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

  • Thank you for your services!

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

    Lydia De La Cruz

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Thank you!

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

    Gary H.

  • “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

  • 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

  • Effective Diligence

    “Thank you very much for all your hard work and effective diligence! We appreciate it!”

    Sherry L. Eichberger

  • 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

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

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

    L. Brewer

  • Very Satisfied!

    “I was very satisfied with the services provided.”

    Alma Salinas

  • 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 for being the light at the end of a long tunnel.

    “Thank you, on a personal level what this insurance company did to me was unbelievable and your firm has been the light at the end of a long tunnel. My parents always taught me to fight for what’s right, but after a divorce that nearly cost me my life, cancer, I just didn’t have it in me to keep going. Because of your work and persistence we can at least put the house back to being livable. My mom always told me, god knows the heart. You have good one sir. Again thank you for riding this out with me. I don’t ever write notes like this but this is very deserving.”

    Kenneth Wilinski

  • 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

  • We are very thankful that we found your firm!

    “Without your help, I don't think the insurance company would have come to the table to settle our claim. We had pretty much exhausted all of our options and felt that we could not go forward without legal assistance and help. We are very thankful that we found your firm. James Willis was our assigned lawyer. He was fantastic. He kept us informed. He was tough on the insurance company. He represented our claim with the utmost honesty and integrity. He was above reproach. Mr. Willis was by far the best lawyer that we could have asked for. We are eternally grateful to Mr. Willis and Daly & Black. Thanks again. Daly & Black rocks!”

    Shirley

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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