Industries & Practices


“I wholeheartedly recommend the law firm of Coats Rose. As the Chief Legal Officer of the University Health System, I have had extensive experience working with Richard Reed, Adam Richie and other attorneys in both their San Antonio and other offices. Perhaps the greatest demonstration of the success of Coats Rose's work on the CIP relates to a construction failure. A portion of a 10 story garage under construction at the Medical Center site collapsed. Thankfully there were no fatalities or serious injuries; however, that portion of the work was a multi-million dollar loss. Coats Rose was immediately available to assist us as we employed a forensic engineer and undertook an extensive investigation into the collapse. Due to the structure of the insurance program, and the strength of the protections built into our contracts, no litigation ensued over the collapse."
-Michael Hernandez,
Chief Legal Officer
University Health System
- San Antonio

"The attorneys at Coats Rose possess a unique understanding of complex construction law combined with rare deep understanding of how commercial construction goes together in the real world. Those skills taken in combination have deftly served Dyad to avoid many common pitfalls of our competitors."
- Rick Trask Owner Dyad Construction, L.P

"Coats Rose attorneys have always handled our account as if we were their only client; and their wisdom, candor and availability makes the Coats Rose team our first choice when legal matters arise."
- Gregory Smith, PE Executive Vice President, Partner Jamail & Smith Construction

"Coats Rose and I have worked together on many matters, and they have always been very thorough, efficient and readily available to provide legal services… I appreciate the expertise Coats Rose provides in construction and business related matters, and their ability to provide and convey that knowledge quickly and efficiently."
- Donald R. Boehm

"Thank you (Timothy Green, Director, Public Finance Law) for all your hard work to help us bring together two municipalities that were long overdue in becoming one. We are blessed as a commUNITY to embark on a "new journey" as one political subdivision serving its citizens and business owners." -Carrie F. Gordon, Ph.D.
Mayor of Balch Springs, TX

Commercial Litigation

When a client is facing complex commercial litigation issues that affect stock price, reputation or future profitability its important to choose the right legal team to stand behind you. In our role as legal counsel, we take pride in developing a deep understanding of our client’s unique business and legal objectives.

Lawsuits and their aftermath have changed the face of business as we know it. The commercial litigation team at Coats Rose has the know-how to not only meet the challenges of litigation but anticipate and therefore help avoid potential future problems.

The commercial litigation attorneys of Coats Rose have handled many of the highest-profile, complex litigation matters on behalf of clients ranging from global corporations and start up businesses. We understand litigation can’t be a business owner’s full time job. We approach commercial litigation as an extension of the client’s business, taking care of matters with the full strength of our Firm’s resources to bear towards a win.

Commercial Litigation Lawyers That Understand Business

Our litigation lawyers have an extraordinary depth of experience, and practical expertise across multiple industries. This allows our team to identify our client’s distinct needs and objectives early in the process, and design an aggressive, creative litigation strategy.

Coats Rose commercial litigation attorneys try cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas and across the nation, in virtually all fields of litigation. Our attorneys represent both plaintiffs and defendants, many of whom are corporate, governmental or institutional clients. During the litigation strategy process, we work hard to ensure that our clients are fully aware of their progress towards resolution.

Areas of Practice:

  • Anti-trust
  • Appellate
  • Business torts
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Creditor’s rights
  • Eminent domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Finance and Banking
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor
  • Maritime
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Real estate
  • Residential construction defects
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Securities