Coats Rose Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America List Published by Woodward White, Inc.

HOUSTON, Aug. 19: Coats Rose Law Firm is pleased to announce 13 attorneys in the firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Five attorneys in the Houston headquarters are included in this year’s list of top attorneys. John G Cannon, Barry J. Palmer and Richard L. Rose in the Real Estate Law practice area. Byron G. Lee was selected in the Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants practice area. Chris E. Ryman was named to the Litigation-Construction list.

Thomas R. Barber and Barry S. Rabon, in the League City office, were selected to Best Lawyers in the Construction Law practice area. Barber also has been named Lawyer of the Year in the Houston Area in Construction Law.

William B. Short, Jr. in Dallas was selected in Arbitration, Collaborative Law: Civil, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction and Mediation practice areas. John M. Joseph, in the Austin office, was selected for his work in Government Relations, and Richard L. Reed in San Antonio, in the Construction Law practice area.

A. Kelton Longwell and Elizabeth Haecker Ryan in the Coats Rose New Orleans office also were selected to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America. Longwell was selected for Real Estate Law and Ryan for Litigation-Environmental, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, and Professional Malpractice-Defendants.

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, Clear Lake, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and New Orleans.



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