FedArb is thrilled to announce that Hon. Donald Black (Ret.) has joined the panel. He will be based in California and specialize in appellate, attorney fee/malpractice, business/commercial, civil rights, employment/labor, product liability, real estate and securities/financial service disputes.
Judge Black served for more than 20 years on the Fresno County Superior Court. He was a founding member of Fresno’s direct calendar unlimited civil division, beginning in 2003 and serving in that assignment until his retirement. He was also a member of the Fresno Superior Court Appellate Division and during the last 10 years was the Appellate Division Presiding Judge. Judge Black participated in hundreds of appeals and wrote hundreds of appellate decisions.
He managed a wide variety of cases from the pleading stage of the case through trial. At any given time, Judge Black was responsible for 800 to 1,200 unlimited civil cases. Over the years Judge Black conducted hundreds of law and motion proceedings and settlement conferences and tried hundreds of jury and bench trials.
Judge Black graduated with his A.B. from Middlebury College and earned his J.D. from Santa Clara School of Law.