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Brent Coon & Associates Named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report

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. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.”

The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.


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Attorney M.P.”Pappy” Papadakis Named one of the Nation’s Top 1% Attorney

M.P.”Pappy” Papadakis was named by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the Nation’s Top 1% Attorneys. This prestigious award comes after a lengthy vetting process by NADC researchers. Mr. Papadakis was previously 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. Pappy is extremely honored to be selected by National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Pappy has a unique recognition as being recognized in Who is Who in America, Who is Who in education and Who is Who in American Law. Pappy joined ISASI in 1976 and has served ISASI as ethics chair for a six year period . He was Chairman of the Aviation Section of American Association of justice and he was Chairman of the Aviation Section of The State Bar of Texas.

Papadakis holds “ISASI Fellow” membership and is qualified as a Life Member as well. Capt Papadakis greatly appreciates the honor of the Lederer Award and the recognition of his dedication to “everything safety” and to the principles established by the “Father of Aviation Safety”.

Papadakis joined Brent Coon & Associates in 2009 as an Of Counsel Attorney and Lead Investigator for BCA’s Aviation Department.


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Brent Coon Named one of the Nation’s Top 1% Attorney

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. The information considered in this review process is sourced from publicly available information, including attorneys’ websites, public profiles, client reviews, and case results. Specifically, the research team evaluates factors which include, but are not limited to the following: firm profile and reputation, years of practice, education, training, trial experience, case outcomes, peer endorsements, client reviews, professional awards, professional memberships, leadership in legal organizations, community involvement, disciplinary status, and other noteworthy achievements.

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.

 


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Brent Coon has been honored by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2015

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.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. After a detailed evaluation of over 4.3 million lawyers, Best Lawyers named only the top one percent to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list. In 2007 Mr. Coon received the “Lawyer of the Year” award from the American Association of Justice. Other awards that have been bestowed to Brent Coon includes the Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award; the American Association of Justice’s highest honor, the Clarence Darrow Award; and the USMFW Humanitarian Award, Texas Super Lawyers 2007, Texas’ Rising Star 2008 and 2010.

Brent Coon & Associates’ hard work received positive international media coverage that reflected a positive light on all attorneys. 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, BBC, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), Houston Chronicle, Financial Times, The Times of London, Reuters, Bloomberg, New York Times and Associated Press are examples of the positive press received by the firm.


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Brent Coon Named As Texas Super Lawyer for 2015

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that the firm’s founder, Brent Coon, has been named as a 2015 Texas SuperLawyer. This is the eighth consecutive year Mr. Coon has been bestowed with the honor. The selection process for SuperLawyers is entirely peer nominated and reviewed. After reviewing and scrutinizing the nominees, a blue ribbon panel selects those attorneys most worthy of receiving the SuperLawyer designation. Each year, the SuperLawyer honor is designated for no more than five percent of the state’s attorneys.

Brent Coon served as Lead Counsel in the litigation stemming from the 2005 refinery explosion at the BP plant in Texas City, TX. The explosion killed 15 workers and injured hundreds more. Coon reached a settlement with BP that forced the company to make public the seven million documents his firm had uncovered, fund over $40 million dollars to various charities, organizations and educational institutions that focus on improving process safety within the petrochemical industry, and ultimately a plea of 15 counts of felony manslaughter with the Department of Justice. The firm has successfully handled thousands of injury and occupational injury cases in Louisiana and elsewhere and presently represents over 10,000 victims of the BP oil spill in massive federal litigation involving multiple parties. Coon and firm clients have routinely made appearances in Congressional and legislative affairs and hearings and appeared hundreds of times with interviews of legal import to national and international radio, television and press corps.

Earlier this year, Mr. Coon was honored by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2015.

Brent Coon & Associates was founded in 2001. Today, with multiple satellite offices around the country and hundreds of associated firms in various practice areas, it is one of the most recognized trial law firms in the nation and the epitome of the 21st century law practice. Brent Coon & Associates employs a full complement of aggressive litigators with solid experience in individual and complex multi-party, occupational/environmental, health and personal injury cases.


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Brent Coon & Associates Again Named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for 2016

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to again be named by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a 2016 “Best Law Firm.” Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. 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.

“U.S. News has more than two decades of experience in providing the public with the most accurate and in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions, including our Best Law Schools rankings,” says Tim Smart, Executive Editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and a natural accompaniment to the law school rankings.”

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations. In addition, to provide personal insight, a new Law Firm Leaders Survey was implemented in the decision-making process.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.


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Brent Coon has been honored by Best Lawyers in America as one of the Top Lawyers for 2017

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that BCA founder Brent Coon has been honored by Best Lawyers in America as one of the Top Lawyers for 2017 in the field of Personal Injury Law – Plaintiffs. Brent Coon also previously won this award in 2015. Mr. Coon is honored to receive this prestiguous award.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. After a detailed evaluation of over 4.3 million lawyers, Best Lawyers named only the top one percent to the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list. In 2007 Mr. Coon received the “Lawyer of the Year” award from the American Association of Justice. Other awards that have been bestowed to Brent Coon includes the Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award; the American Association of Justice’s highest honor, the Clarence Darrow Award; and the USMFW Humanitarian Award, Texas Super Lawyers 2007, Texas’ Rising Star 2008 and 2010.

Brent Coon & Associates’ hard work received positive international media coverage that reflected a positive light on all attorneys. 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, BBC, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), Houston Chronicle, Financial Times, The Times of London, Reuters, Bloomberg, New York Times and Associated Press are examples of the positive press received by the firm.


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Lori Slocum Named “10 Best Attorneys in Texas”, by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that BCA attorney Lori Slocum has been named “10 Best Attorneys in Texas”, by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys rating system helps clients throughout the United States make educated decisions when it comes to choosing their attorney. The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney Mission Statement says:

Attorneys who are recognized by the American Institute’s Personal Injury Division are what we consider the best in the industry for client satisfaction.

Brent Coon & Associates’ hard work received positive international media coverage that reflected a positive light on all attorneys. 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, BBC, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), Houston Chronicle, Financial Times, The Times of London, Reuters, Bloomberg, New York Times and Associated Press are examples of the positive press received by the firm


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Brent Coon Named Litigator of the Week By Texas Lawyer

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that BCA founder Brent Coon has been honored as Litigator of the Week by Texas Lawyer. This latest award for Mr. Coon comes on the heels of a $7,000,000 verdict against the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Mr. Coon is honored to receive this prestigious award.

A Houston State District Court jury unanimously concluded after a 5 week trial that HISD owed a Houston area contractor over $7 Million in damages and legal fees as a result of multiple breaches of construction contracts emanating from a 2007 school bond program.  The jury also unanimously concluded that HISD was entitled to nothing on any of their multiple counterclaims against the contractor, their bonding agent and a third party for over $13 Million dollars.

Litigator of the Week: No Experience? No Problem. Plaintiffs Lawyer Lands $7M Win in Unfamiliar Territory

Brent Coon usually handles cases that involve explosions. But even in a comparatively dry contract law case, he found a way to bring in drama. Read the full article via Texas Lawyer here.