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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 father to his 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.

In 2015, 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. 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. Since that time he has become a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Board Member, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

  • 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

  • London Crounse with Daly & Black settled this claim with the carrier for full coverage in 3 months.

    “A claim for 300sq built up was originally denied coverage by the carrier. London Crounse with Daly & Black settled this claim with the carrier for full coverage in 3 months. This is why DMS partners with the best. #workwiththebest”

    DMS Roofing

  • I'm well satisfied and appreciate what you've done.

    “I'm well satisfied and appreciate what you've done. Thanks very much.”

    L. Brewer

  • 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

  • Daly and Black was absolutely wonderful and got the insurance company to right a wrong and pay up.

    “Daly and Black is the best law firm I have dealt with and I would use again.”

    Terry Zimmerman

  • Thank you for your services!

    “Thank you for your services to you and your staff. Very efficient and satisfactory.”

    Lydia De La Cruz

  • 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

  • Your firm did an outstanding job

    “Your firm did an outstanding job of handling my case and I appreciate the professionalism and timeliness in getting the case settled.”

    P. Evans

  • I appreciate all your time and effort!

    “I honestly don't have enough words to thank you both! I appreciate all your time and effort in helping us get the ball rolling in the right direction. Thank you for all your help!”

    Y. Bravo

  • I was very satisfied!

    “I was very satisfied with the services and the time frame in which you handled my case.”

    Judson Howe

  • I have been very pleased!

    “I have been very pleased with the service and attention that I have received from your firm. Thank you for your help and assistance.”

    Jason Haire

  • 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 settled within months. He always gave us updates and kept us in the loop.

    “A+++++ for London Crounse. He settled within months. We have the check in hand and just waiting for our turn with the roofing company. He always gave us updates and kept us in the loop. Thank you so much, London.”

    Sharlene Freund

  • Thank you again for all your hard work on our behalf.

    “Malinda and I want to thank you for representing us in the law suit. You were very kind and patient as you led us through the legal process. Thank you again for all your hard work on our behalf. We know we will be pleased with our new roof.”

    Leslie and Malinda Liles

  • Daly & Black handled all the negotiations successfully speaks for itself.

    “The fact that Daly & Black handled all the negotiations successfully speaks for itself. They did everything, sparing me even from being present at the meetings. Thank you.”

    Khalid

  • Daly & Black continued to fight long after most other law firms would have given up. They continued to fight and won for us.

    “We had given up as our insurance company, Liberty Mutual, had refused its obligation. Daly & Black continued to fight long after most other law firms would have given up. They continued to fight and won for us. Everyone at Daly & Black was professional, informed and hard-working. Thank you for the many, many hours you spent on our behalf!”

    Patricia Brown

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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