Blake T. Ostler is a partner in the Salt Lake City law firm of Thompson Ostler & Olsen
. Mr. Ostler concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, education law, special education, employment law, construction law, intellectual property litigation and real property law.
In 1981, Mr. Ostler graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (summa cum laude
) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology (magna cum laude)
. He then graduated in 1985 as a William Leary Scholar from the University of Utah with a Juris Doctorate (cum laude)
Blake Ostler has published widely on Mormon philosophy in professional academic philosophy journals such as Religious Studies
(Oxford, England), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion
(Netherlands), and Element: The Journal of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology
, as well as Mormon scholarly publications Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
, BYU Studies
, and FARMS Review of Books
. He is the author of the multi-volume series Exploring Mormon Thought
, published by Kofford Books. He has also taught Philosophy at Brigham Young University as an Adjunct Instructor.
Mr. Ostler is fluent in Italian and French, conversant in Swedish and Spanish, and conducts scholarly research in German, Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek and Latin. He loves spending his time with his wife and five children, and (to a qualitative lesser extent) fly fishing, playing racquetball, four wheeling and watching BYU Football.