Richard Daly | Daly & Black, P.C.

Richard Daly

Founder & Partner

  • 2211 Norfolk Street
    Suite 800
    Houston, Texas 77098
  • 713-655-1405


Richard Daly is a trial attorney licensed in 1996. He quickly focused his litigation career into fighting against insurance companies and other large corporations. 

Daly attended UCLA where he played tight end for the Bruins. After a brief stint with the Denver Broncos, he turned his attention to his ambition of being a lawyer.  He attended the University of Illinois Law School, placing in the top 10 students in his class and graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Before starting his own firm, he practiced law with some of the most respected law firms in Houston. On the plaintiff’s side, he worked with Caddell & Chapman, one of Houston’s leading plaintiffs’ shops. Prior to that, Daly was a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (now Foley & Lardner, LLP), one of the largest defense firms in Houston. His experience on both sides of the courtroom makes him uniquely qualified to analyze prospective cases, assess their likely outcome and develop a prudent plan for moving forward. Richard is licensed in Texas, Colorado, Nebraska and Kentucky.

Daly’s hobbies reflect his competitive personality: golf, fishing, hunting and poker. His downtime is spent enjoying time with his daughter Payton before she grows up to conquer the world.


  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska


  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Attended on a football scholarship, playing tight end for the Bruins
  • University of Illinois Law School
    • Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif (top 10 percent)
    • Top 10 in his class


  • Recognized by American Registry Most Honored Professional, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (top 10%), 2020 (top 5%), 2021, 2022 (to 10%)
  • Recognized by Woodward White, Inc,: U.S.News, Best Law Firm, 2022 Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Insurance, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Listed in the “Top 100 U.S. Verdicts (2015) Texas” for Estate of Chalk v. Benson.
  • Named one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” by H Texas magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Named one of “Texas’ Outstanding Young Lawyers” by peers in the legal community, 2010