Nalder & Blake believes that the single most pervasive problem in legal representation is a breakdown in attorney client communication. We understand that most clients seek legal assistance because they need someone who will very clearly and succinctly explain their legal rights, responsibilities and options. We make a concerted effort to always keep our clients informed about important issues and developments in their case, to communicate promptly regarding deadlines and other time sensitive matters, and to fully explain the status of the case. Part of our unique perspective is our willingness to “play it straight” with our clients regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Our role is twofold. First, protected by the attorney client relationship, we obtain from our clients all of the relevant information regarding the case and answer whatever questions the client may have. Then we give a frank, honest assessment of the positive and negative aspects of the case, contrasting those strengths and weaknesses with the strong and weak points of the opponent’s’ case. We help each client make the best possible informed decision relating to the particular situation.
Our second, but equally important, role is as an advocate for our clients. We fight hard to protect our clients’ interests and believe that an attorney can be aggressive but courteous, candid but fair, yet relentless in obtaining the result the client desires. Combined with diligent preparation and experience, Nalder & Blake are zealous advocates for our clients’ with extensive experience in all stages of legal representation.
G. LANCE NALDER
G. Lance Nalder has over 26 years of litigation experience. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on October 18, 1956, graduating from Shelley High School in 1975. Lance attended Brigham Young University until May 1976 when he interrupted his education for two years to serve as a missionary in West Germany. He resumed his education at Brigham Young University in 1978, was appointed as the University Ombudsman, and graduated with honors in 1982 with a degree in Business Management/Finance.
Lance attended law school at the University of Idaho from 1982 to 1985, where he was a member of the Idaho Law Review and edited articles submitted to the Law Review for publication. He graduated with honors in 1985.
Lance was an associate with the law firm of Holden, Kidwell, Hahn & Crapo from 1985 to 1990 as a litigation attorney practicing in the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation and domestic relations. In 1990, Lance was a founding partner of the Thomsen Stephens law firm where he focused his practice on litigation and trial work.
In 2004, Lance established his own law firm, Nalder Law Office, PC, to provide litigation services in all legal practice areas. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Idaho State Bar Association and Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.
LANE A. BLAKE
Lane A. Blake is licensed to practice law in both Idaho and Ohio. He was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and attended Idaho Falls High School, graduating in 2000. Lane attended one year at Utah State University before interrupting his education to serve a two year Spanish speaking mission in Cincinnati, Ohio. He resumed his education at Utah State University in 2003 and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 2005. Lane spent a portion of each summer recess during 2004 and 2005 doing humanitarian service in Yanamono, Peru.
Lane attended law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law from 2007 to 2010, during which he served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Co-President of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and was a member and citations editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Lane graduated Cum Laude in 2010, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November 2010. He was admitted to the Idaho Bar in April 2011.
In 2011, Lane moved from Cincinnati, Ohio back to Idaho Falls and joined Nalder Law Office, P.C. as an Associate Attorney. Lane’s practice areas include personal injury, worker’s compensation, domestic relations and criminal defense. He is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Idaho State Bar Association. In 2018 Lance was made a partner at Nalder & Blake, PLLC.
In his free time, Lane enjoys time with his family, cycling, playing golf, traveling, and any activity that allows him to be outdoors.