Brent Coon & Associates prides itself on being a public policy law firm. “Our first and foremost responsibility is to our clients and recovering the best possible settlement or verdict on their individual cases,” says BCA founder Brent Coon. “But I’ve always felt that our firm has a responsibility to the public as well. Sometimes it’s not enough to simply get a satisfactory result for your client. We also strive to use our position to influence meaningful change in public policy and industry-specific safety standards to help make our country a safer place for our citizens to live and work.”
The case that best exemplifies the resolve of Brent Coon & Associates was Rowe vs. BP Amoco Chemical Company, BP North America. Brent Coon & Associates represented Eva Rowe, a young woman who lost both of her parents in the 2005 plant explosion at the BP Texas City refinery. The explosion left 15 workers deceased and injured hundreds of others. 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. Mr. Coon went on to write and introduce to the Texas State Legislature the “Remember The 15” Bill, which would have provided increased safety regulations and standards within the petrochemical industry. “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 at least $32 million in charitable donations.
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.
“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.”
Check out the latest news
and developments relating to BCA.
|October 2, 2015, 11:11 pm|
The families of four workers killed in a Nov. 15 chemical plant gas leak are calling for greater accountability for DuPont management in response to the release of a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report that outlines major safety failures at the company's La Porte plant.
|September 28, 2015, 10:41 am|
On August 26, 2006 Elbert and Karen Choate were injured in a car wreck that was not their fault. A dump truck had been parked at the top of an overpass on Interstate 10 in Beaumont, Texas and while the driver left it unattented to go get gas, it rolled back across west bound I-10.
|September 14, 2015, 7:17 pm|
Multiple law firms are preparing for a major trial next week in the boiler explosion deaths of Russell Mann and Billy Smith, operational engineers for CVR Energies owned Wynnewood Refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The trial is expected to last for several weeks and will include numerous experts and witnesses including CVR CEO Jack Lipinski.
|September 2, 2015, 1:23 pm|
On Wednesday, August 26th, Brent Coon and Associates filed a lawsuit in the 14th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Calcasieu against Nelson Industrial Steam Company (NISCO) on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured in an incident involving a Pioneer Pump.
|August 9, 2015, 12:56 pm|
More than five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, attorney Brent Coon and over 3,000 of his clients have not received a hearing on their legal claims against BP PLC.
|July 24, 2015, 11:08 pm|
A class action suit filed Wednesday alleges the Jefferson County Appraisal District and its chief appraiser "unilaterally and fraudulently" reclassified almost 8,000 homes from one-and-half stories to two stories for the purpose of increasing tax revenue.
|July 23, 2015, 9:50 am|
Attorneys Bailey Wingate and Brent Coon argued the case of their client, Elaine Henderson, at the Jefferson County Appraisal District's board meeting on Wednesday. Wingate said their focus is to get relief to almost 8,000 people they say were impacted by changes the district made earlier this year.
|July 22, 2015, 1:47 pm|
As many as ten thousand Jefferson County homeowners had their homes taxed at significantly increased values this year by an unprecedented decision of the new Jefferson County Tax Appraiser to change the definition of 1 ½ story homes to 2 story homes. This decision was apparently not disclosed to the tax board and approved as a policy change, and was not communicated to local homeowners as the SOLE REASON that their taxes were significantly increased.
|July 20, 2015, 1:18 pm|
An Oakland Athletics fan filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball this week, alleging that baseball doesn’t do enough to protect fans in the stands from flying bats and balls.
|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.
BCA has created these dedicated websites for our prospective clients.
The History of Asbestos
America's workers are suffering from number of asbestos related diseases because of corporate greed. Watch the documentary now.
Lung Cancer Fact
Lung Cancer Fact is dedicated to providing you with the lung cancer causes, lung cancer types, and lung cancer facts.
Gulf Coast Disaster
A resource dedicated to those impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion
Provides railroad workers with extensive information about their legal rights and the proper process of filing a FELA claim after suffering an injury on the job.
Texas City Explosion
View evidence, video and declassified documents as they are released stemming from the BP Texas City Explosion.
BCA Mortgage Fraud
The mortgage industry has recently reached a settlement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve that created a multi-billion dollar fund to pay damages to victims of mortgage fraud. BCA is fighting to undo the wrongs, keeping people in their homes and getting a recovery for those who were cheated.
Defective Guardrail Lawsuits
BCA is investigating accident lawsuits regarding defective guardrails in which Trinity Industries used cost cutting measures to risk people's lives. A recent whistleblower lawsuit shows ties between defective guardrails to an increase chance of injury and death.
BCA Testosterone Lawsuits
BCA is investigating Low T or Testosterone Therapy products Lawsuits. Studies have linked products like AndroGel to an increased risks of Heart Attack and Strokes
GM Recall Lawsuits
BCA is investigating General Motors Recall lawsuits involving the mass recall of vehicles due to faulty ignitions.
Cell Phone Cancer Lawsuits
BCA is investigating Cell Phone Lawsuits after studied link cell phone use to an increased risk of Cancer.
When it comes to Petrochemical Law, we are the experts. Nationally known, a partner with the US Government, turned to by the media, trusted by the labor organizations.
BCA Business Services
Brent Coon and Associates wants to be your go-to law plaintiff law firm for any business related litigation needs your company may be facing.
BCA Alternative Dispute Resolution
BCA now offers high end mediation and arbitration as part of our dispute resolutions services.
A website created for the press to follow all the latest developments in BCA vs. BP.
National Attorney Network
This website is a service for our referring counsel designed to assist in the client retaining process.
BCA's Aviation Law Focus has a proven track record for handling complex, multi-party aviation cases and claims.
The team at Brent Coon and Associates knows when a vehicle rollover or the resulting injury is caused by the shortcomings in the design of the vehicle.
The Institute for Legal Reform is trying to close your court house doors. Learn what you can do to help.
Remember the 15
Join BCA as we push a landmark bill through the Texas House & Senate.
My Safety Rights
A website created and dedicated to helping protect women's safety rights.
Legal Rights resources for those who have suffered from dangerous pharmaceutical drugs including Xarelto Lawsuits .
Looking at the reasons behind the recent surge in Crane accidents including news stories, statistics and commentary from industry experts.
A website dedicated to the historic Pillot Building located in the heart of downtown Houston. Its sophisticated design and ambiance makes it the perfect place to host meetings, fundraisers and celebrations.
Top Maritime Lawyers
Learn more about The Jones Act and Maritime & Admiralty Law from our team of attorneys.
BCA Biker Rights
BCA's Biking community website. Find legal resources related to motorcycle enthusiasts.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
There have been recent studies that suggest that IVC Filters which are used to prevent pulmonary embolism are breaking have shards of metal travel throughout the body at an alarming rate. Learn if you qualify for an IVC Filter Lawsuit.
BCA has created this section of our website to acknowledge the tremendous effort on behalf of our attorneys and employees in support of national and local charities. Click for BCA Charities >