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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

  • TexasAmerica's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators - 2018
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • Colorado

Education

University of Texas, J.D., 1999

Endowed Presidential Scholar; Order of the Barristers; ATLA National Trial Champion, 1999; Texas Chambers USA Guide 2015State 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

RecognitionSuper Lawyers 2014-2016

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

    American Policyholder Association for John Black
  • 'Top Attorney in Texas' as published in Texas Monthly, Thompson Reuters Service, 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017.

  • 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.

    Top Attorneys 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

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 pleased with your firm!

    “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

  • I was very satisfied!

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

    Judson Howe

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Y’all helped me tremendously!!

    “Y’all helped me tremendously!!”

    G. Knapp

  • I cannot express enough my appreciation for the effort you and your group put into getting this suit settled!

    “I cannot express enough my appreciation for the effort you and your group put into getting this suit settled! Truthfully I had just about given up hope but I always had faith that you were working for me and you were true to your word that a favorable settlement would come my way ! Thank you again and a really good word for Cindy Garrett- she is a jewel you need to hold on to!”

    William Schurtz

  • I would highly recommend Daly and Black PC!!

    “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

  • Daly & Black handled all the negotiations successfully speaks for itself.

    “The fact that Daly & Black handled all the negotiations successfully speaks for itself. They did everything, sparing me even from being present at the meetings. Thank you.”

    Khalid

  • 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

  • We are very thankful that we found your firm!

    “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 disaster strikes, that's who I refer my clients to. Love them!

    “These guys are fantastic lawyers (even if one is a former UCLA Bruin football player--I'll overlook that as a USC grad). When disaster strikes, that's who I refer my clients to. Love them!”

    Neal Davis

  • We’ll gladly recommend you to others!

    “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

  • 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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