Judge Anthony K. Black
In 1978, Judge Black graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Following graduation, he worked for two years for the Chicago, Illinois, office of Price Waterhouse where he earned the designation of certified public accountant.
In 1983 Judge Black graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and thereafter enjoyed nineteen years of private practice. While in private practice, Judge Black became a shareholder with the Macfarlane, Ferguson firm in Tampa, and later with Black & Jung, P.A. He also became board certified in Civil Trial Law and earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
In 2002 Judge Black was appointed to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. He was reelected to the circuit court bench in 2004 without opposition where he served until April 2010 when he was appointed to the appellate bench. Judge Black was retained by the electorate in 2012 and 2018.
Judge Black is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A.). He is also President-elect of the William Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court.
Judge Black is married with two children. His hobbies are spending time with his family and long-distance running.