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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2016|
|Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Attorney Member||Ethical Arizona||2010|
|Preliminary Hearing Bureau Attorney of the Month||Maricopa County Attorney's Office||2008|
|Owner||Law Offices of David A. Black PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Alcock & Associates, P.C.||2008 - 2010|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Maricopa Country Attorney's Ofc||2007 - 2008|
|Intern Sex Crimes Major Crimes Division II||Maricopa County Attorney's Office||2006 - 2006|
|Intern||Los Angeles County Office of the Pubic Defender||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Arizona Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice Section||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|State v. Douglas Wasbotten||Reversed (on other grounds)|
|State v. M.S.||Hung Jury on All Courts|
|State v. J.A.||Dismissed|
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|PRWEB||Phoenix Law Firm Offers Scholarships for Hearing Impaired Individuals||2017|
|UMassAmherst||Hearing Impaired Scholarship||2017|
|Google Plus||3 Most Common Ways a DUI in Arizona Can Become a Felony||2014|
|Justia||What is the max sentence for Solc. poss. narc. drug? ARS-13-3408||2013|
|Law Office of David A Black- Blog||Alleged DUI Crash Leads to Second Degree Murder Charge||2013|
|Arizona Association of Criminal Justice||DUI Defense||Training||2014|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of California - Riverside||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Arizona State University||Professional Writing||Writing Certification||2004|
|Arizona State University||Justice Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
Posted by Erikajane
My family and I sought out the help of Mr. David Black when a family member of ours (I'll call him Jr. for the sake of privacy) found himself in some serious trouble, with numerous criminal charges pinned against him.
Initially, Jr.'s very own public defender was confident he was looking to serve the minimum of 25 years. The very first judge he stood before was very strict she and told the prosecution his charges would get him 50 years in prison. And that was almost his fate, with only one court date left until the judge made her decision, that is, until we, his family, decided to help him seek out new representation.
We knew that with his public defender there wasn't a chance of freedom for at least a quarter century, so we researched the internet, made many phone calls, and finally came across a lawyer who listened, was sympathetic, and actively wanted to help and get started right away. He took the case at a moment's notice, and if he hadn't done that, Jr. would still be in prison today.
Because of Mr. David Black, Jr.'s sentence was a maximum of 2 years total with a plea. If he'd gone to trial he was looking at a minimum of 7 years had he lost. The prosecution was strong because of details in the case and the criminal charges against Jr.
Mr. Black briefed us via phone and at every court appearance we made, he always kept us updated with the case and the options he presented to Jr. His is exemplary in his profession, his care, and in his follow through to really be there for his client and their family. He even went out of his way to facilitate and tend to other non-related personal matters for Jr. He was a true blessing.
If ever you're seeking a lawyer to trust, someone to really be by your side and give you the best outcome possible, Mr. David Black is that lawyer.
I felt compelled to write this review because Jr. is out of prison now, and has written bad reviews about this lawyer, without cause. He made many false statements and needs behavioral health to work out some of his frustrations. I guess he seems to think that once a lawyer is paid, a magic wand is waved that undoes every unlawful move he made. He has an accountability problem, and Mr. David A. Black shouldn't be slandered in anyway because of it, because Jr. would not be a free man today if not for Mr. Black.
Posted by Gina
We hired David Black in Phoenix, AZ for our son who went off the deep end, so to speak, over a failed marriage. Without going into details just to suffice it to say he had varying degrees of charges in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tucson, et.al. I think he had 8 Felony charges as well as misdemeanor charges all over the place. I am not going to discuss my son's cases here, publicly, for the world to see, but rest assured they were serious, but non - violent charges.
David Black and also William Wynn really surpassed our expectations. They were able achieve a remarkable outcome for our son.
I also need to mention the other staff who also had an active roll dealing with us as well as our son. ( we are not in AZ) Laura Oakly is a Paralegal and Megan Bratsouleas who is a Legal Assistant. We had a lot of contact with them as well during this trying time. They were very sincere, truly caring and helpful.
They are an awesome team, did not display the arrogance and condescending attitude found in other law firms. Together they came up with a defense strategy that we feel no other attorney would have been able to accomplish. We are extremely grateful for the outcome and all they did to help our son.
Posted by Doug
(Let me start by saying if I had given a Public Pretender the control to determine the fate of my case – of my Life – there’s a good chance – because of the way things appeared – I would be sitting in a jail cell now instead of writing these words….)
That being said, should you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law and are in a position to hire legal representation, choose David Black…and here are just a few of my reasons for which I will be forever grateful.
• They treated me like a person – not a dollar amount and certainly never like a criminal. Respect and integrity are words that mean something to them and their actions are proof of that. (And those are nice feelings – at a time when I was feeling down about myself and my situation.)
• They’re real people – real, down to earth people - who also happen to be organized and professional. (And they explained things in terms I could understand without talking down to me.)
• They maintained communication with me about my case every step of the way – not just the day before I was supposed to show up for a court appearance. I was encouraged to ask questions and was never once made to feel stupid for not knowing the answers. (Because no matter how smart you may be, navigating through legalities – especially in the state of Arizona – can be confusing.)
• It was easy to find myself trusting not only David but the extraordinary group he has working with him; the compassion and genuine concern with which I was treated – the ways that they helped me to believe that I was worthy of a second chance and I had every right to a bright future –
…well, those are simply things on which you can’t put a price tag….
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