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John Thomas Black

John Thomas Black

also known as J. Thomas Black, Tom Black

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Our law office is in West Houston, near the corner of Westheimer and South Gessner. We are just 4 blocks east of the Beltway.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    33 years, 8 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Robert Werner von Dohlen

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Robert von Dohlen Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gregg Dasher

    Tom is the go-to lawyer in Houston for consumer bankruptcy advice and representation. Gregg Dasher

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    Gregg Dasher Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.

2600 South Gessner Rd.
Suite 110
Houston, TX, 77063-3214

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198205/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Equal Access to Justice Champion (for law firm)Houston Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program2014
Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Pro Bono Service AwardState Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section2012
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2009
Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2004
Pro Bono Service AwardThe U.S. Bankruptcy Court, So. District of Texas2003
Outstanding Individual ContributionHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1999
Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1994
Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.1982 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Pro Bono College of The State Bar of TexasMember2014 - 2014
Houston Bar AssociationMember, Consumer Law Task Force2012 - 2013
Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysSecretary/Treasurer2008 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationFellow2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2006 - Present
Houston Association for Debtor AttorneysPresident1999 - 2002
Houston Association for Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1996 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1996 - Present
State Bar CollegeFellow1993 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Martinez, Case No. 06-34385 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 4/19/2007) (Bankr. S.D. Tex., 2007)Defendant's Motion to Arbitrate denied
In re Martinez, Case No. 06-34385 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 4/19/2007) (Bankr. S.D. Tex., 2007)Defendant's Motion to Arbitrate denied
In re Wilson, Case No. 08-80023-G3-13 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2/29/2008) (Bankr. S.D. Tex., 2008)Petitioner sought to extend stay; denied

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.How To Deal With Texas Debt Collection Lawsuits2013
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.What You Need To Stop Your Texas Foreclosure Now2013
Word Association PressGet Out Of Debt With A Texas Bankruptcy2012
NACBA Convention Seminar MaterialsAttorney Fees in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Joshua Cohen's Student Loan Law Boot CampStudent Loan DefenseCompletion Certificate2011
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampBankruptcy Litigation ModelCompletion Certificate2010
Pete Barry's FDCPA Boot CampFair Debt Collection Practices ActCompletion Certificate2009
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampBankruptcy Litigation ModelCompletion Certificate2008
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampBankruptcy Litigation ModelCompletion Certificate2006
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Indiana UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
22nd Annual Convention - New York City, NYPreparing Bankruptcy Schedules to Keep Your Client Out of Jail2014
Consumer Pro Bono Under the Bankruptcy CodeReasons for Debtors to File Chapter 13 vs. Chapter 72013
Consumer Bankruptcy SeminarTips for Chapter 13 Success2013
Military Heros Radio ShowVeterans and Bankruptcy2012
HVLP Monthly CLE SeminarThe Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy2012
HVLP Monthly CLE SeminarABC's of Bankruptcy2011
2nd Annual Bankruptcy Paralegal SeminarThe Intersection of Bankruptcy and the IRS2011
Lunch and LearnDischarging IRS Taxes Through Bankruptcy2008
AIDS Unit Volunteer Attorney SeminarBankruptcy2005
NACBA 11th Annual ConventionAttorney Fees in Chapter 132003