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Brent Coon & Associates was founded in 2001. Today, with 12 offices spanning the country, it is one of the largest trial law firms in the nation and the epitome of the 21st century law practice. Brent Coon & Associates employs over 40 aggressive litigators, with solid experience in individual and complex multi-party, occupational/environmental, health and personal injury cases.

With many of the firm’s cases being referred from outside attorneys who have confidence in the firm’s integrity, expertise and solid work ethic, BCA stands out as a true “Lawyer’s Law Firm”. “The reasons for this are many”, says BCA founder, Brent Coon, “While many law firms simply take a case and hope to settle, we stand ready to go to trial and fight for whoever we represent. These lawyers have confidence that we can and will get their clients the most return when it comes to justice and fair compensation. And, not only do the referring attorneys know this, but so does the other side.

With offices spread across the nation, BCA employs “multiple trial teams”, the top expert witnesses and the vital capitalization needed to go the distance and WIN the fight. Yet, even as a large and powerful law firm, BCA never forgets that each client is a person or family that often needs the kind of hand-holding and individual attention that typically only smaller firm can provide. “When you’re with BCA,” says Brent, “we treat you like a member of our own family”.

Drawing from young talent throughout the region, the firm is now comprised of talented, aggressive litigators, almost all with solid experience in handling complex multi-party cases, with emphasis on occupational/environmental law and personal injury practice.

“Our efforts in fighting the just cause have been recognized by both the national and international media, as well as our peers.” says Mr. Coon. “Our alliances include both the well known and those lesser known who share our goal of absolute justice for all citizens of the world. We are proud of our international reputation of standing shoulder to shoulder with those who are too frightened, confused and/or too small to fight alone. We will use all of the firm’s resources, legal, marketing and public relations talent to stand up and fight for those who cannot fight alone.”

The case that best exemplifies the resolve of Brent Coon & Associates, LLC was Rowe vs. BP Amoco Chemical Company, BP North America. On November 9, 2006, Coon reached an unprecedented settlement that included a “first ever” agreement to release seven million pages of sealed corporate documents that would have been presented during trial. “Our job in this case was not only justice for our client, but to make sure this kind of tragedy NEVER happens again”. The settlement also mandated that at least $32 million in charitable donations.

The attorneys of Brent Coon & Associates have received national recognition for its work. This includes the Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award; the American Association of Justice’s highest honor, the Clarence Darrow Award; and the USMFW Humanitarian Award, Texas Super Lawyers 2007, Texas’ Rising Star 2008 and 2010.

Brent Coon & Associates has great respect and admiration for the working people that compose the backbone of our country. Our mission is to help ensure their rights are protected and their well-being respected. Since the firm’s inception, standing hand in hand with labor unions has been a practice in which we take great pride. Brent Coon & Associates currently serves as District Counsel for the United Steelworkers (USW) District 13, which covers Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. We also serve as General Counsel to the Helicopter Pilots Union, a member of the OPEIU.

Brent Coon & Associates’ hard work received positive, international, media coverage that reflected a positive light on all attorneys. 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, BBC, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), Houston Chronicle, Financial Times, The Times of London, Reuters, Bloomberg, New York Times and Associated Press are examples of the positive press received by the firm.

Brent Coon and Brent Coon & Associates have built its reputation on the satisfaction of its clients and the respect of both colleagues and opponents. The majority of the firm’s cases are referred from attorneys who have confidence in the firm’s integrity, expertise, level of commitment and solid work ethic.



Wall Street Journal: BP Results Still Hurt by Gulf of Mexico Spill

April 27, 2016, 8:57 am

Six years after a deadly blowout sent a slick of oil floating along the Gulf Coast for months, BP PLC disclosed almost $1 billion in fresh charges that bring its total bill from the disaster to more than $56 billion and counting.


BCA Releases Video on 6 Year Anniversary of BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2016, 8:33 am

With the enormous number of BP Oil Spill victims still waiting for resolution of their claims, BCA is providing this status update as a “reality check” of where are we now. Brent Coon’s comments and the link to the 2 minute video are below.‎


BP dodges BILLIONS of dollars in additional oil spill liabilities

March 11, 2016, 1:10 pm

Attached is a very important new ruling and Order from the BP oil spill Federal MDL Court regarding the viability of claims brought by hundreds, and perhaps thousands,  of businesses and individuals in the oil servicing industry claiming that the impact of the Government shutdown on drilling for a number of months after the Deepwater Horizon well operated by BP erupted, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.


With options dwindling, BP seized a chance to settle oil spill case

July 10, 2015, 11:28 pm

In early May, with its legal options dwindling and investors impatient, BP Plc saw a chance to negotiate what became a $18.7 billion settlement that ended five years of litigation over the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.


BP SETTLEMENTS WITH THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT FIX THE PROBLEMS: MOST INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS OWNERS STILL WAITING

July 2, 2015, 9:03 am

While numerous governmental claims brought by the Department of Justice and various State Attorney Generals for damages associated to the oil spill are now settled, it is important to keep these settlements in perspective and continue to ask questions.


Press Release: NEWS ON DUPONT GAS LEAK and FOUR FATALITIES: OSHA HAMMERS DUPONT WITH MULTIPLE CITATIONS

May 14, 2015, 6:14 pm

OSHA released a long battery of findings hammering the DuPont Chemical Plant in LaPorte Texas today, concluding a six month investigation into a chemical release of toxic methyl mercaptan that killed four workers last November.


5 Year Retrospective on the Gulf Oil Spill

February 18, 2015, 10:24 am

The tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, the resulting oil spill, and the pronounced impact it all had on the Gulf of Mexico is now approaching an ignominious five year anniversary. Most of the business industries and employees affected by the spill have yet to be compensated, and many probably never will.


BCA releases comments on state of affairs in BP Oil Spill case and changes to the class settlement (Policy 495)

July 30, 2014, 12:51 pm

The much troubled BP oil spill class settlement has suffered another major blow with a change in how a loss is calculated for paying a claimant. This new revision to the agreement, called Policy 495, once again materially alters a settlement agreement that was already plagued with a myriad of implementation problems, problems so great collectively that it should never have been approved in the first place.


Bailing Out of Deepwater MDL

January 21, 2014, 2:24 pm

Originally posted by Miriam Rozen - Texas Lawyer - January 20, 2014


With the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaching its four-year anniversary in April, the multidistrict litigation stemming from the disaster appears to have no end in sight. [See timeline chart.] After a series of disappointing rulings, Texas plaintiffs lawyer Brent Coon is organizing a meeting with fellow plaintiffs counsel in an effort to extract some of their cases from what he said is a slow-moving MDL. Coon, founder of Brent Coon & Associates, said he would like to move about three-fourths of his clients' 10,000 cases "back to their home courts."


What Concerns BP About Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

November 6, 2013, 10:42 am

Originally posted by Michael Kunzelman - Associated Press - November 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS  -- A year ago, lawyers for BP and Gulf Coast residents and businesses took turns urging a federal judge to approve their settlement for compensating victims of the company's massive 2010 oil spill.

On Monday, however, the one-time allies will be at odds when an appeals court hears objections to the multibillion-dollar deal. That's because several months after U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier approved the settlement, BP started complaining that the judge and court-appointed claims administrator were misinterpreting it. The London-based oil giant is worried it could be forced to pay billions of dollars more for bogus or inflated claims by businesses.



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