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….
Posted by Jah
Me and my husband were very lucky to have attorney like Mr. David Black. He was very professional and informative. We are out of State and did not know where to start. Mr. Black explained me and my husband the case thoroughly and advised us honestly of what our options were. He was very efficient and knowledgeable of the case and stayed in touch at all times. Our case was complicated but the result was beyond our expectations. I highly recommend David to anyone who is looking for an outstanding attorney.
Posted by MD
I called him after an arrest for DUI, it was a Saturday noon after I spent the night at jail. He himself picked up the phone, we discussed the details of the case and arranged a face-to-face meeting on Sunday to further provide information and discuss the details. As a professional I had some public duties for my job license and this arrest could potentially ruin my career. He took care of both side of the case. This case lasted about one year, we pleaded not guilty and he was on top of all minute aspects of the case. He has been always available, updating me with immediate text messages, answering my numerous questions. It was my first encounter with law enforcement ever, so I did not understand the legal implications of charges, technical words and letters. He spent tremendous amount of time to explain all the details in layman terms.
Moreover his behavior was more than a lawyer defending your case, his pleasant personality and friendly manners made me comfortable that the case is being handled by someone like a family member.
He always kept in mind my interests, addressed my anxiety regarding next steps dealing with prosecutors and always provided sound and frank advice.
He confidently interviewed the arresting officers, fought to the last for my case, and finally won the case. He frankly did not promise success, but promised to push as hard as legally possible.
As I understood later there should be tens of procedures and paperwork to be filled 100% correctly to be condemned in a court and only an astute attorney can examine and verify them all.
He is an aggressive, though logical attorney. The one you need his number in your cellphone. His number is saved in all my friends' phones just in case.
This would be true even I had lost the case: a caring and aggressive brother.
Posted by Jeffrey
David has been my go to attorney since 2011. Honestly I refer to him as a gift from God, my first case was proving my innocence; my word against two officers, had two paid attorneys and a public defender in the first 15 months of the case. I literally contacted the entire white pages criminal defense section, I had an obligation to myself to find the best representation for the sticky situation I found myself in. Odds were stacked against me, yet despite circumstances, fact remained I was wrongfully accused and trial was my only option. Then, I was blessed, I made contact with David and hired him there shortly after. No joke, it took a matter of weeks and my fears of losing my twenties(minimum, plea sat stern at 5-9years, 7.5 presumptive) was put at ease. The outcome was beyond what I saw to be possible prior to connecting with David, class 4 dropped, prison no longer on the table. For obvious reasons, I hired him for my future cases and he continuously obtains an outcome beyond my expectations. I highly recommend, Attorney David Black, for any criminal allegations life places on your lap.
Posted by m.shurtleff
Unfortunately Mr. Black and I had to part ways on two criminal cases due to issues that could have rendered Mr. Black from properly rep'ing me effectively.
So I can not attest to his trial skills but in pretrial I found him to be honest, effective, and very caring about my unique situation. I have had to fire lawyers for sitting around and wasting time. Mr. Black did not waste my time at any point and his effectiveness in all pre-trial matters greatly enhanced my current overall bad situation. He even offered to refund all my money that I paid him up front. So in essence he did work pro bono which is a very noble and rare thing these days.
I had confidence in him from the get go and would hire him in the future if need be. I wanted to give him a 5 star rating but circumstances did not allow me to fully review his full skill set. But when you the know simple fact that good business is where you find it, I believed I had a good business deal with Mr. Black and I he showed a great personal and professional touch in my situation.
Thank you David for being diligent and honest and best of luck to you and yours!
Posted by anonymous
David helped us quickly resolve a drug parerphernalia charge which was ultimately dismissed. We found him to be very knowledgeable, responsive and highly professional. His rates are very fair, he relates well with college students and I would highly recommend him to others seeking legal counsel for similar legal issues.
Posted by Sam Moens
He's David Black ! And He's got Your back!
It's imperative that when you are facing Legal issues.That you contact an experienced Attorney.One that takes your case seriously.When I was facing some serious charges the only name that came to mind was David Black.This Lawyer is hands down! The Best Representative I know in AZ.
I couldn't have had all 4 of my cases dismissed if it wasn't for him.He's a true professional in the Court room.He also went over my case meticulously to ensure that he would prepare the best defense possible.This Guy is a Workaholic! He's always ready to answer my questions and always available."I think his iPhone is glued to his hand"
If your in a bind David can work with you also.I recommend Him to
Any one going through Legal Issues.David will give his best to ensure you get the best possible outcome. "Forget the rest"
"Call the Best" David A .Black "He's got your back"
Posted by Jeremy
David represented me when I had been charged with reckless endangerment involving excessive speed on a motorcycle. Initially I tried working with a public defender but found that I couldn't live with the plea bargain the public defender and district attorney's office were considering. I found David on his website and after talking to him on the phone made an appointment to talk with him about representing me. David was very accessible, took his time, and explained my options carefully and clearly. As a former prosecutor he understood the inner workings of the justice system in Phoenix and was able to help me understand my realities - what was possible, what was likely, and what was unlikely. David told me exactly what he believed he could accomplish for me which was a probationary period and terms I could live with and a real possibility that I could avoid a permanent felony on my record. His fees were reasonable.d and also manageable.
David worked quickly on my case, did exactly what he said he would do and when there were "red tape" issues in the D.A.'s office he took care of those quickly. David was always available when I called or got back to me as soon as possible. I felt like he really cared about me and my future, He was able to negotiate a very fair and satisfactory probationary period for me. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.