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John Charles Black

John Charles Black

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Litigation

About Me

 


John Black has an extensive background and expertise in construction cases.  For over 24 years, John has represented contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all aspects of industrial, public works and commercial construction.  He has successfully litigated and arbitrated multi-million dollar disputes involving prisons, hospitals, schools, dams, military installations, and commercial projects. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Construction & Development: 65%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 35%
    30 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($340/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Timothy B. Fennessy

    John brings his strong educational background, practical experience and legal expertise to bear on construction cases, to help his clients anticipate, assess and allocate risk in a variety of construction and contractual matters. Further, he has years of litigation experience that is evidenced in his strategic plan and efficient handling of any matters that involve further dispute for those clients.

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    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Nicholas D Kovarik

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Nicholas Kovarik Litigation Attorney
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Contact Info

Dunn Black & Roberts, P.S.

N. 111 Post Street
Suite 300
Spokane, WA, 99201

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive Out of State198601/16/2013
IDAuthorized to practice law198607/13/2015
WAActive198507/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer - Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Top Lawyers of 2011Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Top Lawyers of 2010Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2010
Best Lawyer - Construction LawSpokane/Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2007
The Presidents Comittment to Excellence AwardAssociated General Contractors1995
Leadership Spokane GraduateLeadership Spokane1988
full tuition scholarshipAssociated General Contractors of America1979

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Co-founderDunn & Black, P.S.1993 - Present
PrincipalWinston & Cashatt, Lawyers1985 - 1993
Construction Engineer/ManagerSellen Construction1979 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Associated General ContractorsBoard Member2005 - 2006
Idaho Department of TransportationDisputes Board Panel2004 - Present
Idaho State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Associated Builders and ContractorsMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Available on Requestavailable on request
Bechtel v. South Columbia Basin Irrigation DistrictN/A
NA Degerstrom v. MSHAN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Claims AvoidanceClaims Avoidance2006
Construction Law: What to do and WhenConstruction Law: What to do and when1991
Construction Law UpdateConstruction Law Update1986
Washington Public ProcurementDevelopments in Construction LawN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Washington -SeattleBuilding ConstructionBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarContract Management2009
SeminarSafety and Employment Issues2009
seminarConstruction Documentation2008
seminarLien and bond laws2007
seminarlien laws2006
seminarClaims Avoidance2006
Associated General ContractorsConstruction Law Update2005
Associated General ContractorsInsurance and Indemnity2004
seminarConstruction and Contracting Issues2003
Associated General ContractorsConstruction Documentation2003
Associated General ContractorsChanges in Construction Law2002
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law2002
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law2001
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law2000
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1999
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1998
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1997
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1996
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1995
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1994
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1993
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1992
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1991
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1991
Associated General ContractorsDevelopments in Construction Law1990
Associated General ContractorsChanges in Construction Law1989
Associated General ContractorsChanges in Construction Law1988
Associated General ContractorsChanges in Construction Law1987
Associated General ContractorsChanges in Construction Law1986