In today’s complicated business environment complex issues are continually raised regarding the application of insurance policies to the unique claims presented against insureds.

Coats Rose believes its long history of litigating and arbitrating these issues on behalf of insureds and insurance companies brings a unique history of knowledge and experience to its clients.

The policies have involved commercial/personal primary and excess liability policies, construction bonds, and unique insurance contracts such as ransom and extortion policies. In each instance, the needs of the client in determining what rights and responsibilities exist under these business contracts have been paramount to the firm.
We seek to assist our clients in utilizing their insurance policies as an asset in the handling of risks.

We provide insurance policy reviews to evaluate coverages for our clients as insureds and additional insureds.

Areas of Practice:

  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Multi-year toxic tort coverage issues
  • Reinsurance
  • Maritime coverage work
  • Additional insured issues
  • First party coverage
  • Pollution exclusion clause
  • Duty to defend and indemnify
  • Extracontractual statutory bad faith issues


9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1000
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220
Toll Free: 800.535.2701


14755 Preston Road
Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75254
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
Toll Free: 855.679.6763

San Antonio

8000 I.H. 10 West, Suite 1500
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: 210.224.7098
Fax: 210.212.5698
Toll Free: 800.862.5079

New Orleans

365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504.299.3070
Fax: 504.299.3071
Toll Free: 888.435.8214


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