Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Baylor University School of Law - J.D., 1979
Graduated second in Law Class, Cum Laude Associate Editor of Baylor Law Review
Baylor University - B.B.A., 1978
Dennis Black has dedicated the past 26 years to building his practice as a trial lawyer, following a two-year appointment serving as briefing attorney to the Honorable William M. Steger, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. He maintains board certification with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Mr. Black has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of complex litigation matters, demonstrating expertise in the courtroom as well as the ability to manage complex multi-party litigation. He serves the firm's clients as both trial and coordinating local counsel. He has taken over 100 cases to verdict in jury trials in state and federal court. He has successfully represented individuals, corporations, business owners, and premises owners in a wide variety of commercial, personal injury, and wrongful death matters.
Mr. Black offers a hands-on philosophy tailored to meet clients' specific needs and, therefore, enjoys many long-term client relationships. Mr. Black has earned a reputation among his peers as a thorough, well-prepared competitor. He has demonstrated a unique ability to connect with a jury resulting in countless successful resolutions.
Commercial Litigation General Litigation Insurance Defense Personal Injury Litigation Premises Liability Products Liability Toxic Torts Trucking Industry Defense Family Law Litigation
Past Cases Typical of Mr. Black's Practice Areas:
Defense of an oil exploration company in wrongful death suit arising from head trauma on drilling premises
Defense in trucking company accident involving wrongful death as well as serious personal injuries
Defense of an apartment complex in wrongful death case arising from falling tree on apartment premises
Defense of owner of plumbing company sued for allegedly causing brain & neuropsychological injuries in a motor vehicle collision
Defense of a feed manufacturer arising from exposure of cattle to toxin alfa
Defense of business owners for injury-causing falls on premises
Defense of East Texas company regarding alleged construction defects involving breach of contract and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act
State Bar of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Smith County Bar Association
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Dennis Black grew up in Tyler, Texas and met his wife, Pam, while they attended John Tyler High School. He then continued his education at Baylor University from 1974 to 1978 graduating with a B.B.A. He attended Baylor University School of Law, graduating second in his class with cum laude honors in 1979. Mr. Black worked as a briefing attorney for the Honorable William M. Steger, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division from 1979 until 1981. He was hired by Ramey & Flock, P.C. in 1981 and became a shareholder in 1985. In 2002, after over 20 years with Ramey & Flock, P.C., Mr. Black started his own law firm. He formed Black & Skaggs, P.C. with Jeramy "Jamy" Skaggs in 2007. Dennis & Pam Black make their home in Whitehouse, Texas and have raised three children: Camille, Travis, and Maci. Dennis enjoys serving in his church, Friendly Baptist, and also enjoys lifting weights, mixed martial arts, working on cars, and spending time with his family.
Friendly Baptist Church - Deacon & Teacher of Singles Class