Attorney William D. Black


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Bill Black has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. In that time, he has earned the respect and admiration of his peers, based upon the success which he has achieved in his professional and personal life. He is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has enjoyed living and working in Phoenix since 1979. He did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and then attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin. He is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin and in the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

During the last several years, Mr. Black has been a member of the State Bars of Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association (Past President and Board of Directors Member), the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (Past Board of Directors Member), American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been a member of the Torts and Insurance Practice, Business Law and Entertainment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and served as the Chair of the Business Law Section of the Arizona State Bar in 2002. He served on the Executive Council of the State Bar Business Law Section from 2000 to 2017 and from 2004 through 2006 was a contributing editor to the Arizona Business Lawyer. He currently is the executive director of the Arizona Entrepreneur Advisor. He has also appeared as a legal expert several times on Phoenix local TV news telecasts.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar, 1979
  • State Bar of Arizona, 1979
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Published Works

  • Editor in Chief, The Arizona Entrepreneur Advisor, 2005 – Present
  • Contributing Editor, Arizona Business Lawyer, 2002 – 2010
  • Editor, Torts, Arizona Trial Lawyer Advocate Magazine, 1991
  • Legal Columnist, The Harron Report – Periodical restaurant publication Legal Columnist, Southwestern Hospitality Magazine, Series of publications on restaurant & liquor license law, 1991 – 1995

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 1986 – Present
  • Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Past Member, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, 1988 – Present
  • National Association of Elder Law, Member 1999 – 2007
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Entertainment Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Minnesota, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member