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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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