David R. Black of Black, Stranick, & Cella, P.C.

Over 35 years experience in giving our clients a fresh start!

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Firm Overview

The firm began in 1986 as Black & Associates, P.C. Its founding principal, David R. Black created the successor firm Black, Stranick & Waterman in May 2004. The present firm, Black, Stranick, & Cella was established in 2008 and consists of three partners, David Black, Robert Stranick, and Jeanne Marie Cella.

Black, Stranick, & Cella is a full service civil legal practice. Primary areas of concentration are personal injury, social security disability, consumer bankruptcy, estate planning and administration, corporate formations and small business planning. David Black's areas of concentration are consumer bankruptcy, estate planning, decedent's estates, and mortgage foreclosures.

Main Office

David Black's Bankruptcy Legal Group
327 W Front Street
Media  PA  19063-0168

Phone
  • (610) 566-8500
Fax
  • (610) 566-4375

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free for first half hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are typically slightly cheaper than Chapter 13 cases. This is because Chapter 13 cases are more labor intensive and require a longer period of service. Mr. Black will tell you his fees and costs during your free consultation. We offer flat fees based on the complexity of the case. Additional fees are charged for extraordinary services which are occasionally, but not normally, needed for a routine case. These fees are charged on an hourly basis.

Hourly Rates

$400 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours:
(610) 566-8500

Office Manager

Kaylene Merselis

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English

Foreclosure
David R. Black's Bankruptcy Legal group is a division of Black, Stranick, & Cella P.C. We specialize in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.
We have been committed to giving clients a fresh start for over 35 years! We know it can be overhwelming to deal with debts and creditors but our goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible starting with a free initial consultation. We also offer over the phone consultations for people who can't make it to our office. David R. Black's Bankruptcy Legal Group can also assist with mortgage foreclosures, Sheriff's Sales, repossessions, etc. We have a 4.8 out of 5 rating from our peers as well as clients. We look forward to meeting with you!

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I selected this area of law because I wanted to be an advocate for people who needed it most.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is an excellent idea for clients to acquaint themselves as much as possible with the law as it affects their legal problems. As a local clothier advertised: "An educated consumer is our best customer." While this should not be a substitute for competent legal advice, an informed client is a more effective partner in making the attorney-client relationship work most successfully.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I'm willing to review documents and make modifications as needed to promote the client's best interests.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

It has been our experience in the particular fields of bankruptcy and estates that a client is not well served by attempting to represent himself. Even the most routine of cases presents unforeseen challenges which require legal expertise beyond what could be reasonably expected from a client who is not an attorney. In fact, many people who are attorneys have sought my legal advice because they have learned first hand the adage "He who represents himself has a fool for a client."

David R. Black

I have been in private practice for over 30 years.

I have been practicing law for over 35 years and that legal experience has made me a better attorney. I have hired other lawyers and paralegals and have tried to surround myself with the brightest people who can challenge me.

Seeing the big picture. Getting to the right result even though it might be the road less traveled.

To try to persuade and use litigation, or the threat of it, as leverage in that endeavor.

Personal interests:

My family, water sports, tennis, film.

License
  • Bar Number: 24405
    Pennsylvania , 1976
Education
  • Villanova University School of Law
    J.D. , 1976
    Villanova, PA
  • Temple University
    B.A. , 1971
    Philadelphia, PA
    English Literature.

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