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Andrew Dao

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Andrew is a Shareholder at Daly & Black. Throughout his career, he has counseled individuals, small and mid-size businesses, and Fortune 500 corporations in a wide array of civil litigation matters. His experience includes handling catastrophic injury and death cases, product liability cases, maritime and Jones Act cases, and commercial litigation disputes—on the plaintiff and on the defense side. He currently focuses his practice on helping individuals and families that have suffered damages.

His experience on both sides of the aisle provides him with a unique perspective, allowing him to move out ahead of arguments and prepare effective strategies to attack or counter the adverse side.

Thomson Reuters’ SuperLawyers Magazine has recognized him as a Rising Star for five consecutive years. Recognition has been for both Civil Litigation: Plaintiff and Civil Litigation: Defense. Houstonia Magazine has recognized him as a Top Lawyer for three consecutive years.

Andrew has served on the trial team for numerous trials, including the prevailing side in five verdicts named in Texas Lawyer’s Verdicts Hall of Fame. In addition to his trial practice, he has handled over a dozen appeals throughout Texas. This includes arguing at the Supreme Court of Texas, where he obtained a ruling in his clients’ favor in a products liability action. He is also admitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andrew’s body of work is comprehensive. He has conducted hundreds of depositions, including those of corporate representatives, individuals, and experts across numerous disciplines. He has supervised and trained incoming associate attorneys. He has argued hundreds of hearings, including those on motions for summary judgment, motions to transfer venue, motions to dismiss, special appearances, forum non conveniens motions, and motions to strike or exclude experts.

He is licensed in Texas, and has represented clients in Virginia, California, South Carolina, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Illinois through pro hac vice admissions. He holds a certificate in Advanced Arbitration Skills from the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with loved ones, playing tennis, collecting art, cooking, and attending sports and performing arts events. He serves as a board member for several non-profit organizations, and also assists the University of Houston Law Center as an associate coach for its mock trial team.​

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