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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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Time after time, they deliver on commercial claims!

    “Time after time, they deliver on commercial claims! Thanks London and the entire large loss team.”

    Brian Dyer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 feel you carefully determined and then executed the best settlement result possible for my particular situation.

    “Thanks again for your time, assistance, expertise and realistic approach to my case. I feel you carefully determined and then executed the best settlement result possible for my particular situation. In addition, your patience and knowledge in explaining various aspects of this type of case was greatly appreciated. It’s been a pleasure and privilege to work with David Bergen and other members of the Daly and Black team during the resolution of my Allstate claim. All the members of the Daly and Black team assigned to my case have been courteous, professional and efficient. Each person I’ve dealt with has been an outstanding representative for your firm. I am most happy to recommend you and your firm to any of my friends and family.”

    Deanna Bond

  • Thank you for your services!

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

    Lydia De La Cruz

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Effective Diligence

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

    Sherry L. Eichberger

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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