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.”
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|November 19, 2014, 1:25 pm|
The MDL Court in New Orleans overseeing the BP oil spill litigation as finally weighed in on the delays associated with payment of monies owed to the Seafood industry devastated by the 2010 oil spill.
|November 19, 2014, 10:21 am|
The first legal actions have been filed in connection with a chemical accident at a Texas plant that killed four workers.
|November 19, 2014, 10:18 am|
A faulty valve was to blame for the chemical release that killed four workers at DuPont's plant in La Porte Saturday, according to two legal complaints filed by family members of the victims.
|November 18, 2014, 10:26 am|
Two days after the catastrophe, Jasmine Wise, the daughter of one of the four victims Crystle Wise, hired Beaumont attorney Brent Coon to bring to light what led to employees being exposed to those deadly fumes.
|November 18, 2014, 8:45 am|
Brent Coon represents the daughter of Chrystle Rae Wise, 48, who was killed during the industrial incident. Coon wants the company to preserve all records and machinery relating to the incident and the operation of the Crop Protection Unit at the DuPont plant in La Porte.
|November 17, 2014, 4:21 pm|
On Saturday morning, hazardous gas from the DuPont plant in La Port, Texas, claimed the lives of four workers while injuring one other. Chrystle Rae Wise, local resident and employee of DuPont, was among those tragically killed on the job when deadly Methyl Mercaptan gas apparently leaked.
|November 17, 2014, 8:47 am|
Brent Coon and Associates, the law firm that represented a woman whose parents were killed in the BP-Texas City explosion in which a total of 15 people died, will represent Jasmine Rae Wise, 34, of Houston, whose mother, Crystal Rae Wise, 54, of Groves, died in the weekend tragedy at the DuPont La Porte plant in which three others also died.
|November 12, 2014, 6:08 pm|
Read Slate's review of the "Great Invisible" a documentary that explores how BP disregarded safety measures that could have prevented the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig. BCA founder Brent Coon is featured in this award winning documentary about how BP grossly put profits over people, killed 11 men, and caused one of the worst disasters in US History.
|October 30, 2014, 10:02 am|
A group of about 100 attorneys and accountants frustrated by the slow claims process in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case met in a downtown New Orleans hotel Monday to discuss how to jumpstart what appears to have become a hopelessly stalled process.
|October 21, 2014, 5:39 pm|
October 21st, 2014 – Houston, TX: A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday morning against General Motors on behalf of a Louisiana women who’s mother was killed while driving her General Motors vehicle.
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The History of Asbestos
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Gulf Coast Disaster
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Texas City Explosion
View evidence, video and declassified documents as they are released stemming from the BP Texas City Explosion.
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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.
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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.
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BCA now offers high end mediation and arbitration as part of our dispute resolutions services. Former Supreme Court Justice David Medina serves as BCA's mediator and arbitrator.
BCA v BP
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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.
Looking at the reasons behind the recent surge in Crane accidents including news stories, statistics and commentary from industry experts.
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