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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Joins Brent Coon & Associates

January 3rd, 2013 – Houston, TX – Brent Coon & Associates is pleased to announce its newest attorney, Justice David M. Medina. After serving eight years on the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Medina will be joining BCA’s Houston office to lead the development of a business-to-business practice area and oversee a new mediation branch of the law firm. As a prominent member of the Hispanic community, Justice Medina will also focus on expanding the firm’s reach within the Hispanic community in order to find ways to better serve Latinos seeking legal services.

Becoming a plaintiffs’ attorney is a rarity for a former Republican judge that even Justice Medina recognizes. “While it’s unusual for someone in my position to join a plaintiffs’ firm, my first and foremost desire is to continue serving Texans. Having the opportunity to work for a law firm that focuses on public policy as passionately and effectively as BCA does is the most productive way for me to help further causes I believe in.”, said Justice Medina.
Raised in Hitchcock, Texas, Justice Medina comes from a blue collar background. It is these humble beginnings that instilled a sense of community and a desire to help working class Texans through the justice system.

After graduating from the South Texas College of Law in 1980, Justice Medina was hired by Cooper Industries as Litigation Counsel where he was responsible for a docket that included environmental, product liability, toxic tort, real estate, insurance coverage and commercial litigation.

In 1996, Governor George W. Bush appointed David to the 157th State District Court located in Harris County. Justice Medina served as judge for four years before rejoining Cooper in 2000 as its Associate General Litigation Counsel where he supervised all aspects of complex litigation and product-safety matters throughout the world.

In January 2004, Judge Medina returned to public service when he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as General Counsel to the Governor. In November of that year, Governor Perry appointed Justice Medina to the Texas Supreme Court, where he served for eight years before joining BCA in January 2013.
Founder Brent Coon said, “We’re really excited to have Justice Medina as a part of our organization. With his deep knowledge of corporate counsel strategy, the experience and expertise that he brings to the table will be a huge asset to helping our firm continue to deliver on its mission to stand up for the rights of the labor while simultaneously branching out into some of the corporate areas of legal practice.”

For more information visit www.bcoonlaw.com

About Brent Coon & Associates:

Brent Coon & Associates has a long history of representing victims injured while working in the petrochemical industry. BCA is widely considered the experts on safety regulations within the petrochemical industry and the often reckless attitude many corporations display in adhering to those regulations and safety protocols. Brent Coon served as Lead Counsel for hundreds of killed or injured workers following the 2005 BP Texas City plant explosion.

BCA now represents over 12,000 people who were injured aboard the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion or who suffered economic losses as a result of the ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BCA serves as the head of several key discovery committees for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and played an instrumental role in helping create a $7.8 billion settlement program to compensate many residents along the Gulf Coast who suffered losses as a result of the spill.

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