AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Criminal Defense
- DUI Defense
- Plaintiff Personal Injury
- General Litigation
University of California, Los Angeles—Juris Doctor 2007
Arizona State University—B.S., Summa Cum Laude 2004
Judge Pro Tempore, Superior Court of Maricopa County
Board Member, Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association
Arizona Association of Criminal Justice, Legislative Committee
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
US News Best Law Firms Best Lawyers 2021 ®– Law Offices of David A. Black
The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 – DUI
Defense, General Criminal Defense
The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 – DUI Defense
Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers ®, Rising Star, 2014-2020
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney
There are numerous characteristics that you want and expect in your criminal lawyer. Integrity, intelligence and an unfailing devotion to his clients are paramount. But those traits alone are not enough – you need a lawyer with substantial experience defending clients charged with crimes. And that is exactly what David Black has been doing for the past seven years.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Black served as a prosecutor in the Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office. That experience allowed him the unique opportunity to see first-hand how the prosecutors put their cases together, how they assemble their evidence, and how they formulate charges against criminal defendants. By seeing the process from the inside, Mr. Black gained significant insight that taught him how to spot weaknesses in the prosecution’s case; what to do in cases in which the prosecutor inflates the charges; how best to secure a dismissal or a reduction in charges; and how to negotiate the best possible results for his clients.
A veteran of the criminal justice system, David is also an experienced trial attorney. The fact is that in some cases, the best alternative for a client is to proceed to trial, and if that is the case, Mr. Black will move forward with confidence. At all times, the essential principle is that every one of his clients is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.