attorney_John Scott Black

John Scott Black

Daly & Black, PC

Attorney John Black is a Member of Daly & Black, PC, a law firm in Houston, TX. As a lawyer in Houston, Texas, attorney Black serves Harris County, as well as clients throughout Texas.

Contact Information
: 7136551405
Fax : 7136551587
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1999, Texas; US District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
: University of Texas at Austin (BS, in Philosophy, 1995; MP Aff, 1999)
Law School : University of Texas at Austin
Graduated : 1999
Professional Memberships
  • Houston Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Texas Bar Association
Biographical Information

John Scott Black focuses his practice on first party insurance claims, complex commercial litigation, mass tort litigation for plaintiffs, and catastrophic personal injury litigation. He handles commercial matters in a broad array of areas, including securities fraud, contract claims, fiduciary duty matters, real estate transactions, patent matters, and institutional investor claims.

John has tried cases to jury verdict as first chair in both state and federal court for both plaintiffs and defendants. John has also taken the lead role in successfully arbitrating complex cases, and arguing matters to Texas courts of appeal.

Prior to joining his longtime friend, Rick Daly, to establish Daly & Black, P.C, John was a legal intern to Justice James A. Baker of the Supreme Court of Texas in 1998. John worked at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, one of the nation's ?premier commercial litigation boutiques from 1999 to 2009; he was named partner in 2005. In 2009, John left Gibbs & Bruns L.L.P. to form Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, L.L.P.

In his first year of helping launch Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, LLP, John Scott Black and his partner Jean C. Frizzell secured the 12th largest verdict in Texas for 2010 (also listed 1st in corporate verdicts) and the top Texas civil practice verdict for 2010.

John Scott Black helped form Daly & Black, P.C. in August 2014.

Born: Houston, Texas

Daly & Black, PC
Contact Information
: 8884922671
Fax : Not Available
Office Location

2211 Norfolk, Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77098

Firm Overview
If you find yourself in a dispute with your insurer, it is essential that you level the playing field by hiring experienced and aggressive counsel, that know how insurers operate, and are willing to go the distance where necessary. Once you retain Daly & Black, P.C., we will provide a free consultation to determine whether you have a meritorious claim, and are therefore entitled to take action under your policy and the laws of your state. With lawyers that have decades of experience handling such matters, your case will be handled as if it were our own. And because our firm only recovers a fee when you are compensated, we will be as motivated as you are in seeing the case through successful completion. And if the insurance company wants a fight, we can do that too. Our lawyers are real trial lawyers. Not pencil pushers or paper tigers. We get results where it matters – down at the courthouse, in front of judges and juries. And our lawyers have been doing it successfully for decades. With countless accolades, and tens of millions of dollars in verdicts over the years, our lawyers have proven that they know how to win.

Practice Areas:
Insurance bad faith

$1,700,000,000 Verdict - First Party Insurance

Huntsman Corporation v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), L.L.C. et. al

  • Assisted in the representation of Plaintiff Huntsman against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in connection with the failure to fund a $15 billion merger between Huntsman and Hexion, of Columbus, Ohio. The litigation was resolved during trial for a record-setting $1.7 billion of value to our client.

$7,000,000 Verdict - First Party Insurance

Joe Fogarty et al. v. Daniel I. Barness et al.

Represented the Claimants before the American Arbitration Association. The suit was filed after clients were defrauded at an earlier mediation. After a week-long trial, the Arbitrator found our clients had indeed been defrauded. The award provided client with total relief in the amount of $1.3 million, and the matter was ultimately resolved with a total value to our client of nearly $7 million.

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