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“Civil litigation gives us a tool for resolving disputes and it is important to have judges with significant experience in this crucial area. I have served consumers, families, businesses, and even large corporations for many years. Having litigated cases at the highest state and federal court levels, I am uniquely positioned to serve as a judge in Chester County.” - Dave Black

Dave has over eighteen years of experience practicing commercial law and civil litigation. Dave has worked on cases at all Pennsylvania state and federal court systems levels, including the United States Supreme Court. Dave has also represented clients before administrative agencies on various statutory, contractual, and governmental disputes. In addition, Dave has litigated cases for individuals, local, regional, and national businesses, emergency services organizations, quasi-governmental agencies, schools, farmers, and non-profit associations. He routinely handles high-value and high-profile cases which generate media attention. Dave also regularly sits as an arbitrator, usually as Chairman, for arbitration-level cases in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.


Dave's strong academic background and unmatched professional experience in commercial law and civil litigation would be an asset to the Chester County Bench. The Chester County Court of Common Pleas decides more than criminal cases. Chester County citizens and businesses need a judge with significant experience in the civil disputes they bring before the Court. With five judicial openings in this election cycle, it is essential to elect Dave, an experienced and qualified civil litigator, to ensure that the Chester County Court remains a well-rounded bench. 


Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Villanova School of Law, Villanova, PA

B.A., Monetary Economics, and Finance, with Distinction in Economics, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC 

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