The Firm

Testimonials

“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


The Firm

Our objective at Coats Rose is to perform legal work to the highest standards, at a reasonable cost to our clients. We are careful to take on only cases in which we confidently possess the necessary skills. We have the breadth and depth of experience required to fulfill our clients’ needs in various types of transactions and controversies, with particular emphasis in the areas of construction/surety law, the real estate industry, commercial litigation of all types, public finance, real estate/land use/government affairs & banking law, affordable housing, insurance law, labor & employment law and governmental relations.

For over 35 years the attorneys at Coats Rose have been cultivating long term client relationships and helping clients to achieve their business aims. Upon reflection, we have found the vast majority of our business has derived from our longstanding client relationships. We treasure this fact and see it as the best indication we are achieving our goal.