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David Bergenundefined

Attorney

Email: dbergen@dalyblack.com

David is a skilled and aggressive courtroom lawyer. His first party practice focuses on representing policy holders in state and federal courts across Texas who have been wrongfully underpaid or denied policy benefits in bad faith by their insurance carrier.

David says that what he finds most rewarding about his practice is fighting for Texans who have been intentionally or recklessly taken advantage of by their insurance carrier. Often times this occurs when his clients are at their most vulnerable following a catastrophe.

David has also handled a variety of complex commercial disputes, including: breach of contract claims, Deceptive Trade Practice Act claims, ERISA claims, fraud claims, tortious interference claims, partnership and corporate disputes, and FLSA collective actions.

David’s approach to litigation is heavily influenced by his background as a former high school English teacher in the impoverished and rural Mississippi Delta region with Teach For America and the three years he spent in law school clerking for Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court and famed trial attorneys Rusty Hardin and Michael Jay Green. Prior to joining Daly & Black, David worked for a complex commercial boutique law firm in Houston.

David hails from the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In his spare time, David enjoys numerous water sports, traveling, and coaching with Forge For Families, a faith-based charity organization located in Houston’s Fifth Ward.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Visiting Student
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 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

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by Our Clients

  • 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

  • Y’all helped me tremendously!!

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    G. Knapp

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

    Lydia De La Cruz

  • These guys PERSEVERED until we favorably settled with my insurance company.

    “These guys PERSEVERED to the end and we favorably settled with my insurance company.”

    Al Martin, CCIM

  • I was so impressed

    “I was a witness for the opposing side in one of Mr. Daly's trials. I was so impressed that, after the trial, I hired him.”

    L. Vojack

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I was very satisfied!

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

    Judson Howe

  • 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

  • Thank you so much for everything each individual did in this process.

    “Thank you so much for everything each individual did in this process. You can tell that Mr.Daly has a good support team behind him.”

    Terry

  • 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

  • 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 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

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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