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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Very Satisfied!

    “I was very satisfied with the services provided.”

    Alma Salinas

  • "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

  • When Mr. Daly got involved, things happened!

    “When Mr. Daly got involved, things happened. I will be over joyed once I receive my settlement check so I can finally get my roof replaced.”

    Philip Jenkins

  • 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 was very satisfied!

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

    Judson Howe

  • 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

  • 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

  • Y’all helped me tremendously!!

    “Y’all helped me tremendously!!”

    G. Knapp

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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