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Jesse Coleman

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Commercial Litigation; Health Law


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Co-Chair of the firm’s interdisciplinary Health Law Group


Jesse Coleman is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice encompasses various types of civil litigation facing the health care industry, energy industry, and related industries. In the health care industry, he has represented hospital systems, medical device companies, staffing agencies, managed care organizations, insurance companies, and physician practices in matters involving contract disputes, peer review and credentialing proceedings, Medicaid bid protests, antitrust claims, defamation claims, EMTALA claims, ERISA claims, professional liability claims, and regulatory matters before state and federal agencies.

Mr. Coleman has also represented and counseled health care, hospitality, and energy-sector clients in numerous trade secret and non-compete disputes.  Mr. Coleman has developed a specialized practice in prosecuting and responding to temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in this area of law.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Coleman served for one year as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Reavley, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas. Prior to this clerkship, he served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone, United States District Court for the Western Division of Texas in El Paso.  While in law school, Mr. Coleman also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Marian Blank Horn, United States Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Coleman was selected in 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Super Lawyers as one of its Texas Rising Stars in Health Care Law, an honor limited to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. Mr. Coleman has been selected by The Legal 500 United States as a 2016 and 2018 Recommended Attorney in Healthcare.

Mr. Coleman currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group, which U.S. News and World Report ranked as Tier 1 nationally and in Houston in their 2019 Best Lawyers in America.


Houston Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association


J.D., George Mason University, magna cum laude (2007)
Editor, George Mason Law Review
B.A., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude (2002)

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Seyfarth Shaw LLP's client roster includes hospitals, health systems, academic and research institutions, as well as physician groups, emergency centers and behavioral and home health providers. The firm advises on contract negotiations, professional liability claims, transactions, anti-kickback and False Claims Act disputes, data privacy issues and other types of regulatory advice and defense. Houston-based partner Jesse Coleman represented Memorial Hermann Health System as defendant against defamation, fraud and tortious interference claims made by a member of the medical staff, while another highlight was Century City-based Douglas Mancino's work for Intermountain Healthcare on the establishment of generic drug company Civica Rx. Real estate lawyer Cynthia Mitchell in New York and employment partner Kristin McGurn in Boston also specialize in healthcare-related matters.

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