A list of recent awards and accolades bestowed on BCA from our peers.
Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that BCA founder Brent Coon has been honored by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2017 in the field of Personal Injury Law - Plaintiffs. Brent Coon also previously won this award in 2015. Read more.
Brent Coon & Associates is proud to again be named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a 2016 “Best Law Firm.” Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Brent Coon and Associates previously was named "Best Law Firm" in 2014. Read More.
Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that the firm’s founder, Brent Coon, has been named as a 2015 Texas SuperLawyer. Read More.
Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that BCA founder Brent Coon has been honored by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in the field of Personal Injury Law - Plaintiffs. Read More.
BCA Founder, Brent Coon was named by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the Nation's Top 1% Attorneys. Mr. Coon is honored to receive this prestiguous award. The award comes after a lengthy vetting process by NADC researchers. Read More
M.P.”Pappy” Papadakis was named by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the Nation's Top 1% Attorneys. Mr. Papadakis is extremely honored to be selected by National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Mr. Papadakis was previously awarded the 2013 Jerome F. Lederer Award by the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Learn More.
Fed 26th, 2014– Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that Robert A. Schwartz has earned a spot in the 2014 edition of Texas' Top Rated Lawyers, which recognizes Texas attorneys with the highest peer-reviewed rankings from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Read more about Robert Schwartz, Top Texas Lawyer.
Brent Coon & Associates is proud to be named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, as a 2014 “Best Law Firm.” Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Read more about BCA as a "Best Law Firm".
Brent Coon & Associates is extremely proud to congratulate BCA Aviation's Of Counsel Attorney M.P.”Pappy” Papadakis on being awarded the 2013 Jerome F. Lederer Award by the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) at their annual ISASI Seminar in Vancouver Canada on August 19th. Read more about M.P. Papadakis's Prestigious Award for Aviation Safety.
Brent Coon and Associates is proud to announce that James L. Cox has been honored by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2014. Read more about Jim Cox winning his 2nd consecutive "Best Lawyer in America Award."
Aug 12th, 2013: Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that it has been named “Mass Tort Litigation Department of the Year” by Texas Lawyer. Read about BCA being named "Litigation Department of the Year."
July 25th, 2013 - Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that Founder Brent Coon and attorneys James L. Cox and Philip Kanayan have been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Read more about BCA's Top Trial Lawyers.
March 18th, 2013 - BCA is pleased to announce that it has been named as a Go-To Litigation Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies for 2013. Read more about BCA as Top Go-To Litigation Firm.
Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that James L. Cox has been honored by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2013. Mr. Cox manages BCA’s Denver office from which he oversees the firm’s FELA and railroad litigation docket. He is a past President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (1998) and continues to contribute his talents and leadership to that organization. Read more about James L. Cox, Best Lawyers in America 2013
March 15th, 2013 - Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that attorney Eric Newell has been named as one of Texas' Rising Stars. Shortly after joining BCA in 2005, Mr. Newell began working on behalf of those injured in the BP Texas City refinery explosion. Mr. Newell spent nearly three years immersed in the case, personally reviewing hundreds of thousands of documents in his role as Lead Attorney in the discovery process. Mr. Newell now oversees BCA’s docket of nearly 15,000 clients in the oil spill litigation against BP. Read more about Eric Newell, one of Texas' Rising Stars
BCA Founder, Brent Coon, was named to an exclusive group of the nation’s top 75 trial lawyers. The group, entitled “Trial Lawyer Kingpins”, was chosen in a survey of defense attorneys throughout the country to identify 'the best plaintiff trial attorneys in terms of experience and influence.' The survey was conducted by the 1,500 attorney worldwide defense firm, Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Shook contacted hundreds of defense firms throughout the country and asked them to identify the best of their counterparts in the plaintiff’s bar.
Mr. Coon has also been named as a Texas Super Lawyer. In 2007 he received the “Lawyer of the Year” award from the American Association of Justice.
Click here to view the Trial Lawyer Kingpins list.
For the second time in 2009, BCA Marketing has been honored with a prestigious web marketing award. The Web Marketing Association honored with the Legal Standard of Excellence Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Web Development” for the site www.texascityexplosion.com. The website, designed as an informational site to keep the media and public informed on the BP trial in 2005, features court-released documents, terms of the settlement, video from the deposition and trial and a full press room archive chronicling news reports over the course of the litigation. Jay Jackson, BCA’s Director of Communications, said, “We worked very closely with attorney Eric Newell on this site. Eric had a great vision for how to present the information in a manner that was succinct, powerful and took advantage of a medium that allowed us to combine both video and text.” Read the full article.
The Beaumont-based law firm of Brent Coon & Associates, was presented with the prestigious 2009 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Award for its marketing efforts in the category of Best Integrated Legal Campaign. The campaign, entitled I Hate Ike, blended of online and offline tactics utilizing traditional marketing methods (TV, Radio and Newspaper), while incorporating 21st century marketing methods such as interactive online video seminars and traffic generation efforts targeting online social networks.
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Attorney Brent Coon and his client Eva Rowe, who settled a hard-fought legal battle against oil giant BP over her parents’ deaths at the company’s Texas City plant, today received the Steven J. Sharp Public Service award from the American Association of Justice (AAJ) during the group’s annual convention in Chicago.
The award is the most prestigious presented by the AAJ to lawyers and their clients. The award is for those “whose cases tell the story of American civil justice, and help educate state and national policy makers and the public about the importance of consumers’ rights.”
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and developments relating to BCA.
|November 9, 2016, 3:22 pm|
Today a jury verdict was returned regarding a lawsuit filed against Woven Metal Products, Inc. on behalf of Jacob Matthew Cadriel, who was killed on the job by a co-worker, Steven Damien Young. This tragic incident took place on April 1, 2015. On that date and on Woven Metal Products, Inc.’s workplace premises, co-worker Steven Damien Young reached into his waistband, pulled out a 38-caliber handgun and shot and killed Jacob. Young was arrested and charged with murder, and is now serving a 45 year sentence.
|October 3, 2016, 5:11 pm|
The motion picture depicting the 2010 Gulf oil spill hits theaters nationwide this weekend. So what, if anything, has changed since the Deepwater Horizon blast killed 11 oil rig workers?
|August 17, 2016, 8:49 am|
Buying a used car instead of a new one almost always makes good economic sense, unless you end up in Ann Nogast's old 2011 Honda Pilot.
|August 14, 2016, 11:23 pm|
Seven people were injured, including four critically, in an explosion at a Texas crude-oil plant, authorities said.
|May 9, 2016, 9:02 am|
Despite the $20 billion settlement BP PLC struck with the U.S. Department of Justice over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, tens of thousands of lawsuits could hit the courts this month, adding to the oil company’s ballooning costs.
|May 2, 2016, 6:22 pm|
Those who have followed the Jefferson County Appraisal District (JCAD) case and story for the last year should be already aware that we have spent the duration of that period attempting to collect information and data on what we believed was an unfair rescheduling of 1.5 level homes.
|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.
|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.
|April 19, 2016, 9:28 am|
Beaumont attorney Brent Coon said it was appropriate for him to host a press conference at his law office on April 15, the traditional tax day.
|April 18, 2016, 9:19 am|
A controversy about home values in Jefferson County and the way they're determined is spilling over into the legal system.
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.
Porter Ranch Gas Leak Lawsuits
BCA is investigating loss of revene lawsuits for local businesses due to the Porter Ranch Gas Leak.
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.
Sunoco Fire Lawsuit
A Legal Resource Dedicated to the Victims of the Sunoco Explosion Tragedy
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.
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