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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, 2014-2019.

  • 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.

    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

  • Thank you!

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

    Gary H.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • They got the coverage from our insurer we needed for our full roof replacement.

    “Daly & Black were recommended to us by our roofing company when our homeowner's insurance refused to cover the hail damage to our roof. We have found London Crounse and Jonathan Sar to be very professional and efficient. All staff seemed to work well with the attorneys. They got the coverage from our insurer we needed for our full roof replacement.”

    Richard Simpson

  • I have been very pleased!

    “I have been very pleased with the service and attention that I have received from your firm. Thank you for your help and assistance.”

    Jason Haire

  • I appreciate all your time and effort!

    “I honestly don't have enough words to thank you both! I appreciate all your time and effort in helping us get the ball rolling in the right direction. Thank you for all your help!”

    Y. Bravo

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 and Black was absolutely wonderful and got the insurance company to right a wrong and pay up.

    “Daly and Black is the best law firm I have dealt with and I would use again.”

    Terry Zimmerman

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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