Mr. Coons is a senior counsel with Gordon & Rees’s Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Green Technology & Climate Change practice groups. He is an experienced litigation attorney who has defended numerous environmental and toxic injury claims involving asbestos, silica, beryllium and other airborne and water-borne contaminants. He has represented multinational building materials companies, plant and related facility premises owners, automobile part manufacturers, and industrial suppliers, among other clients.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees in 2004, Mr. Coons was employed at a small toxic tort defense firm in San Francisco for four years. He started his career after law school as a legislative analyst and later as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his years as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Coons developed considerable experience advising human resources departments at Fortune 500 companies on employment-related issues such as: applicant interviewing and hiring; performance evaluations; employee benefits; employee manuals; as well as managed lay-offs and termination policies.
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