Laken Jenkins Kilgore

Laken Jenkins Kilgore

Coats Rose, P.C.

Recognized since 2021

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Commercial Litigation

Energy Law

Government Relations Practice

Municipal Law

Public Finance Law

Real Estate Law

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Laken focuses her practice on local government and public finance law, primarily representing municipal utility districts and other special districts as general counsel and bond counsel. Her previous practice experience includes representing oil and gas producers in upstream transactional matters as well as assisting clients with real estate transactions, including development, leasing, acquisition and disposition of real estate projects. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Sam Houston State University, Summa Cum Laude, placing 1st out of 1,398 students, and obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.

Laken is an active committeeman on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Breeders Greeters Committee, dedicating countless hours to the planning and logistical management that takes place surrounding the Rodeo in order to support education and better agricultural practices. Further, she was selected as one of Sam Houston State University’s “13 Alumni under 30” for the Heritage Magazine August 2015 issue, showcasing the next generation of outstanding young professionals.


  • Nine Greenway Plaza, Suite 1000
    Houston, TX 77046


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., graduated 2013
  • Sam Houston State University, B.A., graduated 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013
  • West Virginia, 2014


  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen - Member
  • Houston Bar Association (Oil, Gas and Mineral Section) - Member
  • West Houston Association of Professional Landmen - Member
  • Young Professionals in Energy - Member

Coats Rose, P.C.
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

10 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

12 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023 for work in:

  • Public Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice


  • Named a Sam Houston State’s “13 Alumni Under 30”, August 2015

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