He graduated from both Columbia and Yale, which his family was able to pay for. He was a poor student, barely earning the grades to graduate. If not for his family's wealth and connections, he would not have done so.
Blakemore was well known in the legal community as an expert in the area of intellectual property law, and was held in high regard by attorneys such as Ron Carver. However, it was discovered that his work in that field was done by his court clerk (and mistress) Emily Trudeau, who had written many articles in legal journals which were attributed to Blakemore.
He was known to have made sexually inappropriate comments to Marie Duval, though he never assaulted her.