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About YetterColeman LLP

Formidable Texan litigation boutique firm Yetter Coleman is adept at achieving complete reversals, no-payment judgments and hefty settlements on million-dollar claims. Its selective hiring practices ensure that its league of just under 40 lawyers is comprised of nothing but the best trial and appellate talent.

All Litigation from the Start

Yetter Coleman’s story begins in Houston in 1997 when ex-BigLaw partners Paul Yetter and David Warden founded Yetter Warden LLP. Ten years later, another BigLaw alum Greg Coleman joined the firm along with a troupe of appellate lawyers from Austin. In 2010, the firm changed its name to Yetter Coleman.

For the Big and the Small

Since its inception, Yetter Coleman has attracted top trial and appellate lawyers. The firm was recognized as a National Boutique Litigation Firm of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer in 2019. And the firm’s Appellate, Commercial, Energy, and IP practices have been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

The firm is especially noted for its expertise in contracts, business torts, appellate litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, securities, and energy. Yetter Coleman’s clients have included American Airlines, Chevron, IBM, and General Electric. But the firm doesn’t always represent big companies; it has a history of sticking it to them, too. The firm’s experiences on the opposite side of the case include victories for shareholders against a large petroleum company and for employees in a multi-district litigation regarding overtime compensation.

A Humble Leader

Yetter Coleman uses its talent for good, which is very much inspired by the big heart of named partner Paul Yetter. Yetter is known for his down-to-earth, humble personality both in the courtroom and out. (As detailed in a July 2019 article in The Texas Lawbook, despite being a prolific trial lawyer, Yetter takes the bus to work, with a brown bag lunch in tow). Taking no shortcuts when donating time and resources, the firm recently worked on a pro bono case aimed at improving the lives of foster children in the state of Texas. The firm has also worked on cases involving immigrant rights and the rights of Occupy Austin protesters challenging the city’s congregation ban.

YetterColeman LLP

811 Main Street
Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 632-8000

Firm Stats

Co-Hiring Attorneys: Elizabeth Wyman and Grant Martinez
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer Associate: $7,900/twice per month

Employment Contact

Elizabeth Wyman
Co-Head of Hiring
(713) 632-8000
ewyman@yettercoleman.com
Grant Martinez
Co-Head of Hiring
(713) 632-8000
gmartinez@yettercoleman.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Houston, TX

Major Departments

Antitrust
Appellate
Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
Contracts/Business Torts
Energy
Finance
Intellectual Property Litigation
Securities Litigation
Technology
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.