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

"I have worked with the Coats Rose law firm for several years.  Under the guidance of Rick Reed of the San Antonio office, the firm most recently has assisted CPS Energy in connection with the Data/Control Center project.  As Assistant General Counsel for one of the largest public utility owners in San Antonio, I am delighted to recommend Rick Reed, Director of the Coats Rose San Antonio office and the law firm of Coats Rose."
  - Katherine Yates, Senior Counsel,
CPS Energy

"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


Our clients’ needs are paramount. In our role as legal counsel, we take pride in developing a deep understanding of our client’s unique business and legal objectives. In the event litigation becomes necessary to reach those objectives, rest assured there is no better team than the Litigation Section of Coats Rose.

Lawsuits can literally change the face of a company. They can loom as a threat to future viability, or present a critical opportunity for a company to defend its right to do business and prosper. The attorneys of Coats Rose know the high stakes our clients face with litigation, and we bring the full strength of our Firm’s resources to bear towards a win.

Litigation Attorneys That Put Your Business First
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. During the process, we work hard to ensure that our clients are fully aware of their progress towards resolution.

The attorneys of Coats Rose 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.

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