Jerry is an active trial lawyer and has consistently been recognized by his peers as one of the best lawyers in Texas. In 2012, he was selected by Texas Monthly magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers within the state and top 100 lawyers within Houston.
Jerry joined Coats Rose in 2006 and became a Director in 2009. After graduating from South Texas College of Law in 1992, Jerry focused his efforts upon trying lawsuits and has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex matters over the years. He has twice been appointed as a Special Master in complex commercial class actions involving insurance disputes. Jerry’s election to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), his board certification in Personal Injury Trial Law and AV rating by Martindale-Hubble reflect his strong commitment to the representation of his clients and the Civil Justice system. Texas Monthly Magazine has recognized Jerry as a Texas Super Lawyer (2008-2013), Rising Star/Texas Super Lawyer (2005-2007) and one of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas (2012).
Jerry’s practice emphasis includes complex commercial matters, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, professional malpractice, theft of trade secrets and proprietary information, products liability and enforcement of employment covenants. He has handled lawsuits and arbitrations in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, California, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Colorado and Utah. Jerry’s clients include Kinder Morgan, National Oil Well, Mustang-Caterpillar, Apache Corporation, Superior Energy, Rialto Capital and AFTCO among others.
Southwestern University at Georgetown (B.A., 1989)
South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1992)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, Colorado, and Utah
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation
Houston Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
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