Your Advocate On All Insurance Claims Fight Back With Daly & Black

RICHARD DALYRichard Daly, Partner

Partner

Email: Rdaly@dalyblack.com

"Once you've had discipline, you'll need it, you'll crave it, you'll demand it… and you'll despise those who don't have it." - UCLA Offensive Coordinator Homer Smith

Richard Daly has been a trial attorney for almost 20 years, with a concentration in litigation against insurance companies, overtime lawsuits, business litigation (oil and gas, real estate and general commercial) and personal injury. Richard is licensed in both Texas and Kentucky.

Before starting his own firm, he was with Caddell & Chapman, one of the most respected plaintiffs’ shops in Houston. Prior to that, Daly was a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Houston.

He believes his experience on both sides of the courtroom makes him uniquely qualified to analyze prospective cases, determine their likely outcome and develop a prudent plan for moving forward.

Daly attended the University of California, Los Angeles, on a football scholarship, playing tight end for the Bruins. After a brief stint with the Denver Broncos, he attended the University of Illinois Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif (top 10 percent), as well as top 10 in his class.

Licensed

  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska

Education

  • 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

Recognition

  • Recognized by American Registry Most Honored Professional, 2015, 2016
  • Listed in the "Top 100 U.S. Verdicts (2015) Texas” for Estate of Chalk v. Benson.
  • Recognized by American Registry Most Honored Professional, Top 1 percent, 2015
  • 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
  • Recongnized by Woodward White, Inc,: U.S.News, Best Law Firm, 2014, 2015, 2016

Daly’s hobbies reflect his competitive personality: golf, fishing, hunting and poker.

Rick enjoys spending time with his daughter, Payton.

  • 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

  • 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 for your services!

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

    Lydia De La Cruz

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • "They genuinely care about making things right for the property owner and contractor regarding the insurance process and the value of the claim."

    “Daly & Black, P.C. are great to work with, we have been using them as a company for a year now and they have provided us with great service. The attention to detail and customer satisfaction are top notch. They genuinely care about making things right for the property owner and contractor regarding the insurance process and the value of the claim. London is great to work with and always receptive to our calls and emails with questions.”

    Anne Allen

  • “Tough as nails, with a heart of gold”

    “I can't begin to express my sincere appreciation for the superior legal work Mr. James Willis did on my family's behalf. I have had the great pleasure to have worked with Houston’s finest attorneys but James Willis is truly the best, simply brilliant. He’s everything you would expect and need in an advocate. His legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the entirety of our case. It was a stressful and perplexing situation, yet James was always there for us. He made the time, no matter what, to ensure all our questions were answered thoroughly and readily informed us of the best option to take. If it weren’t for Mr. Willis’ expert analytical skills and acute negotiation skills, the matter wouldn’t have been settled as it was. I was completely dazzled by his canny communication skills and the fierce passion which he displayed during the mediation. Toughest negotiator I've seen in action. I've been in multiple mediations with counsel from Houston’s most prominent law firms, they simply do not compare. He fought extremely hard for us and I am very pleased with the outcome. We received more than I expected and was astonished by his integrity and altruism to ensure my family was made whole. He is truly a blessing and I can not thank him enough for all the care and concern he has shown us; working tirelessly to ensure that the law worked in our favor. We are eternally grateful for his service and highly recommend Mr. James Willis to anyone seeking an advocate who’s as “Tough as nails, with a heart of gold””

    The Nowland Family

  • 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

  • I was very satisfied!

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

    Judson Howe

  • 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

  • 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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