadership positions. But the finest trait about Blake is that if he tells you he will do something, then you can go ahead and count it done. His dependability is so impressive. He will make a tremendous public servant as Prosecuting Attorney.

Denise Hoggard

Chief Litigation Attorney, Rainwater Holt & Sexton

I am proud to endorse Blake Montgomery for Prosecuting Attorney. Blake is one of the best legal minds I know, and he will bring strong conservative values to the job. He will make our streets safer by locking away dangerous criminals. He will stand up for victims in Arkansas, making sure they get justice in our courts. Please join me in supporting Blake Montgomery, a true conservative who stands for us.

Sen. Trent Garner

District 27 (R)

In June of 2020, my firm put a satellite office in Hope, where Blake practices. I had met him once, but I did not know anything about him except he was my competition and was very bright and had completely out-kicked the coverage with his then-girlfriend, now wife. All of those things were true. Almost immediately, I was hired by the opposing party in a case, and so Blake and I were litigating against each other.
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He knew the law well. He knew his facts well. He was always scrupulously honest. He really tried to do the right thing. He is persuasive in the courtroom. He has this particular quality that is rare in young lawyers but is incredibly important, which is a well-proportioned mix of wisdom, discernment, and humility. He's a great lawyer.

Our first interaction with each other was, in fact, when someone who had already hired Blake decided to hire me instead. (Blake had handled the case well; I simply had a personal connection with the client.) This first interaction was meaningful to me because it illustrates a person's true colors. Despite losing the business, Blake was kind and helpful and, most importantly, gracious. He's a great person.

Ultimately, however, my affection for and endorsement of Blake is motivated by my experience with him as my friend. I do not mean that in the normal transactional sense; it is not simply that we are buddies. It is not simply that we can hang out or have common interests. Blake has been consistently invested in me, as a person, for no other reason than he cares. He has been there for me when I needed it, when there was nothing in it for him. He is a guy that you call when you need someone to answer. This is a rare, precious quality. No, a prosecutor does not need to be friends with everyone, but he or she does need compassion. Blake has it; most prosecutors don't.

Blake is obnoxiously well-organized and is gifted to handle administrative tasks. He hires people well. He gets things done. This is the most important professional quality to look for in an elected prosecutor. He is also a good husband and a good dad. Justice, as well as charity, starts at home.

I know Blake's opponent. If elected, I think he will do a good job. But Blake is the better choice, and it's not even close. He will do an excellent job as prosecutor.

Stefan McBride

Attorney in Little Rock

Support Blake's Campaign

To donate by check, make checks payable to:
Blake Montgomery for Prosecuting Attorney,
P.O. Box 786
Hope, Arkansas 71802-0786

Who can vote in this election?
All people registered to vote in Hempstead or Nevada Counties.
An election for Prosecuting Attorney is non-partisan, so you'll be able to vote whether you pick the Republican or Democratic ballot in the Spring of 2022.

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