- Press ReleaseNovember 19, 2008
- Pat Cooney, John Elsley, Bill Glenn and Jim Watkins are Who's Who!Who's Who Legal Texas 2008, November 12, 2008
- Cooney and Watkins listed as two of the top Texas Go-To Lawyers in Maritime LawTexas Lawyer, The Go-To Guide October 2007, October 10, 2007
Honors & Distinctions
Named one of 5 "Go To" Lawyers in the State of Texas for Admiralty: Maritime Law by Texas Monthly 2007
Author/Speaker - Third Party Remedies, Maritime Workers - Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, June 2011, St. Simons, GA.
"Lawyer of the Year" for 2014" - The Best Lawyers in America - Houston - "Admiralty & Maritime Law"
"Lawyer of the Year for 2016" - The Best Lawyers in America - Houston - "Admiralty & Maritime Law"
- University of Houston, J.D., 1975
- University of Texas/University of Houston, B.S., 1973; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi
Texas, 1976 All state courts - State of Texas U. S. District Court Southern District of Texas U. S. District Court Eastern District of Texas U. S. Court of Appeals,5th Circuit U. S. Supreme Court
Memberships & Affiliations
- Galveston County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
- Maritime Law Association of the United States
- Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
- Texas Association of Defense Counsel
- Defense Research Institute