Dennis Black, Managing Partner

Focus: Personal Injury

Dennis is one of the original founding partners of the firm. Born in New York and educated in the East, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fordham College where he was selected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year before obtaining his law degree from Yale Law School in 1970. Dennis moved to Oregon in the early 70’s to launch his private practice. Over the next 30 years he has developed an outstanding reputation for standing up for the rights of individuals. He is licensed to practice law in California and Oregon and has been an effective advocate for hundreds of people living in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Dennis was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. In 2009, Superlawyer Magazine named Dennis “Superlawyer” as chosen by attorney peers and independent research. Dennis has been awarded the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2010, Dennis was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Medford, OR.

Memberships: Oregon State Bar, State Bar of California, American College of Trial Lawyers, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. All Oregon and California State Courts, Federal District Court for the District of Oregon, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Northern and Eastern District of California.


If you have a personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, elder or nursing home abuse, or sexual abuse case, please contact Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens by filling out the form below. The consultation is free and we only receive compensation if we obtain benefits for you.


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