John Thomas 'Tom' Black (Houston, Texas)
John Thomas 'Tom' Black (Houston, Texas)

John Thomas 'Tom' Black

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Free initial consultation, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Licensed for 36 years

Serving Houston, TX (view address)

John Thomas 'Tom' Black

Free initial consultation, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Houston, TX (view address)

About John Thomas 'Tom' Black

J. Thomas Black graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1982, then he started his own firm in 1986. Mr. Black has always specialized in consumer and small business bankruptcy law, tax collection defense, debt negotiation and related matters. Mr. Black's Houston bankruptcy law firm currently consists of Mr. Black, two full time paralegals, and other support staff. Mr. Black was Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1989, and he was re-certified in 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009. Mr. Black served as President of the Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys from 1999 until 2002. He has also served on the Local Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, a… Read more

J. Thomas Black graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1982, then he started his own firm in 1986. Mr. Black has always specialized in consumer and small business bankruptcy law, tax collection defense, debt negotiation and related matters. Mr. Black's Houston bankruptcy law firm currently consists of Mr. Black, two full time paralegals, and other support staff. Mr. Black was Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1989, and he was re-certified in 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009. Mr. Black served as President of the Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys from 1999 until 2002. He has also served on the Local Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, a committee consisting of the bankruptcy judges for the Southern District of Texas, and several prominent trustees and attorneys. Mr. Black is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas. He is a fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation. Mr. Black is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and he currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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Areas of Law

Other Areas of Law

  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 13
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Foreclosure
  • Commercial Insolvency
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Debt Relief
  • Debtor Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts
  • Repossessions

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Pro Bono

Total time spent on pro bono work: 5%

Pro Bono Service Award by U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, 2003; State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section Pro Bono Service Award, 2012.


Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 3 reviews
  • Champion Badge Silver

Communication

4.7

Responsiveness

4.7

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

4.7
  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  February 07, 2018

    The attorneys and staff at J. Thomas Black are very helpful, knowledgeable and the make the entire process less painful. I really appreciated the help they provided.

    The attorneys and staff at J. Thomas Black are very helpful, knowledgeable and the make the entire process less painful. I really appreciated the help they provided. Read less

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  May 04, 2013

  • Bankruptcy

    Client Review  |  July 07, 2013

    Responds and takes action, but he fees must be paid in full first.

    Responds and takes action, but he fees must be paid in full first. Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions

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Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1982, Texas
1982, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1987, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Additional Payment Information

Free initial consultation
Fixed hourly rates
Fixed fees available

Law School Attended
South Texas College of Law

Class of 1982
J.D.

University Attended

Indiana University Bloomington
Class of 1977
B.A.

Associations & Memberships

Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc. (Secretary/Treasurer)


Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys (President, 1999-2002)
Certifications
( Board Certified, Consumer Bankruptcy, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )
Bar Fellowship
of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas. He is a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation. Mr. Black is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and he currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. Fellow: Houston Bar Foundation; College of the State Bar of Texas.

Languages
Spanish


Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
John Thomas 'Tom' Black was admitted in 1982 to the state of Texas.
Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
John Thomas 'Tom' Black is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Client Review rated?
Yes, John Thomas 'Tom' Black has a 4.8 Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C. has 3 attorneys at this location.
How much pro bono work does this attorney do?
John Thomas 'Tom' Black spends 5% of their time working pro bono.

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