Practice Areas

Class Action Lawsuit BP Oil Spill

Brent Coon & Associates’ legal network employs attorneys with experience and specialization in a broad range of practice areas, including:

BP Oil Spill

DuPont LaPorte Gas Leak

Personal Injury

Business Litigation

Railroad Injuries (FELA)

Mortgage Fraud

Aviation

Pharmaceutical

Testosterone Low T Lawsuits

GM Ignition Recall Lawsuits

Defective Guardrail Lawsuits

Environmental Contaminants

Mesothelioma/Asbestosis/Lung Cancer

Occupational Injury

Cell Phone Cancer Lawsuits

Wrongful Termination

Product Liability

Zofran Lawsuits

Patent Infringement Services

Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Xarelto Lawsuits

Hip/Knee Infection Lawsuit

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Attorneys

BCA Attorneys

Brent Coon & Associates employs a uniquely qualified and diverse team of in-house and of-counsel attorneys and legal professionals all across the country. Working together as a single efficient unit, our legal team has the specialized knowledge and experience to work any type of case in any area of the country.
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Brent Coon & Associates has offices throughout the country, including Hub Offices in Beaumont and Houston, TX, Denver, CO and Oakland, CA. These Hub Offices, spanning all four time zones, serve as central nodes for BCA's vast legal network of associated law firms and allows BCA and its partner firms the ability to accept and try cases in any courthouse in the country. Click to view our offices >

Our Attorneys - Brent Coon and Associates

Brent W. Coon


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Hailing from Southeast Texas and the heart of the petrochemical industry, Brent readily acclimated to the strong work ethic that built heavy industry in the area, and at the same time bore witness to the tragedies that all too often befell workers engaged in the industrial trades.

Graduating at the top of his class in high school, next running a successful construction company, and then sailing through college and law school in four years, Brent understood that it took hard work, dedication, and discipline to get ahead. Thirty years later, those same principles set Brent Coon & Associates apart. A partner in a well known litigation firm less than three years out of law school, Brent had already tried dozens of lawsuits to verdict, most as solo counsel, and always for the plaintiff. He achieved his first million dollar verdict in those early years and was on the fast track as he continued to win many other multimillion dollar verdicts over the years in a variety of cases involving occupational disease, environmental contamination, transportation injuries, products liability, maritime law and general negligence.

Today, his law firm has grown to national and international prominence. With a number of anchoring litigation offices from Ohio to California, and a network of over 100 associated firms around the country and abroad, the firm has the capacity to take on any type of litigation almost anywhere in the world. Brent has personally obtained jury verdicts for over 200 clients, with over 20 verdicts in excess of a million dollars. His first major case was in 1989, where he worked with a team of litigation experts from several firms in the largest consolidated trial in history, spending almost a year in trial and helping to win a verdict in excess of one billion dollars at the ripe age of 29. He continued to develop and settle thousands of additional cases, with recoveries of up to $200 million in a single year.

In only a decade since founding his own firm, Brent Coon and Associates, he has recovered in excess of a billion dollars for victims of catastrophic injury, occupational disease, pharmaceutical harm and environmental pollution.

Brent is well known as an expert in the petrochemical industry, and has been a regular guest in the legal arena as a speaker at legal seminars and educational programs and as a guest commentator and advocate with multiple media sources, including 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and most other well known media outlets around the world. His firm is at the forefront of the safety debate in industrial workplaces, and he has personally testified in various state legislative forums and before the US Congress. He is a very strong advocate of legal rights, and has taken on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their attack on consumer protections, the environment and corporate liability and he has spent countless hours tracking the tort reform efforts and responding to the rhetoric of the tort reform movement.

A strong believer in corporate accountability, Brent has not only pursued civil restitution but also criminal indictments against corporate officers for egregious malfeasance, most notably in the BP Texas City Refinery Explosion in 2005. In that case, Brent took over 200 corporate officer depositions and successfully argued to the Texas Supreme Court the right to take the deposition of the CEO of BP. His work then assisted the Department of Justice in obtaining felony criminal pleas against BP and the termination of all key personnel in the chain of command from the plant manager through the CEO, and unprecedented feat.

He has made opposition to tort reform his personal challenge and has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers for over 20 years, the AAJ Leaders Forum and numerous other trial advocacy organizations. He is a recipient of the Steven Sharp “Trial Lawyer of the Year Award” from the AAJ and the Clarence Darrow Award, a finalist as lawyer of the year with Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, an ALM Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers in the Country, a founding member of The National Trial Lawyers Association, a Fortune 500 “Top 100 Go To Attorneys” along with numerous other accolades. He is designated counsel for a variety of advocacy, public policy, environmental and organized labor groups, including numerous aviation, petrochemical, law enforcement, timber, and railroad unions around the country. Brent only works almost exclusively for plaintiffs.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, 1984, Lamar University Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Deans List
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1986, University of Houston Law Center
  • Associate Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
  • Advocates: Blakely Mock Trial Terms, Hippard Moot Court Terms
  • Board Member (1998 to present), A.A. White Society

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas Bar (Member of Litigation Section), 1987
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1994
  • Supreme Court of United States, 2008

Professional Certifications/Affiliations

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1992) Recertified - (1997, 2002)
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1993) - Recertified (1998, 2003): Board of Directors, Legislative Task Force, Sustaining Member, Fellow
  • Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association: Former President, Current Executive Committeeman
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Litigation and Environmental Section: Law Firm Fellow, Leaders Forum, Labor Liaison Committee
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, Blackstone Nominating Committee, 2001
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association (former Chairman): Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1997, Nominating Committee
  • Port Arthur Bar Association (officer)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • College of the State Bar, 1998
  • Jefferson County Dispute Resolution (Mediator)
  • Texas Bar Foundation

Areas of Practice

  • Toxic and Environmental Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Pharmaceutical Claims
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Maritime Injury Litigation

 

BCA in the News

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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.


DuPont contesting OSHA violations in quadruple fatality

June 30, 2015, 1:12 pm

DuPont is continuing to contest all violations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with last year's chemical leak that killed four workers at the La Porte plant, records show.


Infant dies, parents sue home day care

May 22, 2015, 10:57 am

Little Amani was Demesia and Anthony Ball's first child.


Lawsuit Filed after Infant Death at Day Care Center in Texas City

May 19, 2015, 5:13 pm

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday afternoon on behalf of a grieving family whose infant daughter was found unconscious at a Day Care center in Texas City.


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.


Attorney asks for delay in federal penalties against BP

May 12, 2015, 8:42 am

An attorney for clients with claims against BP in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has asked a federal judge to delay a pending decision on how much the corporation will pay in penalties for environmental damage.


Five years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

April 23, 2015, 9:00 am

Monday, April 20, 2015 marked five years since the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst ecological catastrophe in human history. Eleven workers were killed and 17 injured by the initial blast, and over 200 million gallons of oil gushed out of the wellhead into the Gulf of Mexico. The effects in terms of environmental damage, human suffering, and economic hardship cannot be overstated, yet five years have passed and none of the perpetrators have been held accountable for their actions.


A drop in the ocean: Recovery projects worth $134 million proposed for BP oil spill

April 22, 2015, 9:50 am

Officials overseeing the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico have proposed 10 new recovery projects, worth $134 million. The funds are part of a $1 billion fund set aside by BP to deal with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history.


Brent Coon calls BP oil spill settlement agreement a ‘buzzard,’ wants clients to opt-out

April 22, 2015, 9:46 am

One of Beaumont’s best known attorneys, Brent Coon, recently asked a federal judge to extend the BP oil spill settlement deadline and allow his clients to possibly opt-out.


BP Oil Spill MDL: Brent Coon Wants His Clients to Opt Out

April 22, 2015, 9:27 am

Class action plaintiffs who want to file economic and property claims in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation must do so by June 8. But Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates of Houston, who represents some 10,000 of those class members, is advising most of those clients not to file a claim; he has asked the court to extend a deadline, allowing his clients to opt out of the settlement.



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