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

Insurance Law

In today’s complicated business environment complex issues are continually raised regarding the application of insurance policies to the unique claims presented against insureds.

Coats Rose believes its long history of litigating and arbitrating these issues on behalf of insureds and insurance companies brings a unique history of knowledge and experience to its clients.

The policies have involved commercial/personal primary and excess liability policies, construction bonds, and unique insurance contracts such as ransom and extortion policies. In each instance, the needs of the client in determining what rights and responsibilities exist under these business contracts have been paramount to the firm.

We seek to assist our clients in utilizing their insurance policies as an asset in the handling of risks.

We provide insurance policy reviews to evaluate coverages for our clients as insureds and additional insureds.

Areas of Practice:

  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Multi-year toxic tort coverage issues
  • Reinsurance
  • Maritime coverage work
  • Additional insured issues
  • First party coverage
  • Pollution exclusion clause
  • Duty to defend and indemnify
  • Extracontractual statutory bad faith issues