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

Alan J. Harlan

Of Counsel



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