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Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Miami, FL

Roy Black
Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, PA
201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300
Miami, FL 33131
T:Work 305-371-6421
F: Fax305-358-2006
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1970
Education: University of Miami School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%), Business Litigation (20%), Criminal Defense (10%)


Roy Black, the senior partner of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A., is one of the nation's premier trial lawyers. With 40+ years’ experience as a criminal defense attorney, he has handled hundreds of cases in Florida and throughout the United States.  He also handles select civil lawsuits, offering his clients a complete service in high-stakes cases.  Perhaps best known for his successful defense of William Kennedy Smith on rape charges in Palm Beach, Florida, Mr. Black also successfully defended Eller Media (now known as Clear Channel Outdoor) against manslaughter charges stemming from the bus-bench electrocution of a 12-year-old boy in Miami; Albertson's, Inc., when the State of Florida charged the Fortune 500 company with manslaughter in the death of a shoplifter; and artist Peter Max in New York. Other noteworthy clients have included Rush Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammar, South Florida police officers Luis Alvarez and William Lozano and banker Fred De la Mata.  Roy has defended numerous other clients on charges ranging from murder to securities fraud, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, internet sex crimes, mail and wire fraud and tax evasion.

Most recently, Mr. Black successfully represented 3-time Indy 500 winner and Dancing with the Stars champion Helio Castroneves in a 6-week tax trial where he was charged with income tax evasion.

Annually since 1987, Mr. Black has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, a widely used guide to the nation's top legal talent.   He has also been recognized by Chambers and Partners, an internationally prestigious legal guide, as a top criminal defense attorney and as having "the best national reputation in the State [of Florida]."  Chambers went on to say that Mr. Black is “one of the few who are famous for being good and actually practice at that standard,” and that he is “[s]o good, he is scary good.”  Chambers further said that “no one is as well prepared or has the presence in court of Roy Black,” and “he is uniquely gifted in front of juries; and is so good he is famous for it.”

Mr. Black served as NBC’s legal analyst on “The Today Show,” and has frequently appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” serving as commentator and legal analyst for noteworthy legal cases in the news.  He has also appeared as a guest commentator on legal issues on several other network and cable news programs.  The author of Black's Law, a book that recounts the strategies he employed to safeguard the freedom of four clients, Mr. Black has also taught advanced criminal evidence at the University of Miami School of Law for over 30 years.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016

Articles about Roy Black appearing in Super Lawyers

Basic Black
If the town has to burn down for justice to be done, that’s a risk Roy Black is willing to take

About Roy Black

Admitted: 1970, Florida

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Honors and Awards:

  • Criminal Justice Award, Dade County Bar Association, 1991
  • For voluntary representation of prisoners on Florida's death row, Nelson Poynter Award, American Civil Liberties Union

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Eugene Spellman Inns of Court
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers (Executive Committee)
  •  American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  •  International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Miami Alumni Association William R. Butler Community Service Award, 2005

Educational Background:

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1970; B.A., University of Miami, 1967.
Last Updated: 12/21/2015
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