John Scott Black is a lawyer that 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, and is licensed to practice law in Texas, Kentucky, Colorado and Nebraska. 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 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. He is fluent in both English and Spanish with much of his family still residing in Mexico. John Scott Black helped form Daly & Black, P.C. in August 2014.
John went to the University of Texas where he was Abbot of the Friar Society, and student body president; he graduated with a degree in philosophy in 1995. Thereafter, he attended the University of Texas School of Law and LBJ School for Public Affairs from 1995-1999, receiving degrees from both. John is a 1991 graduate of EHS, and currently has one daughter enrolled at EHS as a freshman – Sophia Black. His other daughter, Ava Black, is a 6th grader at River Oaks Baptist School. In his spare time, John is Vice Chair of the Leukemia Lymphoma society, races Ironman triathlons, and is actively involved at River Oaks Country Club. Texas.