Blake Caulder

Blake is a North Carolina native who was born in Marion, but grew up in Rutherfordton.  While he was truly blessed to be raised in a loving, caring, and stable home, Blake realized at a young age that not everyone had that opportunity and always had a heart to help his friends who were hurting.  Upon graduating high school, Blake began working with his father who has a real estate office in Bat Cave, North Carolina, while at the same time, attending Gardner-Webb University.

Blake was seeking what direction to go with his career.  At the time, the most reasonable thing appeared to be to join his father in his real estate practice. But putting aside the financial aspect and given his passion to help people, Blake wanted to do something that would allow him to take that passion to a whole other level. That's when Blake found the practice of law.

Upon graduating from GWU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Blake was accepted to Elon Law School and was a recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.  After completing his first year of law school at Elon, Blake transferred to Charlotte School of Law to be closer to home and his wife.

As an attorney, Blake genuinely cares about each individual client. His first and foremost goal is to help every client achieve the best possible outcome in their case and he strives to make a difference in their lives.  Blake practices in the areas of family law and guardianship.

While attending law school, Blake acquired significant legal experience in multiple practice areas by interning with both the law firm of Tomblin, Farmer and Morris, PLLC and the legal department of Family Dollar.  In addition, Blake defended clients in criminal cases through Charlotte School of Law's Criminal Justice Clinic and provided legal services to individuals who were starting businesses through the school's Entrepreneurship Clinic. 

When not practicing law, Blake loves being involved in the community, participating in the local prison ministry and community service opportunities.  He is grateful to have a wonderful wife, Daniella, and they are blessed with two children, Coleman Blake and Candrea Renea.


  • Charlotte School of Law
    • J.D., Summa Cum Laude
    • Class Rank – 1 of 328
    • Order of the Crown
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Criminal Procedure, Non-Profits, Estate Planning, Civil Rights
    • Pro Bono Honors
    • Full Scholarship
  • Gardner-Webb University
    • B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
    • Distinguished Senior Student Award – Highest GPA
    • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honorary Society

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar


  • 2019 Legal Elite - Family Law
  • 2018 Top 40 under 40 - The National Advocates
  • 2018 Ten Best Attorneys in North Carolina - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017 DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - NHTSA
  • 2017 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) - NHTSA
  • 2017 Cross Examining Police Officers in DWI Cases - Your DUI Pro

Recent Blog Posts


  • Thank you!

    This is to say thank you so much for what you did for me in my case. The professionalism and integrity was way beyond my expectation. I went into this case anxious and unable to comprehend the results. Blake kept me informed from the very beginning to the last minute. He went over and beyond to i...
  • Very good at what he does

    I was currently charged with 5 bogus charges from a neighbor. Mr. Caulder was reappointed to my case. Mr. Caulder reviewed my case spent quality time with me, subpoena witness on my behalf, he brought my case to DA and all charges were dismissed. Mr. Caulder is very good at what he does. He treat...
  • Excellent Attorney

    Attorney Blake Caulder is an excellent attorney and I recommend him to anyone. He helped me with my case and he is so thorough and he really knows how to get the best results in court. He is very kind and thoughtful and very easy to talk to.
  • Invaluable

    I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Blake regarding my Church Non-profit organization status. He has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable, studious, and has given 110% in equipping me to fulfill all the requirements of the law. In addition, he has express compassion, respe...
  • Most trustworthy and honest lawyers I've ever met

    Caulder & Valentine Law Firm is one of the best law firms in North Carolina. The attorneys in this firm have excellent litigation skills and compassion for those who are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Furthermore, they are some of the most trustworthy and honest pe...
  • Did Awesome Job!

    I would like to thank Blake Caulder for being my lawyer. He is one of a kind. If anyone needs a good lawyer, call him. Thank you again for being on my side. Did awesome job!
  • Very Professional . . . Highly Recommend!

    Thank you very much to Blake for handling my son's out of state situation! The follow up was great and everything handled very professional. Our family would highly recommend this firm!
  • Amazing Job!

    I have had the opportunity to work with Blake and Josh on several occasions. Recently, they helped me get some legal issues straightened out. It was amazing the job that Caulder & Valentine Law Firm performed. I did not have to worry about anything. They were quick, efficient and did a great job ...
  • He's on your side!

    I've never had anything on my criminal record, I've never had to deal with the justice system at all. From the first time I talked to Mr. Caulder on the phone I felt a weight lift off my shoulder. He gave me great advice on how I should move forward with my case. I was worried about not being abl...
  • Best Attorney I Ever Had!

    Mr Caulder was the best attorney my husband has ever had. He was there all the way to help him. Called him at home to check on him because what the judge did was not good. I was able to bond him out. Mr Caulder was very concerned and could not believe the judge decision Mr Caulder fought for my h...
  • He always made sure to get right back to us

    I cannot say enough good things about Caulder and Valentine.  We are from out of state and hired Mr. Caulder to help assist us in a custody case in North Carolina.  From the very first phone call, we felt his compassion and that he truly wanted to help us.  As most custody cases go, it was timely...
  • Compassionate and professional

    Blake Caulder was extremely easy to work with and is an immensely compassionate professional. I myself used his services for child custody but he and his partner are very capable in other aspects of law. I recommend Caulder and Valentine highly to anyone in need of legal representation.