Coats Rose Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America© List Published by Woodward White, Inc.

best-lawyers-2016-firmCoats Rose is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys in the firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

The guide honored firm lawyers in Houston, Austin, New Orleans and San Antonio in 15 areas of practice including: real estate law, construction law, construction litigation, commercial litigation, government relations, labor and employment law, environmental litigation, and product liability litigation. The following Coats Rose attorneys were listed in Best Lawyers in America© 2016:


John M. Joseph** – Government Relations Practice


Thomas R. Barber* – Construction Law
John G. Cannon* – Real Estate Law
Barry J. Palmer* – Real Estate Law
Barry S. Rabon* – Construction Law

Richard L. Rose* – Real Estate Law
Chris E. Ryman* – Construction Law, Litigation-Construction


A. Kelton Longwell** – Real Estate Law
Elizabeth Haecker Ryan* – Litigation-Environmental, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants


Richard L. Reed* – Construction Law

*Listed in Best Lawyers in America© for five years

**Listed in Best Lawyers in America© for ten years

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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 more than 90 attorneys, with offices in Houston,  Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and New Orleans.

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