David L. Blacker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Blacker Sammis & Blacker LLP
 | 435 Pacific Ave., No. 309
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-741-2349
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David L. Blacker is owner of David Lawrence Blacker Family Law PC, a law firm in San Francisco, California. Certified as a specialist in family law from The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Blacker has more than 15 years of legal experience assisting clients throughout the San Francisco Bay region and surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

    Through his family law practice, Mr. Blacker primarily handles high-asset divorce cases, and he has gained a reputation for his ability to handle complex issues pertaining to business valuations, paternity, custody and all other divorce-related matters. He also serves on the board of the Association of the Family and Conciliation Courts' California Chapter, and he is the co-founder and president of the Center for Separating and Divorcing Families.

    Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Blacker is a member of the American Bar Association and The State Bar of California's Family Law Section, among others, and he serves as a volunteer settlement conference master in San Francisco Superior Court. A leader in his field, he also teaches courses on family law and divorce at the University of San Francisco Law School and the Institute for Paralegal Education. He also regularly volunteers his time and services to those less fortunate in his community.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Blacker has earned many top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his area during a very difficult and uncertain time in their lives.

    A graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Blacker obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2005, and he is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About David Blacker

    Admitted: 2005, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.blackerfamilylaw.com/

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California, 2005
    • American Bar Association
    • Founding member, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the California Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC-CA), 2020
    • 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
    • University of San Francisco Law School
    • Panelist, "Legal Writing Tips: Judge, Attorney and Paralegal Viewpoints," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2016
    • 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.
    No. 309
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Phone: 415-741-2349

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    Last Updated: 4/6/2021

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