Blake Simpson Fricks Appointed Member of the North Carolina Child Care Commission

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson lawyer Blake Simpson Fricks was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve a two-year term as a member of the North Carolina Child Care Commission. Commission members work with parents, providers and the public to develop and adopt rules to implement child care laws that will ensure quality child care across the state. 

Blake is one of 17 members of the N.C. Child Care Commission: seven appointed by the Governor, five by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and five by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. For more information on The N.C. Child Care Commission, please CLICK HERE. 

About Blake Simpson Fricks

Blake Simpson Fricks joined Smith Anderson in October 2007 and concentrates her practice on corporate and intellectual property law. For more information on Blake, please visit her bio on

About Smith Anderson’s Commitment to Community Service

A steadfast commitment to community service has been a hallmark of Smith Anderson since our founding over 100 years ago. Many of our lawyers and staff volunteer their time to support a full range of causes in the community, as well as to causes that promote the administration of justice. In addition, the Firm’s Smith Anderson Community Fund, directed by a diverse committee of lawyers and staff, provides financial support to local organizations that help people meet their most basic needs. For more information on Smith Anderson’s commitment to community service, please visit


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