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Maria I. Villarreal

Legal Assistant

Maria Villarreal attained her vast experience while working for several reputable firms in Houston.

Prior to joining Daly & Black, P.C. in 2019, Maria was employed with law firms that specialized in family law and personal injury law. She also had a 13 year career with a firm that specialized in Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation and Defense Base Act where her expertise was vital in coordinating and facilitating client benefits and filings, as well as being a liaison between the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients and its attorneys given her fluency in Spanish. Knowing she was an integral part of the process in making the clients feel at ease and in receiving some form of judicial justice, gave her a great sense of contentment.

As an Administrative Assistant for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Maria was responsible for the daily case management of statistical data for pathologists and forensic nurse specialists, which included coordinating with various agencies to obtain critical documents such as police and arson reports, CPS and APS reports, medical records, as well as dispensing critical information to grieving families. Working at the institute certainly gave Maria a new perspective given that she believes “she has seen it all.”

Taking a case from inception to completion is extremely gratifying to Maria. Her many duties included, but are not limited to, heavy client communications, handling oral and written bilingual translations and interpretations, maintaining large case dockets, which included Hurricane Harvey claims, calendaring, drafting legal documents, e-filings in both state and federal courts.

Being an active member for Commit for Life since 2014 is easy for Maria. Similar to her passion in helping clients’ needs, she is also passionate about saving lives. Helping others is a gift she will treasure forever.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

  • 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

  • Marge and I truly appreciate the work!

    “Whatever you[r firm] did for the settlement for us must have been exceptional. . . Marge and I truly appreciate the work that was put forth by you and others. We actually thought it was never going to actually happen.”

    Ed

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Thank you!

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

    Gary H.

  • London Crounse with Daly & Black settled this claim with the carrier for full coverage in 3 months.

    “A claim for 300sq built up was originally denied coverage by the carrier. London Crounse with Daly & Black settled this claim with the carrier for full coverage in 3 months. This is why DMS partners with the best. #workwiththebest”

    DMS Roofing

  • 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

  • Daly and Black is the law team to retain if an insurance company denied or underpaid your claim!

    “As a recent client of Daly and Black, I was impressed by the quality of research and presentation of Rick Daly and John Black. They prepared me and guided me through the legal process thoroughly. Their entire team was professional, well-prepared and I had complete confidence in their abilities to present my case. I highly recommend Daly & Black and would definitely use them for any insurance claim in the future!”

    Patrice Sauter

  • Due to our commercial tenants, we needed a fast, reliable legal team. Daly & Black exceeded our expectations.

    “After our building was damaged by hail causing water intrusion and interior damage, our insurance claim was denied while other buildings in the area were getting full roof replacements. I called London Crounse at Daly & Black who quickly reviewed and agreed to take our case. Due to our commercial tenants, we needed a fast, reliable legal team. Daly & Black exceeded our expectations. London and the large loss team settled our case within months. Thanks to their hard-work, we were fully compensated.”

    Theodoros Vasilas

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

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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