David T. Black

A native of Maryville, David Black graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1966 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts and he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1967, having jointly pursued his undergraduate degree and his law degree. He joined Ben Kizer to form Kizer & Black Attorneys in 1968. He served as an Officer on active duty with the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1969-1971 and then returned to Kizer & Black Attorneys. He served as a part-time assistant Attorney General from 1972-1974 and has practiced extensively in areas of major civil, business, and estate litigation. He is licensed to practice before all State Courts, United States District Courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

David is a certified Mediator and has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating for in excess of 30 years. He is a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations and has served as President of the Blount County Bar Association. He has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for 30 years.

David has shown an extensive commitment to the Blount County community in various capacities. He served as a member of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce from 1983-1986, serving as a Director and Vice-President. He served as Chairman of the Blount County Planning Commission form 1973-1993. He has served on the Blount County industrial Development Board from 1990 to the present, having served as Secretary, Vice-Chairman, and Chairman, and he has served on the Tellico Reservoir Development Agency as a Director representing Blount County from TRDA’s inception in 1982 to the present, having served as Chairman in 1992-1994. In addition to these major commitments to area economic development, he has served on the Boards of the Blount County Historic Trust and the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center.