Thompson Coe Recognized as a Leading Texas Insurance Law Firm for the Fourth Consecutive Year

June 7, 2006

The 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious guide of the best business lawyers in the U.S., recently recognized Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. as a “Tier One” insurance law firm in Texas.  This is the fourth consecutive year Thompson Coe has been recognized for its statewide pre-eminence in this field.

The new guide also honored five attorneys from Thompson Coe for their insurance law expertise.  The recognized attorneys from Thompson Coe’s Dallas office are Richard S. Geiger, of counsel and member of the firm's Governmental & Legislative Advocacy and Insurance Law practice groups, and Roger D. Higgins, a partner and member of the firm’s Appellate Law and Insurance Litigation & Coverage practice groups.

The honoree from Thompson Coe’s Austin office is Jay A. Thompson, a partner and member of the firm’s Governmental & Legislative Advocacy and Insurance Law practice groups.  The honorees from Thompson Coe’s Houston office are Brian S. Martin and Rodrigo “Diego” Garcia, Jr., both partners and members of the firm’s Insurance Litigation & Coverage practice group.

Publisher Chambers and Partners ranks law firms and attorneys based on merit.  The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.  For the Chambers USA guide, the publisher investigated law firms and lawyers in each U.S. state and in all areas of commercial law. Research for the project was conducted by a team of 40 full-time researchers, who conducted more than 10,000 in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel.

Complete rankings for Thompson Coe, in addition to a profile of the firm, are available on the Chambers USA website at