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Kevin M Black

Criminal defense Attorney at Danbury, CT

4.8   56 reviews
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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Former prosecutor handling DUI, drug sales, drug possession, violent crime, robbery, burglary, domestic violence, criminal mischief and trespass, motor vehicle matters and license suspensions, Felonies and misdemeanors. Adult and juvenile.

    28 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Former prosecutor handling DUI, drug sales, drug possession, violent crime, robbery, burglary, domestic violence, criminal mischief and trespass, motor vehicle matters and license suspensions, Felonies and misdemeanors. Adult and juvenile.

    31 years

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    Domestic Violence and DCF cases, and defense and prosecution of Temporary Restraining Order (TROs)

    31 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Auto accidents, dog bites, and slip and fall.

    31 years

CALL ME TODAY SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT YOU NOT ME!

The practice of law is about relationships. The main part of any relationship is listening and making the other person involved the most important person.  Most of my cases are about individuals. Individuals accused of a crime. Individuals going through a divorce. Individials that have been injured. All of these events can be life altering. It is my solemn obligation to make them manageable. I fix things.  It is what I do. I look forward to the challenge presented by each and every case I take. I am a father, a husband and a lawyer. I try and bring each of those roles to every case. I hope to hear from you. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2017,2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2017 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

Location

Black's Law Group, PLLC
7 National Place
Danbury, CT, 06810

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tanya | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Kevin Black of Bayer & Black helped us when our family was in urgent need of legal help, with calmness, brilliance, and kindness. Thanks to him, we were able to deal with the legal issue and had an outcome we hoped and prayed for. We would recommend him to anyone with any legal issue. He is truly one of the best.
Posted by Alan | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Fair
Kevin Black of Bayer and Black went above and beyond multiple times in court trying to get me equal to fair time with child as I was going through a divorce and even though I didn't get what I wanted it was not his fault. He was fair and upfront every time heading into court as well as took the time to offer advice and support that he didn't need to do.
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Posted by Thomas | December 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
very confident Layers
If you need Great Lawyers ! hire Kevin Black and his son Keven jr. I found there professional knowledge and personal treatment to there clients outstanding , they treated my case with excellent legal advise . My case was motor vehicle , they saved me from jeopardy simply put ,,, they gave me hope and confidence and delivered with 5 star performance I can't thank them enough They are truly fantastic lawyers and very nice people to ! keeping them in my address book forever .
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Kevin Black
I was recently represented by Kevin Black and his son Kevin Black Jr. Throughout the entirety of my proceedings in court they were both kind, courteous and made everything very easy for me. They represented me wonderfully and I couldn't have asked for a better job to be done. I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Helpful
Kevin was extremely helpful and made it very easy for me going through my case. He went out of his way to provide guidance and advice throughout the whole process.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Thoughtful and Transparent
Kevin was amazing throughout my case - I had a reckless driving charge. He took to the time to get to know me and my character which helped him give me great insight and options to work with. I was able to apply and get into the accelerated rehabilitation program in CT which essentially dismisses the case and seals it from public record (upon completion of the program) and saved me from paying hundreds to thousands in fines and increased insurance rates. His fee is very fair and was an upfront charge. He's also very responsive and had no issues taking my questions throughout the case. I would 100% recommend hiring Kevin. I would again in a heartbeat.
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Response from Kevin Black December 12, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Happy we got that done. Be well.
Posted by Robert | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Attorney Black sr did an excellent job representing me he tried multiple routes to resolve my case even though some did not pan out, not because of attorney Black but because of the flow of the case itself, I was very happy with the end results and I have reached out to him and his firm for additional help with other matters since then. He is not overpriced and I felt very taken care of which other attorneys have done poorly at previously.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Kevin Black
Attorney Black was extremely professional and timely in handling my case. His knowledge of the intricacies of the legal system and his relationships therein made me feel totally supported. He took the time to understand my case and helped me through every step of the way.
Posted by Joseph | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Attorney
Attorney Black was there for myself and my family during a very difficult time. He was a voice of reason, a rock in the storm and a man of his word. For a year he stayed calm and kept us calm. He works within a very complicated system and works hard so you don't have to. It's comforting to know that if he is ever needed, he will be there to again protect my family.
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Posted by Chirag | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional attorney
I not only recommend attorney Kevin Black, but I guarantee once you have used his service you too will look no further. He responds in an extreme timely matter, he is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. I used attorney Kevin Black for criminal defense, he is a wonderful attorney I could not have been happier, and I will never go anywhere else. Thank you, attorney, for helping me through this tough time and aiding a new beginning of my life.
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Response from Kevin Black August 3, 2022
I truly appreciate the kind words. I am confident you won't need me again, but please stay in touch. Kevin
Posted by Emely | March 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer by far. Please read before you chose
Kevin black is one of the best lawyer's by far. My son was recently like involved in an incident that brought a scare to my family. We needed immediate reassurance and assistance and having recently moved to CT from NYC we really had no resources or time to search. We happened upon Kevin's # who happened to be on vacation when we called. Having worked in the field of social services for over 20 years makes me keen to individuals who are genuine and sincere. Kevin not only chose to assist us while on vacation but did so without hesitation. Kevin guided us through the process, made sound legal, ethical and empathetic suggestions. He responded, clarified, and followed up after returning, even calling after we went to preceint with our son. We are gratful not only for the advice received, but also for not making us feel pressured and providing us with all the options available, even the ones that may not mean financial gain and for that we thank you.
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Response from Kevin Black August 3, 2022
I read this one twice. :-) Thank you, thank you. Kevin
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful AR Program
Working with Kevin was fantastic! He knew how to deal with criminal cases extremely well. We had an unexpected hiccup in the beginning of the case where the court increased the charges and Kevin was able to pivot and get a best case result. Kevin was able to meet with my parents and I at times that were convenient for our work schedules. Together we were able to get the accelerated rehabilitation program as well as get it completed. I would recommend Kevin Black for anyone who needs a defense attorney!
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Posted by Mac | July 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I was extremely pleased with the job Kevin Black did for my family. It was a challenging time for us, and Kevin took the time to clearly, patiently describe every step we would go through. He is professional, courteous, and thoughtful, and he guided us through the process every step of the way. I could not have asked for more.
Posted by Robert | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Kevin Black is more than a great lawyer, he's a miracle worker. I was not the easiest client to represent for a number of reasons (this was a criminal case) and he had an amazing offer before I went ahead and got myself a handful of new charges. I thought there would be nothing anybody could do for me but Attorney Black got most of everything dismissed and some fines on what I plead to. Most importantly even though I felt like a loser with all these stupid actions on my part Kevin treated me like a human being the whole time, while still letting me know I screwed up and being straight with me like a good friend would. I would highly recommend him for criminal defense and any other areas he practices in. Before he was on my case I felt so alone and outnumbered in the court room, but going in with Attorney Black he was confident and in control the whole time which really lowered the stress of the cases weighing on me. I have taken many steps to get my life together and getting these charges closed is the final step in that so I hope to never need him again, but if I need a lawyer for something other than a criminal case I will be calling him.
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Response from Kevin Black April 8, 2021
Thank you Bobby. Getting this type of review is always appreciated and gives me a lift. Glad things worked out the way they did!
Posted by Sue | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job!
Kevin Black was professional and very helpful with my case. He helped me get through this stressful situation that I’m currently in. Lesson learned and I am very thankful and appreciative.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
As I was about to write a review for Kevin Black I noticed that a previous review claimed Kevin discriminated against people with disabilities. This could not be any further from the truth! I am disabled and Unfortunately my mobility is very limited. Kevin went out of his way to accommodate my disabilities going so far as to personally bring paperwork to my home! I live in Shelton, CT., not very close to Wilton. This wasn't for a profitable lawsuit but for simple wills! Kevin went way out of his way to accommodate us and treated us with the utmost respect and kindness. I cannot reccomend Kevin Black enough!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Kevin was very transparent throughout the whole process. He was polite, honest, very detailed and always available for any questions I had. Fast response to emails or calls and if he was not available due to other engagements, someone from office would reach out. Gave me options as to how to handle situation and gave realistic resolutions. I could not have asked for a better lawyer
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Posted by Jibril | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful & Genuine from the start to the end
My divorce case started in 08/18. At the time, I was self representing as I thought I would get a more agreeable settlement with my ex. It turns out that she & her lawyer took that to their advantage to rip me off of hundreds of dollars per week in support. To try to adjust this unfortunate settlement & get the divorce finalized ASAP, I began searching for a lawyer. Enter James Hardy! That lawyer basically took me for a ride for almost 4 months before I fire him, filed a complain against him then hire Kevin Black during the last week of 12/2018! Kevin & Amanda REALLY took care my case & defend valiantly from the start to the end. They were very diligent & provide me with the proper & excellent advice through out the process. They were prompt in responding to my questions & worries. Kevin perfectly understood my case and rectified to the best of his ability most of the bad decision that were made earlier in my case. His cautiously optimistic approach to resolving the matter to the best of ability brought a truly satisfying ending to my case (all support were cut by 50% at least from where they were in 08/18) on 08/19. Kevin & Amanda, again thank you, thank you, for all the great things you accomplished for me! I HIGHLY recommend the team of Kevin Black & Amanda Ell and without an ounce of doubt. R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!!!
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Posted by Rebekah | February 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Recommended without Reservation
I retained Attorney Black for my divorce in 2019-20. He provided me excellent advice, was prompt in responding to questions, was caring and warm, but firm when he had to be. Divorce is a grueling and heartbreaking thing, but Attorney Black was definitely a ship in the storm. I feel that he truly got to know me and my case, and always had my and my son's best interest in mind. While there were many uncertainties throughout the process, the one constant I could count on was knowing that I had excellent counsel -- and that is no small thing. I recommend him highly and without an ounce of reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Charges Dropped
I could not stop thanking Kevin Black. He had helped me from the being and stick by me through the end. He takes any cases very seriously. He is very honest and very respective family oriented person. I will continue to have Kevin Black as my lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • State Of Connecticut Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bayer & Black, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • General Counsel and Senior Vice President
  • Startech Environmental Corp.
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • State Of Connecticut Division Of Criminal Justice
  • 1994 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of CT v. John Doe (client to remain anonymous)
  • Diversionary program

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Greater Danbury Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Judge Phillip E. Mancini, Jr. Award
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 1998
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Legal Updates
  • Connecticut Diversionary Programs
  • 2013
  • Underage Drinking and Consequences
  • Underage Drinking
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (24)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin brings an extraordinary degree of compassion and patience to his client representation. This depth of character is also colored by extensive trial experience. The combination of these qualities allow Kevin to put his money where his mouth is; he can intelligently and effectively negotiate a case because the opposition knows that if the case goes to trial, Kevin delivers the goods. I recommend Kevin enthusiastically and without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney Black is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I called Kevin to help a client in a pinch. He did an excellent job moving the case to a favorable resolution. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin Black is a highly regarded lawyer throughout Connecticut. You should look no further if you are in trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Black provides excellent representation for his clients and is a solid mentor for young up and coming attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as highly skilled, experienced, trustworthy, and very well respected in our profession"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kevin Black is an excellent attorney in a variety of practice areas, however I have observed him first hand in criminal matters in a variety of jurisdictions handling a wide variety of criminal matters. He is an excellent resource for fellow attorneys and exemplifies quality and compassionate legal counsel. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is my go-to person for all matters criminal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When my client needed help with a criminal and DUI matter, I recommended Kevin Black. Kevin is extremely knowledgeable about criminal defense in CT, and I feel very comfortable knowing that my client is in excellent hands."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an excellent attorney. He provides excellent legal advice and services to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Black is a very highly regarded lawyer in the legal community! He enjoys an outstanding reputation among his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Other
"I whole heartedly endorse Atty. Black. He give a thorough and complete explanation to those who ask his advice. Solid attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a true professional that works very hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a very dedicated and professional attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Friend
"Kevin is a dedicated and hard working attorney. He is well versed and experienced in criminal law. I endorse Kevin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is a very competent and compassionate lawyer who fights for his clients."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor

Kevin earned significant contribution points in 2013.

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Danbury Criminal defense Lawyer Kevin M Black
Kevin M Black
Criminal defense Attorney
Danbury, CT
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available