The Honorable Donald S. Black

Fresno County Superior Court

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Fresno County Superior Court, Department 502 (website)

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Hon. Donald S. Black is a judge of the Superior Court of Fresno County in California. He was appointed in 1998.

Black was an Attorney in Fresno specializing in real estate, business, and commercial litigation before he became a judge.

In 2003, he ruled against Clovis Unified School District in a lawsuit filed by parents and advocacy groups dismayed by the district’s inadequate program on sex education. Black stressed that the students' access to medically accurate sex education is “an important public right".


  • J.D. from Santa Clara University (1980)
  • Bachelor's Degree from Middlebury College (1976)