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David R. Black

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Media, PA

4.9   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1976
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For over 35 years, David R. Black's Bankruptcy Legal Group has helped consumers and small businesses in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in Pennsylvania.

David R. Black's Bankruptcy Legal Group is a division of the full-service law firm of Black, Stranick & Cella, P.C. in Media, Pennsylvania. Our firm is committed to securing a fresh financial beginning for individuals, families, and businesses by providing debt advice and bankruptcy counsel. We offer free initial consultations either in the office or over the phone so give us a call today!


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Posted by Jack | May 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant lawyer!!
Mr. Black is not only an amazing lawyer but is truly a caring person. I came to him after seeing another bankruptcy lawyer. What a difference! He was honest, clear, professional, compassionate and thorough. The other lawyer had been vague and did not communicate well with me about the next steps. But Mr. Black took the time to answer all my questions. He saved me from a terrible situation financially and understood that good people sometimes get in a bad place and deserve a fresh start. He gave me that and I will be forever jackgrateful to him and his staff. There is no one better!
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Posted by William | October 1, 2015
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Mr Black handled my chapter 7 case. I was made aware of all of my options. Everything was explained to me before the proceedings I was always made aware of all things beneficial to my case. I have used him before and because of my experience with him I knew it would be good for me to use him again. Very professional and polite.
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Posted by Dorothy | August 25, 2015
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Bankruptcy case
Mr Black and his staff are professional, courteous and prompt. My case went on for almost 4 years and it was the most difficult and stressful time of my life. Mr. Black informed me of all my options and pointed me in the right direction when my judgement was less than ideal due to financial, physical and emotional hardship. Thank you Mr Black, Marissa and all the office staff at Black, Stranick and are all top notch professionals!
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Posted by RAY | August 24, 2015
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Black was very professional and helpful. I would recommend anyone in need to use his services. His staff made it so easy, and they were very fast ,in there Responses and professional and kind. I would highly recommend and one to use Mr Black
Posted by Matt | August 12, 2015
David Black is the best!
David was referred by another attorney that we knew & we quickly realized why. We hired David to complete a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for us (which worked out amazingly!) and he is now working on a loan modification for our home. He and his staff have been very thorough, competent, as well as comforting from day one. They have always been available to answer questions and to guide us through the process. Now what we love most about David is his demeanor. He is extremely calm as well as extremely confident in his abilities and knowledge. This combination was exactly what my wife & I needed to put us at ease during a very stressful time in our lives. We are so very thankful and blessed to have had (and still have!) David and his staff on our side!
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Posted by Michele | August 12, 2015
About David R. Black
I felt well taken care of, assured, and confident in David Black representing me in my filing for bankruptcy. He was prepared and professional, accessible, and had a wonderful support staff. He took the time to address all of my concerns and allay my fears in filing. Outstanding counsel and service.
Posted by Tracy | August 11, 2015
This office and David Black, Esq has,been superb when it came to my bankruptcy filings,and throughout the,entire process from a tart to finish!
Posted by Lisa | August 6, 2015
Smooth sailing
The office is kind, thorough, understanding of the situation. I was given full complete descriptions of what I needed to know and felt very safe and comfortable discussing information for my circumstance. If you are lucky enough to get Melissa working on your case you are in superb hands. She was very patient and and answered my questions in terms I could understand. You will be happy with Mr. Black's representation! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Jim | August 4, 2015
David R. Black
Our attorney and his staff did a remarkable job in the handling of our personal bankruptcy. Ours was a somewhat complicated bankruptcy and we totally relied on the answers given by Mr Black and/or his staff as well as the meetings and rather voluminous paper work that we had to prepare and double check with our attorney and his staff in preparation for filing our bankruptcy. After everything was in order and double checked we had our initial and only meeting with the court which our attorney also attended. As all was in order our meeting in front of the court went rather quickly. During the entire process whenever we had a question or concern for Mr. Black it was either promptly answered by him or the answer was given thru one of his paralegals who checked for us before providing an answer.
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Posted by Eric | August 4, 2015
Outstanding service by Mr. Black and his staff. His knowledge and expertise in Bankruptcy assisted me in my Chapter 13 bankruptcy. When I became permanently disabled, Mr. Black and staff had my Chapter 13 discharged by a judge. I highly recommend Mr. Black. I appreciated his Courtesy and Professionalism on my case.
Posted by michelle | August 4, 2015
happy with attorney
my attorney was wonderful, very reassuring thru this whole ordeal, he was available when I was panicked, he took care of my situation with ease, even though i felt like everything was falling apart, he reassured me that sometimes things are out of our control. He was extremely competent. The only thing that i found upsetting was that the paralegal assigned to my case took another position before the case was closed; however the new paralegal is very knowledgeable and i liked her a lot, it was just the fear of having to start with a new paralegal but i didn't need to do that since she had all of the notes and was on top of everything.
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Posted by Theresa | August 4, 2015
My Experience
I had filed for bankruptcy after my divorce and realized I had made the correct attorney choice. The entire experience went smoothly. I gathered my information and then filed. Before long I was in court feeling confident about my decisions. I would highly recommend this firm to others in similar situations. Regards, TB Sharon
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Posted by Liz & John | August 3, 2015
Thank you!
Thank you so very much for all your support, guidance, advice and help during our bankruptcy. It was a difficult time for us and you truly helped us feel like we were not alone and that we could come out of this still feeling whole. I do not think I could ever thank you enough for comforting me when I felt the mental pressure of the whole situation weighing me down. We wish you all the best.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2015
Very satisfied with the service we Received from Mr Black and his Staff. There were very helpful, kind , considerate Gave us piece of mind. Worked with us In a very thoughtful manner. Would highly recommend this firm, To anyone That needs there service.
Posted by wayne | March 10, 2015
complete satisfaction
David Black did everything he said he would, kept me well informed, and put my mind at ease. the rates were more then fair and the service from his entire staff went above and beyond expectiations . would definitly use again
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
David Black
I found that David's group was very strong in representing me in court and kept my payments to the amount promised initially.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Black, Stranick & Cella, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Founding Partner
  • Black, Stranick & Waterman
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Founding Partner
  • Black & Associates
  • 1994 - 2005


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Temple University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Bankruptcy Lawyers 2015
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers 2011
  • Main Line Today
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers of 2009
  • Main Line Today
  • 2009
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  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Best Practices For Filing Chapter 13
  • 2014

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Media Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer David R. Black
David R. Black
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Media, PA
Licensed for 47 years
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