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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.
No known instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015
Top 100: 2015 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2015 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2015 Miami Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2014 Miami Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2013 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2013 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2013 Miami Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2012 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2012 Miami Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2011 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2011 Miami Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2010 Miami Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2010 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2010 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2009 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2009 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2008 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2007 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100: 2006 Florida Super Lawyers
Top 10: 2006 Florida Super Lawyers
If the town has to burn down for justice to be done, that’s a risk Roy Black is willing to take
Admitted: 1970, Florida
Professional Webpage: www.royblack.com/attorneys/Roy/Black/
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