State Bar President, 2011-2012
Bob Black is managing shareholder of MehaffyWeber, P.C., where he
practices mediation, arbitration, and civil litigation. As State Bar
President, he spearheaded a law-related education initiative,
“Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and
Teachers,” to provide Texas schools with free online resources on
important court cases students are required to study.
He has served as chair of the State Bar Board of Directors, chair
of the Policy Manual Subcommittee, chair of the Facilities and Equipment
Subcommittee, co-chair of the Nomination and Elections Subcommittee,
and vice chair of the Executive Committee. The Board honored Black in
2009 with a Certificate of Merit for his leadership and outstanding
contributions to the legal profession. He received a Presidential
Citation in 2006 for outstanding service.
Black is a past president of the Jefferson County Bar Association.
He is a frequent speaker on negotiation and mediation and a member of
the State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation sections.
Black has served as a trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation, including
serving on its Executive Committee. Black is a Fellow of the Texas Bar
Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He is a former president of
the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.
Black earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and a
J.D. summa cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law.