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Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

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Managing Partner: Shawn W Phelan
Number of partners: 110
Number of lawyers: 214
Languages: French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu, Chinese (Mandarin), Greek, Hebrew, Farsi, Korean, Bengali, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese)

Firm Overview:
For over 65 years, Thompson Coe has been recognized as a premier litigation firm and national authority on insurance defense and sophisticated coverage issues. Thompson Coe’s experience in this highly regulated, cost-conscious industry has enabled the firm to bring a level of discipline and efficiency to its clients that translates into tangible value. Today, Thompson Coe provides this value to its clients through a spectrum of legal services spanning multiple industries. As a result of Thompson Coe’s long history, broad experience, and deep industry knowledge, the firm’s attorneys have the ability to efficiently handle the most critical matters for their clients, providing professional service with a focus on results.

Main Areas of Practice:
Insurance Litigation & Coverage
Products & General Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Governmental & Legislative Advocacy
Labor & Employment
Professional Liability
Marine & Energy
Business Transactions

The firm’s clients depend on its broad insurance background and knowledge to provide reliable and efficient legal advice and assistance for all insurance business and regulatory matters. Whether giving advice pertaining to insurance laws, representing clients before an insurance regulator, handling mergers and acquisitions or formations of insurance companies and agencies, or drafting or reviewing documents needed for insurance-related transactions, this practice group brings extensive experience to areas of law that are unfamiliar to many.

Insurance Litigation & Coverage:
This practice group is recognized by the insurance industry for its ability to provide counsel to insurance companies through a broad range of insurance-related litigation, coverage disputes, bad faith, and other extra contractual liabilities litigation. Drawing upon the firm’s experience in the administrative and regulatory arena, the firm represents carriers facing complex corporate, regulatory and class action litigation. The attorneys have been at the forefront of some of the most important property insurance cases and have unmatched experience helping insurers formulate cost-effective defense strategies to respond to lawsuits and claims after a catastrophe.

Products & General Litigation:
The firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized for their proficiency in the trial and defense of personal injury cases involving transportation, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation and healthcare regulatory matters, mass tort litigation, negligence, and other tort-related claims. They are committed to excellence in trial advocacy and pride themselves in responding to litigation needs with practical, creative solutions.

Commercial Litigation:
This practice group has handled every type of commercial dispute – ranging from simple contract matters to complex international disputes. The attorneys share a commitment to do whatever it takes in terms of preparation and development of innovative strategies to ensure the best possible results for their business litigation clients — including trying cases to a conclusion with successful results.

Governmental & Legislative Advocacy:
The firm’s attorneys help clients achieve legislative initiatives and resolve regulatory issues. Their involvement and extensive experience in legislative and governmental processes enables them to effectively represent clients and advocate client positions before the legislature and other governmental agencies.

Labor & Employment:
The firm’s attorneys counsel the management of both private and public sector companies in connection with all employment-related matters, including compliance with the FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, WARN, OSHA, and other federal, state and local laws that regulate employment. The firm has an active labor litigation practice defending management against EEO claims, wrongful termination, workers’ compensation, retaliation, civil rights, and other employment-related claims.

Professional Liability:
Lawsuits involving malpractice claims against attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, corporate directors and officers, and other business professionals are being asserted at an increasing rate. The attorneys in this practice group draw upon years of hands-on experience in dealing with claims to provide the firm’s professional clients with the finest quality legal representation.

Marine & Energy:
Thompson Coe’s marine and energy attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in complex marine insurance issues, catastrophic loss claims, Jones Act claims, and breach of contract matters. The firm’s reach with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts allows Thompson Coe to provide broad geographic coverage for its clients maritime needs.

Thompson Coe’s appellate attorneys have successfully represented litigants in important cases decided by the Texas Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, including the Fifth Circuit, and other appellate courts in Texas and across the country.

Business Transactions:
This practice group encompasses everything from contractual relationships, including mergers and acquisitions, sales and purchases of ownership interests, shareholder agreements, management compensation arrangements, entity formation and financing, to bankruptcy, real estate transactions, estate planning, and tax issues.