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John Scott BlackJohn Scott Black, Partner

Partner

Email: Jblack@dalyblack.com

John Scott Black focuses his practice on first party insurance claims, complex commercial litigation, mass tort litigation for plaintiffs, and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He handles commercial matters in a broad array of areas, including securities fraud, contract claims, fiduciary duty matters, real estate transactions, patent matters, and institutional investor claims.

John has tried cases to jury verdict as first chair in both state and federal court for both plaintiffs and defendants, and is licensed to practice law in Texas, Kentucky, Colorado and Nebraska. John has also taken the lead role in successfully arbitrating complex cases, and arguing matters to Texas courts of appeal.

Prior to joining his longtime friend, Rick Daly, to establish Daly & Black, P.C, John was a legal intern to Justice James A. Baker of the Supreme Court of Texas in 1998. John worked at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, one of the nation's commercial litigation boutiques from 1999 to 2009; he was named partner in 2005. In 2009, John left Gibbs & Bruns L.L.P. to form Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, L.L.P. He is fluent in both English and Spanish with much of his family still residing in Mexico.

In his first year of helping launch Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, LLP, John Scott Black and his partner Jean C. Frizzell secured the 12th largest verdict in Texas for 2010 (also listed 1st in corporate verdicts) and the top Texas civil practice verdict for 2010. Since that time, he has tried dozens of cases to verdict, including cases in Texas and Colorado.

John Scott Black helped form Daly & Black, P.C. in August 2014.

Clients describe John Black, who recently became a founding partner of Daly & Black, PC as a "very smart trial lawyer and a good strategic litigator." Discussing a recent trial, one client reported: "When he closed, you could tell the other side was going to get smoked."

From Chambers USA 2014 rankings

John enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Sophia and Ava, and training for Ironman triathlons. Over the years, through the sport of triathlon, he has helped raise over $100,000 for various noteworthy causes .

Licensed

  • Texas
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • Colorado

Education

University of Texas, J.D., 1999

Endowed Presidential Scholar; Order of the Barristers; ATLA National Trial Champion, 1999; Texas State Invitational Trial Tournament & Best Oral Advocate, 1999; Niemann Cup Recipient, 1999 (best graduating advocate at University of Texas Law School);

University of Texas, M.P.A., LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1999

University of Texas, B.A., 1995

Student Government President, 1994-95 (first Hispanic student body president) University of Texas Friar Society, Abbot, 1997

Recognition

  • Named a Professional Member of the American Policyholder Association as a professional advocate for insurance consumer rights.

  • 'Top Attorney in Texas' as published in Texas Monthly, Thompson Reuters Service, 2014-2019.

  • Listed in the "Top 100 U.S. Verdicts (2015) Texas” for Estate of Chalk v. Benson.

  • 2014 Chambers "Up-and-Coming" USA Lawyer (identified from thousands of client interviews as one of 400 lawyers selected nationwide) Chambers Guide, "Leaders in Their Field" Lawyer, 2014.

  • Named a "Top Lawyer for the People" in Business Litigation by H Texas magazine, 2009, 2011.

  • Named one of the 'Best Lawyers in America’ by Woodward White, Inc. in 2012, 2013, 2014.

  • Named one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" by H Texas magazine, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013.

  • Named one of Houston's "Top Forty Under Forty" Lawyers by H Texas magazine, 2004.

  • Named a "Named as a ‘Texas Rising Star’ by Texas Super Lawyers, of Thompson Reuters, Inc." 2005-2012.

  • Named a "Named as a ‘Texas Super Lawyer’ by Texas Super Lawyers, of Thompson Reuters, Inc." by Texas Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014,2015,2016, 2017 and 2018.

  • Named one of Texas' "Top 40 Under 40" by National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011-2012.

Listed in the "Hall of Fame" by Texas Verdicts 2010-2012


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The "outstanding" John Black, a rising star of the commercial litigator sphere, recently co-founded Daly & Black, PC. One interviewee exclaims: "I think he's brilliant!"

From Chambers USA 2015 rankings

For some of John Black's significant case results please click here.

  • 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

  • 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”

    K. R. Ramakrishnan

  • 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

  • His hard work and dedication helped us to win our roof case.

    “James was a pleasure to work with at Daly & Black. He won't back down when the crooked insurance companies try to deny roof claims. His hard work and dedication helped us to win our roof case.”

    Nick Lukasiewicz

  • Daly & Black provides a first class service always.

    “Daly & Black provides a first class service always. They have never let my company down. And they have never lost on any of the claims that I have sent them. I have known them for years. The addition of London Crounse, has only made them that much more efficient. His great client service skills, again great addition to the team.”

    Michael Garrison

  • 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

  • Fortunately for us, friends put us in touch with Daly & Black and we ended up in the capable hands of James Willis.

    “When our home was destroyed, we honestly thought the situation couldn't get any worse. Until we started dealing with our insurance carrier. Fortunately for us, friends put us in touch with Daly & Black and we ended up in the capable hands of James Willis. James and his team were truly a god-send. James walked with us through every part of the process, kept us well updated and informed, guided our decisions and made sure there were no surprises along the way. His wise counsel was invaluable. We found James to be the perfect combination of an approachable, down to earth partner who was driven and relentless as our champion. We simply couldn't imagine going through this without him. Thank You Daly & Black for making us feel like your most important client.”

    Kirk and Darlene Wall

  • "Thank you so much for everything. The team at Daly and Black is amazing."

    “Thank you so much for everything. The team at Daly and Black is amazing. As a contractor when you need someone to help you fight for what is right for the insured and get true indemnification it helps to have a team that understands how to interpret the insurance policy language and navigate those waters. Thanks to London Crounse building a relationship with my customer was super easy. London walked my customer through the process with full transparency and was able to settle the claim for what was needed to put our customer back into pre-storm condition. Thank you so much guys looking forward to the next one.”

    Lance Thompson

  • Great service!!

    “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.”

    Manu

  • He had the knowledge and background required to negotiate a fair payment to cover my costs.

    “London Crounse handled my insurance claim and was easy to work with, always responsive. He had the knowledge and background required to negotiate a fair payment to cover my costs. I appreciate the hard work London did and the the ethics of the Daly & Black Group. Thank you!”

    Sandra Reno

  • We just want to thank you for all the wonderful and hard work!

    “We just want to thank you for all the wonderful and hard work your firm did on our case. We are also thankful that the note on this property is finally being paid off.”

    Teresa Chavez

  • 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

  • Very Satisfied!

    “I was very satisfied with the services provided.”

    Alma Salinas

  • Thanks very much to D&B for the good work!

    “Some years ago a smart boss told me that an employee delivers one of two things in the work-world: Results or Excuses, and there is nothing in between. I think he's right. D&B delivered Results. These results had a direct and significant monetary impact on me and my family, and I'm grateful that things worked out. I particularly enjoyed participating in the Mediation process - - it was good to "see behind the curtain" - and I appreciated D&B being firm-but-fair throughout this process.”

    Dale Hejnal

  • Effective Diligence

    “Thank you very much for all your hard work and effective diligence! We appreciate it!”

    Sherry L. Eichberger

  • The Daly & Black team immediately got to work to obtain the coverage we need to restore our property.

    “I am so thankful to have the team of attorneys at Daly & Black on our side in the fight against the insurance company. They immediately got to work to obtain the coverage we need to restore our property. I can finally rest easy because I know I have a law firm who can take care of me.”

    Naomi O.

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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