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About Our Founders

Daly & Black, P.C. is committed to winning. In each and every case. And regardless of whether we are handling a first party insurance claim, a personal injury matter, or a complex business dispute, we always align our interests with the client – never charging them for our time – but instead betting on our abilities. We take a fee only when you – the client - have achieved success. Period.

The founders of the firm are competitive by nature, and have long track records of remarkable success as trial lawyers who actually know how to try a lawsuit to verdict, and are not afraid to do so.

Richard Daly, football player for UCLA.Richard Daly

has been a trial lawyer for almost 20 years, with a concentration in litigation against insurance companies, overtime lawsuits, business litigation (oil and gas, real estate and general commercial) and personal injury.

Before starting his own firm, he was with Caddell & Chapman, one of the most respected plaintiffs' firms in Houston. Prior to that, Daly was a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Houston.

Rick attended the University of California, Los Angeles, on a football scholarship, playing tight end for the Bruins. After a brief stint with the Denver Broncos, he attended the University of Illinois Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif (top 10 percent), as well as top 10 in his class.

Daly's hobbies reflect his competitive personality: golf, fishing, hunting and poker. He is also a devoted family man to his wife, Shelley, and daughter, Payton.

John Scott Black

has been a trial attorney for almost 15 years, with a concentration in litigationScott Black completing Kona World Championship Ironman involving virtually every type of business imaginable, including litigating against Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, oil and gas companies, and real estate companies. He also has successfully handled mass tort plaintiff litigation, and catastrophic personal injury matters, representing families that have lost loved ones.

Before starting his own firm, he was a partner at Gibbs & Bruns, L.L.P., arguably the nation's top commercial litigation boutique. He left that firm in 2009 to form Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, L.L.P. In his first year of helping launch that firm, John helped secure the 12th largest verdict in Texas for 2010 (also listed 1st in corporate verdicts) and the top Texas civil practice verdict for 2010. John attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as the first Hispanic student body president, Abbot of the Friar Society, and member of the Men's and Women's Athletic Councils.

John went on to pursue a dual degree at Texas, obtaining a J.D. and Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas School of Law and LBJ School of Public Affairs, respectively. While at the University of Texas School of Law, he received several endowed Presidential Scholarships, graduated Order of the Barristers (top ten graduating oral advocates), and was awarded the Neimann Cup, reserved for the top oral advocate at the University of Texas Law School. Among numerous other law school honors, John won the state and ATLA National Mock trial championships, going undefeated his last year, an unprecedented honor for which UT lit the tower orange.

When Black is not spending time with his two daughters, Sophia and Ava (which is rare!) he trains and competes in the Ironman triathlon. Each year, Black races the Ironman and, in the process, raises money for various charities. Over the years, Black has raised well over $100,000 for various charities, and in 2014 he was the second highest fundraiser for Challenged Athletes Foundation, racing the inaugural Boulder Colorado Iron Man.

This year, Black was selected by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as one of five competitors worldwide to race in the Kona World Championship Ironman, and raised approximately $140,000 on behalf of Team in Training. Contributions to the cause are still being accepted, and if you would like to become part of this journey, visit this link. Black completed the Kona World Championship Ironman on October 10, 2015 and was greeted at the finish line by his law partner, friends, family, and loved ones.

  • American Policyholder Association - Professional Member
  • Super Lawyers 2018
  • Avvo Clients' Choice
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • H Texas Magazine
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Attorneys 2014
  • Chambers USA
  • Top 100 Verdicts
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms - Commerical Litigation 2016
  • Best Law Firms 2016
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • America's Top 100

Trusted & Recommended
by Our Clients

  • I am very happy with your services!

    “I certainly will have your firm in my mind when a similar need occurs whether it be us, family members, friends or acquaintances. It was by accident that I came to know about your firm. In fact I had given up with this case until we found you. I am very happy with your services”

    K. R. Ramakrishnan

  • Excellent guidance and knowledge achieving my personal goal for resolution.

    “London Crounse oversaw my case with my home insurance company, providing excellent guidance and knowledge achieving my personal goal for resolution. Highly recommend Daly & Black/London Crounse.”

    Leslie Oines

  • When Mr. Daly got involved, things happened!

    “When Mr. Daly got involved, things happened. I will be over joyed once I receive my settlement check so I can finally get my roof replaced.”

    Philip Jenkins

  • We are very thankful that we found your firm!

    “Without your help, I don't think the insurance company would have come to the table to settle our claim. We had pretty much exhausted all of our options and felt that we could not go forward without legal assistance and help. We are very thankful that we found your firm. James Willis was our assigned lawyer. He was fantastic. He kept us informed. He was tough on the insurance company. He represented our claim with the utmost honesty and integrity. He was above reproach. Mr. Willis was by far the best lawyer that we could have asked for. We are eternally grateful to Mr. Willis and Daly & Black. Thanks again. Daly & Black rocks!”

    Shirley

  • Daly and Black is the law team to retain if an insurance company denied or underpaid your claim!

    “As a recent client of Daly and Black, I was impressed by the quality of research and presentation of Rick Daly and John Black. They prepared me and guided me through the legal process thoroughly. Their entire team was professional, well-prepared and I had complete confidence in their abilities to present my case. I highly recommend Daly & Black and would definitely use them for any insurance claim in the future!”

    Patrice Sauter

  • Marge and I truly appreciate the work!

    “Whatever you[r firm] did for the settlement for us must have been exceptional. . . Marge and I truly appreciate the work that was put forth by you and others. We actually thought it was never going to actually happen.”

    Ed

  • His hard work and dedication helped us to win our roof case.

    “James was a pleasure to work with at Daly & Black. He won't back down when the crooked insurance companies try to deny roof claims. His hard work and dedication helped us to win our roof case.”

    Nick Lukasiewicz

  • I am very happy with my experience with Daly & Black. I would highly recommend them.

    “I am very happy with my experience with Daly & Black. I would highly recommend them. I had difficulty with my homeowners insurance company denying a valid roof claim. Homes all around me were getting new roofs from a recent hail storm, yet my insurance company (Safeco / Liberty Mutual) kept using excuses to deny the claim. Daly & Black filed a lawsuit on my behalf and covered all of the associated expenses. I hope to not be in need of filling another lawsuit again, but if I did they would be my first phone call”

    Randy Newman

  • We just want to thank you for all the wonderful and hard work!

    “We just want to thank you for all the wonderful and hard work your firm did on our case. We are also thankful that the note on this property is finally being paid off.”

    Teresa Chavez

  • They got the coverage from our insurer we needed for our full roof replacement.

    “Daly & Black were recommended to us by our roofing company when our homeowner's insurance refused to cover the hail damage to our roof. We have found London Crounse and Jonathan Sar to be very professional and efficient. All staff seemed to work well with the attorneys. They got the coverage from our insurer we needed for our full roof replacement.”

    Richard Simpson

  • He had the knowledge and background required to negotiate a fair payment to cover my costs.

    “London Crounse handled my insurance claim and was easy to work with, always responsive. He had the knowledge and background required to negotiate a fair payment to cover my costs. I appreciate the hard work London did and the the ethics of the Daly & Black Group. Thank you!”

    Sandra Reno

  • I am very pleased with your firm!

    “I am very pleased with your firm. I was informed of the progress in a timely manner and all of the people that I had contact with were very pleasant and professional. I will retain your contact information for myself and anyone else who might need your services in the future. Thank you!”

    Michael Marsh

  • Y’all helped me tremendously!!

    “Y’all helped me tremendously!!”

    G. Knapp

  • I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude other than thank you.

    “I want to thank you for your help in resolving my legal matters with Universal Insurance. I did not know which way to turn to get help in shaking the funds loose. I contacted your firm for help. Daly & Black's Cindy Garrett has been a true reflection of an organization that cares. She is professional, efficient and caring in every way. Cindy was decisive and offered to go beyond the call of duty. She was tough and thorough. I am so grateful to her for all her assistance. I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude other than thank you. I am so appreciative of your firm and especially Cindy Garrett. Her help was priceless and because she cared I can not imagine ever using any other law firm than yours for any future legal requirements.”

    Denise Kelley

  • We’ll gladly recommend you to others!

    “THANK YOU all very much for your professional dedication that got us to the right and just conclusion. We can now get our badly damaged and dilapidated roof replaced, which will give us immense piece of mind, particularly in the current weather situation. We cannot thank you all enough for standing up for our rights and, through appropriate legal processes, have provided us with what we deserve, given all the years we have paid for the safety net of what we believed to be good insurance. We will now proceed with all haste to get our first rate contractor engaged to get our dilapidated roof replaced. Again, we thank you all at Daly Black for defending our very justified claim for storm damage that has weakened the weather resistance of our greatest, and most emotionally necessity – a good and secure home that protects us from the harsh environment we live in. We’ll gladly recommend you to others, if and when they face the arrogance of unscrupulous insurance companies.”

    Brian and Sheila Gibbs

The Benefits of Working With Daly & Black, P.C.

  • We provide free initial consultations.
  • We will vigorously prosecute your case.
  • We will demonstrate a complete mastery of your matter.
  • We are available to answer questions and concerns.
  • We litigate each case as if it is going to be tried to a jury, every time.
  • We fight to put you in the best position to negotiate a resolution.
  • We try your lawsuit to verdict where the insurer refuses to do the right thing.

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