Clifton (Cliff) Black is a veteran attorney and life-long Colorado Springs resident. Cliff began his career as a sole practitioner in 2000, when he discovered a passion in practicing criminal defense while representing a family friend in a DUI matter. For much of his career he practiced as a criminal defense attorney and assisted thousands of clients in this area of law. Cliff has always advocated for his clients and has their best interest when fighting for them. With the legalization of medical marijuana, Cliff began practicing in this area representing the marijuana industry in 2009. At that time attorneys in the community were not familiar with the legalities of medical marijuana. While most attorneys were unwilling to educate themselves on the legalities, Cliff was willing to review the Constitution regarding medical marijuana and the other legalities involved.
Sheila Ford, Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, brings a variety of civil and criminal litigation experience to our firm. Sheila attended the University of Texas, where she served as an advisor in the Student Government Association and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Charles Allen, Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, is a former El Paso County Public Defender. While at the Public Defender’s office, Charles represented hundreds of domestic violence, DUI/DWAI, theft, trespassing, and revocation of probation cases. Not only does Charles work hard to exceed the expectations of his client with favorable plea deals, but he isn’t afraid of going to a jury trial.
Jennifer Leyba is the Office Manager for The Law offices of Clifton Black delivering support to our Partners, Attorney’s and staff while striving to provide outstanding customer service to all our clients. As Office Manager, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing office procedures, billing, client management, vendor relations, and human resources.
Joani Harshman is currently building a Cannabis Law practice pursuant to Missouri’s new Medical Cannabis Law Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. Amendment 2 passed by an overwhelming 65% of the voters in November 2018 making Missouri the 33rd state to legalize medicinal use.