Terry R. Black

Terry Black

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois – 1970
  • United States District Court
  • Southern District of Illinois – 1971
  • United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit – 1988


  • Illinois Wesleyan University B.A. – 1967
  • Duke University J.D. – 1970


  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Former Board Member (1992 – 2000)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Illinois Oil and Gas Association

Practice Areas

Representative Clients

Ceja Corporation, The American Coal Company, American Metals & Coal International, Inc., Cline Resources,  Springfield Coal Company, Sugar Camp Energy, LLC,  Williamson Energy, LLC, Community First Bank of the Heartland, Old National Bank, Peoples National Bank, N.A., Ruger Coal Company LLC, Macoupin Energy LLC, Hillsboro Energy, LLC


Member, Board of Trustees, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation 1992-2000; Frequent speaker – Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Speaker – Eastern Mineral Law Foundation; Author, Surface Owner Issues, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Subsidence, 1989.


Elected by peers as Leading Lawyer in Natural Resources/Mineral Law, Banking Law, Real Estate – Residential and Commercial. Named Top Ten Downstate Real Estate Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network. Martindale – Hubbell – AV