David A. Black

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Law Offices of David A. Black PLLC
 | 40 North Central Avenue, Suite 1850
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 480-280-8028
Fax: 602-296-4885
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Mr. Black owns the Law Offices of David A. Black PLLC, which was formed in 2010.  There, he focuses his practice in the area of criminal defense.  His representative matters include DUI/vehicular crimes, white collar criminal defense, domestic violence crimes, fraud, injunction practice, and drug crimes.  Over the years, he has represented doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, athletes and other professionals in the entire range of criminal defense practice.  Mr. Black is on the board of the Arizona Jewish Lawyer’s Association, volunteers as a judge pro tem in Maricopa County, and serves on the Arizona Association for Criminal Justice Legislative Committee. 

Mr. Black is AV Rated and is licensed in both Arizona and California.  He received his B.S. in Justice Studies from ASU summa cum laude in 2004, and he is a 2007 graduate of UCLA School of Law.


Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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About David Black

Admitted: 2008, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.dbphoenixcriminallawyer.com/team/davidblack/


  • Firm selected to Best Lawyers., US News Best Law Firms , US News and World Report, 2021
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2021, Best Lawyers in America , Bestlawyers.com, 2021
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0 in Criminal Defense

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Federal District Court, District of Arizona, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Admission Federal District Court, District of Arizona, 2020
  • Judge pro tem (Criminal Division) Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, 2020
  • Arizona Association for Criminal Justice, Member, Legislative Committee, 2020
  • Board Member., 2020
  • Legislative Committee, AACJ., 2019
  • Board Member, AJLA., 2019
  • Board Member, Arizona Jewish Lawyer's Association, 2017, 2018
  • Board Member, Arizona Jewish Lawyer's Association, 2017
  • Licensed to practice law in California., 2017
  • Legislative Committee, AACJ, 2017
  • Member in Good Standing, AZ Bar, 2015
  • Member in good standing, St. Bar of Arizona., 2014
  • Member Good Standing Arizona Bar 025369, 2013
  • Member of Arizona Association of Criminal Justice, legislative committee, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • We consistenly represent at least one client on a pro bono basis, exceeding the recommended number of hours proposed by the ABA and State Bars of Arizona and California., 2019


  • Court of Appeals, Division One, State v. Wasbotten.  Case under Petition for Review AZ Supreme Court.  Resolves issue of standing for driver's of rental vehicle's in favor of defense bar; reversed on other grounds, but pending Petition., 2016
  • Misdemeanor prostitution dismissed after Double Jeopardy motion in Phoenix Municipal Court, 2013
  • DUI Tempe Municipal Court Dismissed after Evidentiary Hearing, 2013
  • Not Guilty - Domestic Violence Assault Phoenix Municipal Court, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV Rated, 2020
  • AV Rated, 2018
  • AV Rated , 2019
  • Attorney of the Month - Preliminary Hearing Bureau MCAO, 2008
  • AV Rated, 2016
  • AV Rated, 2013
  • AV Rated, 2015
  • AV Rated , 2012
  • AV Rated, 2014
  • AV Rated, 2017


  • Video from home page of attorney website., Home Page Video, Civil Lit, Criminal, 2020

Educational Background:

  • J.D. University of California, School of Law, 2007
  • Arizona State University, B.S. Justice Studies, School of Public Policy, summa cum laude, 2004

Industry Groups

  • Consumer
  • Entertainment
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Professional
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Office Location for David A. Black

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 1850
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 480-280-8028

Fax: 602-296-4885

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Last Updated: 12/31/2020

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