Robert F. Black, Jr. is a distinguished New Jersey attorney who focuses primarily on criminal defense and civil litigation and has gained a stellar reputation for his skillful and tenacious advocacy on behalf of his clients. Deeply invested in his client’s well being, Mr. Black strives to be the best in his field each and every day. He chooses to go the extra inch for all of his clients and sincerely views their success as his number one priority. When you hire Robert F. Black, Jr. to handle your legal matter, you get more than just an outstanding attorney, you get a loyal friend.
Prior to working at The Law Offices of Robert F. Black, Jr., Rob was an attorney and managing partner at HANNAN & BLACK LAW GROUP. Prior to working at HANNAN & BLACK LAW GROUP, he was an Associate Attorney at Clark Law Firm, P.C. in New Jersey, was employed by Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt, P.C. in New York City, and served on the Board of Directors at the Unemployment Action Center (New York, NY). His trial experience includes indictable criminal offenses, DWI, municipal court, serious personal injury, employment law, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey; Rob attended The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree. While at Hofstra Law, he served as President of the Unemployment Action Center (UAC), the largest organization in the United States devoted to the representation of unemployment insurance claimants. Prior to attending Hofstra Law, Rob graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
Robert F. Black, Jr. has received numerous individual accolades and has consistently been recognized for his advocacy on behalf of others. In 2014, Rob was nominated for The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40” membership, which is extended to 40 Lawyers in New Jersey each year “who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.” Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff. He has also been the recipient of several Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards and has an Avvo Rating of “Excellent”.
Mr. Black is a member of the Monmouth County (NJ) Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association; he is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and has passed the New York Stat Bar Exam. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. Beyond advocating for justice, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth basketball, playing golf, fishing and watching his favorite football team.
Mark D. Hannan, Esq. (Of Counsel)
Mr. Hannan is an attorney with more than a decade of experience in areas that include Contract Negotiation, Contract Drafting, Arbitration, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Music Licensing, Music Publishing, Baseball Operations, Media Relations, Marketing and Sales.
Originally from Geneva, NY, Mr. Hannan’s passion for the specialized areas associated with pro sports and music led him to the New York City area. He has worked with a number of organizations, some of which include the New York Mets, Sportstars, Inc., the New Jersey Nets and the law firm of Donnelly Ritigstein, LLC.
Possessing an unwavering and relentless work ethic, Mr. Hannan graduated Cum Laude from Fordham University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree, and Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a dual concentration in Sports Management and Marketing. While at Fordham, Mr. Hannan was honored to serve as Editor in Chief of the Fordham Sports Law Symposium, and to have been selected for internships with a preeminent Sports Agency and an Artist Management and Branding firm. He worked with a number of professional sports entities while at Seton Hall.
Having recently relocated back to his roots in Upstate New York, Mr. Hannan is excited at the prospect of serving the area in which he was raised. He is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, their Young Lawyers Section, and is an alumni of the New York Bar Association’s Trial Academy.