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

Coats Rose is pleased to announce that eight 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

John G. Cannon* – Real Estate Law
Barry J. Palmer* – Real Estate Law
Barry S. Rabon* – Construction Law
Richard L. Rose* – Real Estate Law

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

About Best Lawyers

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.”

About Coats Rose, P.C.

Coats Rose is a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development: the development of real estate, affordable housing, special purpose districts, business and private wealth. We provide legal counsel to businesses, governmental entities corporate and high-net worth clients across the U.S. and internationally. For over 30 years, the firm has leveraged its vast legal experience to fulfill clients’ needs spanning real estate law, affordable housing and community development, public finance, construction and surety law, commercial litigation, government relations, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, tax, wealth planning and preservation. In addition to its headquarters in Houston, Coats Rose has offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans and Cincinnati. Learn more at



9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1000
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220


16000 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 350
Dallas, Texas 75248
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662


Terrace 2
2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408


PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513.830.0261
Fax: 513.672.0381