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David Black

also known as David A. Black

About me


David Black is a Phoenix criminal attorney committed to making each and every client feel like they’re his only one. He has a proven track record of defending the rights of his clients, representing hundreds successfully in Arizona since 2008. Beyond an unflinching commitment to excellence in the practice law, Black’s credentials and accolades offer testimony to his ability to achieve positive results.


A Commitment to Education


Raised and educated in the Phoenix area, Black was selected to take classes at Arizona State University while he was still in high school. He continued his undergraduate studies at ASU, concentrating his studies on justice, law and writing. He graduated summa cum laude and taught writing to graduate students. He was also selected to teach Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation to aspiring lawyers by two national test preparation companies.


Black’s legal education began with difficult choices, with multiple scholarship offers to highly competitive and prestigious programs. In the end, he chose the University of California Los Angeles to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree. After completing internships in both prosecution and criminal defense, Black accepted a position at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office upon graduation. He excelled there as a young prosecutor, achieving great success in a short period of time. Among his accolades include being named "Preliminary Hearing Bureau Attorney of the Month" in September of 2008.


Professional Development


With his career in full bloom, Black decided to leave the county court as a prosecutor in favor of a foray into criminal defense. In late 2008, a well-respected downtown law firm recruited Black to join its team of talented young attorneys. After spending time learning from the firm’s expertise and growing in his mastery of the law, he formed the Law Offices of David A. Black. Operating his own firm gives him the freedom to treat each and every client with the attention and dedication they deserve. He only dreamed he would be able dedicate the type of quality time he now offers to his clients and his cases.


Excellence in Criminal Defense


David A. Black never stops working for his clients. He offers comprehensive legal counsel to people when they need it most, exploring complicated legal issues, filing motions when appropriate and taking their cases to trial if necessary. Black is compassionate and dedicated, but he exemplifies the qualities of a successful attorney. He is an aggressive, tactful adversary with impeccable timing, and he knows when to meet an opponent eye-to-eye.


Black has represented hundreds of clients in his years of serving the Phoenix area. In that time, he has achieved substantial success, securing countless victories for people when there was little hope for a positive outcome. His dedication to his clients and conviction for the law take precedence over everything else, and he never gives up.


The Criminal Defense Attorney Phoenix Residents Trust


David Black wants to help you, even if you have given up hope. No matter what legal predicament you’re in, call him today for a free consultation. At the Law Offices of David A. Black, there is always hope. Please contact us today at 480.280.8028 -- we look forward to the opportunity to provide you with excellent representation


Law Offices of David A. Black


40 North Central Avenue #1400


Phoenix, AZ


(480) 280-8028



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    8 years, 750 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years, 150 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    7 years, 25 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Andrew Alex Car Accidents Attorney
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  • Ashelee Jane Weeks

    David is a great attorney and sincerely cares about his clients. I was the prosecutor on a case where David was the defense attorney. I was impressed by how hard David fought for his client and by the level of professionalism he extended. He produces both quality work and quality representation.


    Ashelee Weeks DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of David A. Black

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-4436


AZActive 200805/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A+ RatingBBB2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarThomson Reuters2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
A RatingBBB2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
A RatingBBB2011
Standard MemberEthical Arizona2010
Preliminary Hearing Bureau Attorney of the MonthMaricopa County Attorney's Office2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of David A. Black PLLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyAlcock & Associates, P.C.2008 - 2010
Prosecuting AttorneyMaricopa Country Attorney's Ofc2007 - 2008
Intern Sex Crimes Major Crimes Division IIMaricopa County Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
InternLos Angeles County Office of the Pubic Defender2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Better Business BureauN/A2010 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. PenaDismissed
State v. IsaacDismissed
st. v. Hernandezdismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
David's BlogBlog2012 Arizona Criminal & DUI Attorney Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona Association of Criminal JusticeDUI DefenseTraining2014
Evaluating TruthfulnessLawCertificate2011
Public Defender ConferenceLawCertificate2008
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Arizona State UniversityProfessional WritingWriting Certification2004
Arizona State UniversityJustice StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hyatt CLESocial Media Production and Evidence2011