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Post Office Box 130246
The Woodlands, Texas 77393-0246
George Andrew "Drew" Coats
Drew Coats was born in Abilene, Texas. Mr. Coats earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. Mr. Coats served as assistant note and comment editor for the South Texas Law Review.
Mr. Coats served as a briefing attorney on the Texas Court of Appeals for the Sixth Judicial District. He also served as a judicial intern to Justice Raul Gonzalez on the Supreme Court of Texas and to the late Judge John R. Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Coats is licensed to practice law in Texas and is admitted to practice before Federal Courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Aviation Insurance Association, the NTSB Bar Association and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
Mr. Coats is the author of Saving the General Aviation Industry; Putting Tort Reform to the Test, 60 J. AIR LAW & COMMERCE 533 (1994-1995), and Foreign Plaintiffs Have an Absolute Right to Have Their Causes of Action Heard in Texas Courts; Dow Chemical v. Alfaro, 32 S. TEX. L. REV. 289 (1991). Mr. Coats authored and presented Defending the Self-Insured Aviation Client at the 38th Annual Southern Methodist University School of Law Air Law Symposium. Mr. Coats also authored and presented the paper on aviation law during the transportation law seminar at the annual Texas Association of Defense Counsel meeting in 1999.
Mr. Coats is President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, and is a past President of the Houston Aviation Alliance. Mr. Coats is a member of the Aviation Insurance Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the NTSB Bar Association and is an Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association member and Legal Services Plan Panel Attorney. Mr. Coats is a recipient of the National Business Aviation Association's Silk Scarf Award. Mr. Coats is a member of the Texas Southern University Airway Science Advisory Committee.
Mr. Coats served as aviation legal editor for the American Pilot Magazine and has authored articles for Texas Flyer Magazine. He is an instrument-rated pilot, aircraft owner and operator. Mr. Coats is married and has two children.