David L. Blacker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Blacker Sammis & Blacker LLP
 | 435 Pacific Ave., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-800-1567
Fax: 415-394-0375
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

David L. Blacker practices family law in San Francisco, California, as a partner at Blacker Sammis & Blacker LLP, where he provides representation to clients throughout the Bay Area and Silicon Valley who are facing the end of their marriages. Mr. Blacker guides clients through decisions with insights into the long-term consequences of various property division options. He closely studies the issues impacting his clients’ proceedings, such as the validity of prenuptial agreements and the valuation of business and real estate assets. He also helps develop strategies to minimize the impact of the dissolution proceedings on his clients and their children.

Since being admitted to practice in California in 2005, Mr. Blacker has continually expanded his understanding of his practice area. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified him as a specialist in family law, and he is a member of the Family Law Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Blacker is also a member of the board of directors of the California Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, where he collaborates with mental health, legal and financial professionals to develop reforms to family law legislation. He is also President and co-founder of the Center for Separating and Divorcing Families, a non-profit organization helping families work through both the legal requirements and the emotions of divorce, under one roof, out of court, at a fixed cost. He is a member of the Bar Association and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and has mentored future attorneys by serving as a coach in the Mock Trial Competition.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Blacker attended Columbia University and received a bachelor’s degree in European history with honors. He then enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Blacker has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About David Blacker

Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.blackersammis.com/Attorneys/David-L-Blacker.shtml

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • President and co-founder, Center for Separating and Divorcing Families, San Francisco
  • Board Member, California Chapter of the Association of the Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Settlement Master, San Francisco Superior Court, 2014 - Present
  • Attorney for the Day, San Francisco Superior Court
  • Coach, Thurgood Marshall High School Mock Trial Program, San Francisco, CA, 2012 - 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist, Divorce Cases from Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2013
  • Panelist, "Family Law Disclosure Forms: The Ins and Outs," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, Community Property, Prof. Tim Iglesias, University of San Francisco Law School, 2011, 2012, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Columbia University, European History, With Honors, 1991

Industry Groups

  • ACFLS
  • AFCC
  • Center For Separating And Divorcing Families
  • San Francisco
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Office Location for David L. Blacker

435 Pacific Ave.
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: 415-800-1567

Fax: 415-394-0375

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Last Updated: 4/17/2019

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