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David L. Blacker

  • Partner


San Francisco, CA



David L. Blacker
Rated by Super Lawyers

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David Blacker is a California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. He handles high asset cases and complex issues of paternity, custody, and business valuation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dave was a professional trombonist playing in local salsa, funk and jazz groups.

Dave serves on the board of the California Chapter of the Association of the Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) which includes legal, court and mental health professionals working to reform family law for the benefit of children. Dave is also the President and Co-Founder of the Center for Separating and Divorcing Families (anticipated opening 2020), which will provide a process to handle, under one roof, the legal, emotional and financial needs of families in transition with the goal of minimizing the fallout from family law disputes of all kinds.

Dave also has served as a Settlement Master in San Francisco Superior Court, taught family law courses, and coached high school mock trial students. Dave is the parent of two high schoolers, both proud native San Franciscans. He continues to nurture his artistic spirit by cooking and playing music. He brings both his parenting experience and his creative outlook to his law practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Columbia University
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: European History


  • Marjorie A. Slabach, San Francisco Superior Court Commissioner (Ret) and Private Judge, Fremont, CA
  • Madeleine Simborg, Attorney, Mediator and Private Judge, Corte Madera, CA


  • University of San Francisco Law School
  • Institute for Paralegal Education, Divorce Cases From Start to Finish

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. News and World Report, Tier 1 law firm

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • Settlement Master, San Francisco Superior Court, 2014 to Present
  • Attorney for the Day, San Francisco Superior Court, 2012 to Present
  • Coach, Thurgood Marshall High School Mock Trial Program, San Francisco, CA, 2012 to Present