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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1992||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer 2016||Super Lawyer||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Georgia Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Georgia Super Lawyer - Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2012|
|2000 DUI Lawyer of the Year||Georgia Defenders of DUI Drivers||2000|
|Attorney at Law||Black Law Offices, LLC||1996 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Cornwell & Church||1992 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Defenders of DUI Drivers||President||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Georgia Defenders of DUI Drivers||Member||1998 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1996 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1992 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1992 - 2014|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1992 - 2014|
|Johnson v. State||Decision reversed on subsequent appeal.|
|In re A.J.I.||Children returned to mother|
|Crowell v. Williams||Client won return of down payment.|
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|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||How Not to Be Sued or Face A Bar Complaint||2015|
|Black Law Offices Website||Georgia's Title Ad Valorem Tax: Trap for the Unwary Divorce Lawyer||2014|
|Georgia Super Lawyers||Georgia Super Lawyers - Criminal Defense||2014|
|Black Law Offices Website||Limits on Revocations of Probation||2013|
|Black Law Offices website||Education Taken Away: Drastic Consequences of Drug Cases||2013|
|DUI Guru Website||Is an Anonymous Tip of A Drunk Driver Enough for a Stop?||2013|
|DUI Guru Website||There is no Right to Consult an Attorney When Deciding Whether to Take Georgia DUI Tests||2013|
|Atlanta Magazine||Georgia Super Lawyers 2013||2013|
|Black Law Offices Website||Depositions of Alleged Victim in Child Molestation Cases||2012|
|Black Law Offices Website||Georgia Records Restriction Changes||2012|
|DUI Guru Website||Georgia Boating Under the Influence Cases||2012|
|Atlanta Magazine||Georgia SuperLawyers 2012||2012|
|Atlanta Magazine||Georgia Super Lawyers 2011||2011|
|ICLE Georgia CLE Manaual||Georgia's Checkerboard of SFST Cases||2004|
|Georgia ICLE Manual||Five Essential Components of an Effective Opening Statement||2001|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course (NHTSA/IACP)||DUI Defense||Certificate of Completion||2004|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course (NHTSA/IACP)||DUI Defense||Certificate of Completion||2004|
|National College of DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases||Certificate of Completion||2004|
|National College of DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases||Certificate of Completion||2003|
|National College of DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases||Certificate of Completion||2002|
|National College of DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases||Certificate of Completion||2000|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Mercer University College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|DUI Defense Institute||How Not to be Sued or Face a Bar Complaint||2015|
|Georgia ICLE||Georgia's Checkerboard of SFST Cases||2004|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||Five Essential Components of an Effective Opening Statement||2001|
Posted by Charles M.
I called Sean on the same day of my court case. He accepted me as a client and appeared in court on my behalf that same morning. My case was handled with the best care that I could have asked for. I chose Sean with the hopes that his relationships in Habersham County court system would serve me well. I was correct and my case was resolved in the manner that I had hoped for (my best case scenario).
Thank you Sean!!
Posted by Art
Mr. Black represented me in an exceptional manner in all regards.
I came across Black Law Offices from an internet search and chose his firm based on its credentials and Mr. Blacks 22 year experience.
I was facing four charges for a DUI. (DUI per se', DUI less than safe, open container and failure to maintain lane).
His staff was always very responsive to my questions and Mr. Black himself would typically respond to my non urgent e-mails in less than 48 hours. When I needed clarification due to my ignorance of the law, they were always patient with me and made sure I fully understood everything.
I had to drive three hours from SC for my court appearance which he moved to superior court from probate court because he was not happy with the probate courts position on my case.
I arrived for the hearing/arraignment there were an astonishing 254 cases to be heard that same day. I just new this was going to get dragged out. This was un-nerving because I had lost my job over the DUI and locked out of my industry for a year due to a non-compete. So time and money were was something I was short on thus staying in GA for an extended time or driving back and fourth six hours roundtrip was next to impossible.
Just as court was settling into session Mr. Black was talking to the judge beside the judges bench along with the assistant DA. I could tell from a distance the judge knew of Mr. Black. A few minutes later I was astounded when motioned by Mr. Black to approach the bench. Really!?...the first in line of 254 cases? But yes, that is exactly what is was and court had really not even settled into session.
Long story shorter, Mr. Black was able to have three of the four charges dismissed and I was only charged with DUI per se'.
I served no jail time, no community service, had a fine which was far less than the maximum and one year unsupervised probation.
I had done some things on my own prior to the case such as attend a several week in-patient treatment program which helped a good deal, but Mr. Black did all the rest.
I am grateful to him, his staff and their professionalism and knowledge and highly recommend his services to anyone. By the way based on other quotes I had gotten from other attorneys his fees were very reasonable.
Timothy Klob, Workers compensation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Sean Black is an excellent attorney and one to whom I turn when seeking effective legal representation for potential clients in Northeast Georgia. Sean has been ranked as a Georgia Super Lawyer by his peers for several years in a row, which reflects that he is within the top 5% of all Georgia attorneys statewide, and I recommend him without reservation to potential clients seeking assistance in any of his areas of practice.
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