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John Dessalet, Litigation DirectorJohn Dessalet

Litigation Director

Email: jdessalet@dalyblack.com

“Dessalet” has been a litigation and trial paralegal for over 25 years. He has the distinction of being Rick Daly’s first Trial Paralegal accompanying and assisting Rick during his very first jury trial many years ago. John and Rick continued to go to trial and work on cases together while at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Houston and Caddell & Chapman, one of the most respected plaintiffs’ shops in Houston. John recently joined Daly & Black from the office of the well-known trial attorney, Rusty Hardin where he also tried many cases with Rusty and his team.

Throughout his career, John has spent hundreds of days working in state and federal courtrooms during hearings and trials on cases involving insurance coverage, intellectual property, toxic torts, industrial accidents, products liability, maritime accidents, contract disputes, business litigation, real estate transactions, construction defects, oil and gas matters, white collar criminal defense, and many others. Handling trial presentation and efficiently arming attorneys in court with documents and information is where he excels.

This extensive experience in preparing for trial and working in the courtroom gives John the advantage of working on cases from “file to trial.” John’s factual development of cases, management of evidence, and analysis of information is extremely valuable in preparing clients’ cases. He is also very enthusiastic in guiding clients through the processes involved in responding to discovery, sitting for deposition, and preparing/attending trial.

John’s current role as Litigation Director allows him to continue to work on cases and prepare for trial and also takes advantage of his coaching, organization, and efficiency skills in handling some of the day- to-day aspects of operating a growing law firm.

John has 2 grown children and 2 spoiled rescue Beagles. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Rosemarie, travelling, listening to live music, salsa dancing, and exploring outdoor activities.

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    “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

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    Terry

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    “The team at Daly & Black was able to secure a 6 figure settlement for the roof of our hotel property after the previous firm we hired botched everything. I came across their firm and held little hopes at the time. As they took on the case, I was quickly impressed with the knowledge of the staff, the quick responses, and personal attention. I cannot thank the team at Daly & Black enough for all of their help!! Don't think twice about hiring these guys, they do a great job and truly look out for your interests.”

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    “I would highly recommend Daly and Black PC!! Specifically I would like to thank Mr. James Willis and his team. They were very helpful prompt and professional in helping correct a right from wrong and getting them to pay. Too often and so sad that these insurance companies expect their payment monthly but are unwilling to do the right thing when it comes time. I would definitely use this firm again and I appreciate them!!”

    Gary Reed

  • 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”

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    “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

  • They were always pleasant and kind.

    “David Bergen worked on our case regarding our concrete roof. He took his time explaining to us how everything will work. Cindy Garrett also worked with us. When we had a situation with our mortgage company after the settlement, they stepped in with no hesitation. We like the fact when we call on David or Cindy anytime they were always pleasant and kind. Thank you both, The Adams family”

    Creseda Adams

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    “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

  • 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

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    “If I ever need to take another insurance company to court I will call your firm!”

    Gary H.

  • 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 for being the light at the end of a long tunnel.

    “Thank you, on a personal level what this insurance company did to me was unbelievable and your firm has been the light at the end of a long tunnel. My parents always taught me to fight for what’s right, but after a divorce that nearly cost me my life, cancer, I just didn’t have it in me to keep going. Because of your work and persistence we can at least put the house back to being livable. My mom always told me, god knows the heart. You have good one sir. Again thank you for riding this out with me. I don’t ever write notes like this but this is very deserving.”

    Kenneth Wilinski

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

    Judson Howe

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