"U.S. Trial Firm of the Year" – 3 Consecutive Years (Benchmark; Law360)


Of Counsel

Of Counsel



  • California
  • New York

Courtney Black is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies.

Ms. Black is the firm’s pro bono coordinator, supervising and supporting pro bono representations and serving as the primary point of contact for legal services agencies. She also maintains an active caseload of her own pro bono matters, focusing on advocacy related to minors, and she has obtained asylum for numerous juvenile immigrants fleeing sexual abuse, child abuse, and gang violence in their native countries.

Before joining Hueston Hennigan, Ms. Black’s practice focused on federal civil rights litigation and criminal defense. Among other notable successes, she obtained an acquittal at trial in a murder case in which she developed exculpatory DNA and other evidence. She also secured several significant civil rights settlements, including a mid-trial resolution in a federal section 1983 case that included a seven-figure monetary recovery and an order for the mandatory retraining of two police departments.

Ms. Black has been repeatedly recognized for her pro bono and volunteer efforts.


  • Family Law Award Honoree, Legal Aid Association of California (2017)


Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice