Clay E. Coalson


Clay Coalson is a shareholder in the Corpus Christi office of Donnell, Kieschnick, Wolter & Gamez. His practice includes appellate law, insurance law, and civil litigation. Clay is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Clay is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Corpus Christi Bar Association.

Born in Kingsville, Texas, Clay received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude from Texas A&I University in Kingsville in 1983. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Houston in 1987. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated.

Clay is admitted to practice as a member of the Texas State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

During law school, Clay served as the Research Editor for the Houston Law Review from 1986-1987. He was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barons.

Area of Practice:
Appellate Law
Insurance Coverage
Civil Litigation
Texas, 1987
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas,1988
Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995
University of Houston (J.D., cum laude 1987)
Texas A&I University in Kingsville (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)
Major: History
Honors and Affiliations:
Research Editor, Houston Law Review
Order of the Coif
Order of the Barons
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Publications: Nabours v. Longview Savings and Loan Association: Requiring Actual Damages as a Prerequisite to Recovery of Punitive Damages in an Equitable Action, 24 Houston Law Review 621 (1987)
Representative Cases:

LMB, Ltd. v. Moreno, 2006, 49 Tex. S. Ct. J. 1019

Bostrom Seating, Inc. v. Crane Carrier Co., 2004, Texas Supreme Court, 140 S.W.3d 681

Spohn Hospital v. Mayer, 2003, Texas Supreme Court, 104 S.W.3d 878

Gulf Insurance Co. v. Burns Motors, 2000, Texas Supreme Court, 22 S.W.3d 417

De Los Santos v. Occidental Chemical Corporation, 1996, Texas Supreme Court, 933 S.W.2d 493

Occidental Chemical Corporation v. Banales, 1995, Texas Supreme Court, 907 S.W.2d 488

Sysco Food Services v. Trapnell, 1994, Texas Supreme Court, 890 S.W.2d 796

Gold Rush, Inc. v. Wayne, 2006, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 2006 Tex. App. Lexis 6635

Taylor v. Christus Spohn Health System Corp., 2004, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 169 S.W.3d 241

Perales v. Spohn Health System Corp., 2004,Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 2004 Tex. App. Lexis 6292

Barrera v. Hondo Creek Cattle Co., 2004, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 132 S.W.3d 544

Villa v. Hargrove, 2003, Fourth Court of Appeals, 110 S.W.3d 74

McNeal v. Thomas, 2005, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 2005 Tex. App. Lexis 1338

Combustion Engineering v. Vukich, 2002, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 2002, Tex. App. Lexis 8243

Garcia v. Spohn Health System Corp., 2000, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 19 S.W.3d 507

Plowman v. Copperfield Shopping Center, 1998, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 978 S.W.2d 612

Zamora v. Dairyland County Mutual Insurance Co., 1996, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 930 S.W.2d 739

Villacana v. Campbell, 1996, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 929 S.W.2d 69

Torres v. Mid-State Trust II, 1995, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 895 S.W.2d 828

Hoechst Celanese Corp. v. Arthur Brothers, 1994, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 882 S.W.2d 917

Lockard v. Deitch, 1993, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 855 S.W.104

Lanfear v. Blackmon, 1992, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 827 S.W.2d 87

H.E. Butt Grocery Co. v. Bay, Inc., 1991, Thirteenth Court of Appeals, 808 S.W.2d 67

1961, Kingsville, Texas