Jerry Young Elected to ABOTA National Board


“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

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- Gregory Smith, PE Executive Vice President, Partner Jamail & Smith Construction

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- 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

HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2012 – American Board of Trial Advocates-Houston Chapter members have elected attorney Jerry Young to the ABOTA National Board. Only 32 attorneys from the Houston area are selected for the prestigious leadership position.

A director at the Coats Rose Law Firm, in Houston, Young has focused his efforts upon trying lawsuits and has represented plaintiffs and defendants. His 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 handed lawsuits and arbitrations in Texas Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, California, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Colorado and Utah.

Jerry Young is an active trial lawyer, consistently recognized by his peers as one of the best lawyers in Texas, including Texas Monthly Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 Lawyers in Texas and in Houston. He has twice been appointed as a Special Master in complex commercial class actions involving insurance disputes. Young’s 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.

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.

Coats Rose is a business transaction and litigation law firm based in Houston, Texas. For more than 25 years, Coats Rose attorneys have worked with clients in construction/surety law, real estate law, commercial litigation of all types, municipal law, public finance, affordable housing, insurance law, labor and employment law, and governmental relations. Coats Rose is comprised of over 90 attorneys, with offices in Houston, Clear Lake, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and New Orleans.