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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Brent Coon & Associates Designated as Approved BMWED Unified System Division FELA Law Firm

Brent Coon and Associates has received the special distinction of being approved to handle cases Brotherhood for Maintenance of Way Employees under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees - Unified System Division continue is a national union representing the workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures on the railroads of the United States. It was in 2004 that the BMWE merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and consolidated its strength with that of the powerful 1.4 million member Teamster Union. The BMWED Unified System Division continue the fight today for job security, better working conditions, fair wages and benefits, improved safety conditions and elimination of massive cutbacks.

Brent Coon and Associates is honored to receive this designation. In an open letter to the BMWED Unified System Division, Brent says:

"As the founder of Brent Coon and Associates, it is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to introduce our firm to the BMWED Unified System Division membership and convey how excited we are at BCA to be on board the team.

Our firm comes from extensive union roots. My father was in the union and we have built the firm around the needs of the working man and woman. We have a number of very solid labor relationships in place with a wide variety of industries. These involve many of the common carrier trades including the airlines and interstate commerce. We have shaped this firm with decades of practice, recruiting a team with deep organized labor experience. Our in-house union liaisons and staff have extensive experience with railroad and union activities including organizing, negotiations, grievances and arbitrations.

As a national firm with rich and diverse skill sets, we will provide a wide variety of services for the BMWED Unified System Division. From our role with the United Steelworkers and other unions associated with the industrial trades, like steelworkers, chemical workers, refinery workers, paper mill workers, and a variety of other trades, we have learned to go far beyond personal injury claims and are able to tackle the toughest occupational disease and 3rd party cases. A number of our offices and attorneys routinely handle FELA claims – taking on companies like Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific in courtrooms around the country. (Read the full letter by clicking here)."

In addition Brent Coon and Associates is announcing the launch of their new FELA specific website, www.fela411.com. The new website features library of informational videos, various electronic newsletters and a Client Information Center which will keep BCA clients up to date on the latest news and developments on their litigation.

About Brent Coon & Associates

Brent Coon & Associates was founded in 2001. Today, with 10 offices around the country, it is one of the largest trial law firms in the nation and the epitome of the 21st century law practice. Brent Coon & Associates employs over 20 aggressive litigators, with solid experience in individual and complex multi-party, occupational/environmental, health and personal injury cases. The majority of the firm’s cases are referred from attorneys who have confidence in the firm’s integrity, expertise and solid work ethic. The firm has a proven track record for handling complex, multi-party cases, with an emphasis on occupational and environmental law and personal injury practice.

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Houston, TX 77002
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