Douglas W. Black

Senior Assistant City Attorney

Land Use & Regulatory Compliance

Doug Black has advised the Transportation & Public Works, Water, Planning and Development, and Park and Recreation departments on their contractual matters related to construction of public works/City infrastructure since 2010. He joined the City Attorney’s Office in March 2009 to administer the Police Meet and Confer Agreement and negotiate and administer the Fire Collective Bargaining Agreement.                   


  • J.D. — University of Denver College of Law (2000)
  • B.A. — University of Colorado, Boulder (1991)

Affiliations & Activities

  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Texas
    • United States District Courts, Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Courts, Southern District of Texas 
    • United States District Courts, Eastern District of Texas 
    • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Enjoys cycling, triathlon, soccer (coaching and playing) and gardening

Prior Experience

Prior to his employment with the City of Fort Worth, Mr. Black practiced general municipal law with Taylor Olson Adkins Sralla and Elam (2003-2008) and general law with Hill Gilstrap, (2000-2002).


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