BP Settlement Claims

BCA is considered the world's expert on litigating BP and BP's corporate culture - a fact not missed by the media. Since 2007, Brent Coon and BCA have been quoted in more articles (national, regional and local) than any other lawyer or law firm in the country. Front page stories about Brent Coon and BCA have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and over 200 other periodicals and publications.

Since April of 2012, BCA has worked closely with the Plaintiff's Steering Committee on the BP Settlement and has not been at liberty to discuss the particulars, but our history and efforts in getting the story out to the public prior to the settlement talks can be seen in the articles below.

Brent Coon Making Oil Spill News

What penalties might BP face for the Gulf spill?

June 29, 2010, 4:08 pm

Houston Chronicle

We've been down this road with BP before, of course. After the Texas City refinery explosion, BP faced charges of violating the Clean Air Act. Those charges were brought against a BP subsidiary, but not against any individuals.

The Inside Story of BP's Negligence on Oil Safety

June 28, 2010, 3:10 pm


Earlier this month, I drove over from Houston to downtown Beaumont, Texas, to meet America's foremost student and scholar of the methods, madness, and malfeasance of BP, southeast Texas lawyer Brent Coon.

BP: lawyer Coon won’t rest until people go to jail

June 28, 2010, 8:36 am

The First Post

Coon has taken on BP before. He was named 'lawyer of the year' after he represented dozens of litigants following the 2005 Texas City refinery explosion which killed 15 workers and injured 170 others.

Brent Coon: tough-talking lawyer going after BP on his Harley

June 27, 2010, 3:21 pm

The Guardian

Brent Coon is making it his business to help claimants in Louisiana get decent payouts from BP.

Raw Anger Spills At Conference On BP Gulf Disaster

June 25, 2010, 10:45 am

Lexis Nexis

Some raw anger at BP spilled out today at HB Litigation Conferences' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here.

Plaintiffs Lawyers Gather to Strategize Oil Spill Suits

June 23, 2010, 1:28 pm


Plaintiffs lawyers are converging on New Orleans today for another Gulf Coast oil spill gathering to discuss everything from the parallels with the Exxon Valdez disaster to the best trial techniques to nail an oil giant.

Assassinating ANWR, and the Rule of Law

June 17, 2010, 4:52 pm

Huffington Post

Right after that call came several enlightening segments with guest attorney, Brent Coon, who has successfully sued BP before.  Headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, and with lots of other Gulf offices, Coon's big trial law firm will soon go after British Petroleum again.

Internal BP email shows how the company handles a crisis

June 16, 2010, 11:47 pm


BP’s history provides a window into its corporate culture. In fact, you really don’t have to go back too far – just five years or so.

Texas plaintiff attorney Brent Coon represented many victims and their families after a 2005 BP explosion at a Texas City, Texas refinery, which killed 15 workers and injured 180 others.

BP documents highlight PR strategy after deadly Texas blast

June 16, 2010, 10:38 am


In the hours after a 2005 refinery explosion that left 15 people dead, a BP executive suggested a holiday weekend and the national furor over a Florida woman's last days would eclipse the tragedy.  With the oil company now battling to save an image tarnished by the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the lawyer who found that e-mail among a mountain of BP documents says nothing appears to have changed.

Oil Companies on Capital Hill

June 15, 2010, 4:21 pm

Politicol News

The major Oil companies are getting grilled on Capital Hill again to discover whether British Petroleum is an exception to the rule of lax safety corporate policies or if this is an industry wide practice.

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