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. H e is flue nt in both English and Spanish with much of his family still residing in Mexico. 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.
|KY||Authorized to Practice Law||2015||03/12/2022|
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||05/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Top Attorneys in Texas||Texas Monthly Magazine||2014|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2013|
|Texas' "Top 40 Under 40"||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Hall of Fame||Texas Verdicts||2012|
|Top Lawyer for the People in Business Litigation||H Texas Magazine||2011|
|Order of Barristers||University of Texas||1999|
|Partner||Daly & Black, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, L.L.P.||2009 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Texas Bar Foundation||Member||N/A|
|Houston Bar Foundation||Member||N/A|
|Port Related State Programs and Federal Legislative Issues||Touch of Gray: The Parallel Importation Problem and NAFTA||1999|
|University of Texas System, Austin||M.P.A||1999|
|University of Texas School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Texas System, Austin||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|