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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|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.
|September 26, 2014, 11:19 pm|
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay $51,000 in punitive damages and back pay to an employee based in Carson after it violated federal whistleblower provisions when it illegally suspended him for videotaping a safety inspection on his cell phone.
|September 17, 2014, 10:30 am|
A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County against General Motors on behalf of a Missouri man who’s daughter was permanently injured and disabled while riding in her General Motors vehicle. According to her father, Kayla Marler was "a teen age girl with the dangly key chain". Kayla was 16 years old at the time of the accident.
|September 16, 2014, 5:58 pm|
Jose Salazar, a Track Laborer for TransitAmerica Services Inc (TASI), wwas struck by a 1500 lb rail when his co-workers lost control while moving the rail with a backhoe. He was knocked unconscious and remained in a coma for over one month.
|September 12, 2014, 8:42 am|
“BP hit with punitive damages” and “BP may be liable for $18 Billion in additional damages” were the headlines in recent days with the MDL court's comprehensive 153 page opinion stemming from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico over four years ago. But is that the bottom line? No. It is what the rest of the opinion says, and doesn’t say, that matter most in the long run.
|September 4, 2014, 9:30 am|
A U.S. judge has ruled that BP's recklessness caused 2010's massive Gulf oil spill, a move that could cost the company billions. Earlier this week Halliburton, the company in charge of sealing the completed Deepwater Horizon well that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle claims arising from its negligence.
|August 29, 2014, 9:56 am|
As he accompanied Gov. Rick Perry last week on a short walk from the Governor’s Mansion to a downtown Austin courthouse, there was little in Tony Buzbee’s demeanor suggesting that his client was about to be booked on felony charges returned by a grand jury four days earlier.
|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.
|July 29, 2014, 11:25 pm|
Joshua Dorman, a Union Pacific Railroad employee was injured while driving a company truck when the brakes failed causing the truck to roll over.
|July 22, 2014, 2:03 pm|
Jim Yoder , a Union Pacific Railroad employee and member of the Unified System Division of the BMWED , was badly injured on November 20 ,2011 while working on a Rail Pickup Train near Topeka , Kansas.
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