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

  • I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude other than thank you.

    “I want to thank you for your help in resolving my legal matters with Universal Insurance. I did not know which way to turn to get help in shaking the funds loose. I contacted your firm for help. Daly & Black's Cindy Garrett has been a true reflection of an organization that cares. She is professional, efficient and caring in every way. Cindy was decisive and offered to go beyond the call of duty. She was tough and thorough. I am so grateful to her for all her assistance. I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude other than thank you. I am so appreciative of your firm and especially Cindy Garrett. Her help was priceless and because she cared I can not imagine ever using any other law firm than yours for any future legal requirements.”

    Denise Kelley

  • 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

  • Thank you so much for everything each individual did in this process.

    “Thank you so much for everything each individual did in this process. You can tell that Mr.Daly has a good support team behind him.”

    Terry

  • I am very happy with your services!

    “I certainly will have your firm in my mind when a similar need occurs whether it be us, family members, friends or acquaintances. It was by accident that I came to know about your firm. In fact I had given up with this case until we found you. I am very happy with your services”

    K. R. Ramakrishnan

  • 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

  • "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

  • I cannot express enough my appreciation for the effort you and your group put into getting this suit settled!

    “I cannot express enough my appreciation for the effort you and your group put into getting this suit settled! Truthfully I had just about given up hope but I always had faith that you were working for me and you were true to your word that a favorable settlement would come my way ! Thank you again and a really good word for Cindy Garrett- she is a jewel you need to hold on to!”

    William Schurtz

  • Thank you again for all your hard work on our behalf.

    “Malinda and I want to thank you for representing us in the law suit. You were very kind and patient as you led us through the legal process. Thank you again for all your hard work on our behalf. We know we will be pleased with our new roof.”

    Leslie and Malinda Liles

  • 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

  • I'm well satisfied and appreciate what you've done.

    “I'm well satisfied and appreciate what you've done. Thanks very much.”

    L. Brewer

  • 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

  • His hard work and dedication helped us to win our roof case.

    “James was a pleasure to work with at Daly & Black. He won't back down when the crooked insurance companies try to deny roof claims. His hard work and dedication helped us to win our roof case.”

    Nick Lukasiewicz

  • 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

  • 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

  • “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

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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