As a partner in the firm, Brent specializes in representing employees in wrongful termination cases. He has worked exclusively in the area of employment law since he began practicing in 1998. Brent has been named to the Super Lawyers list for 2012 and 2013. Through the years, Brent has successfully defended employee rights, against Fortune 500 companies, large government entities, as well as small and medium-sized employers, obtaining significant settlements, jury verdicts and preserving his clients’ reputations. Since he joined forces with Gary Carlin to launch the firm in July of 2004, he has generated more than $10 million dollars for his clients as lead trial counsel. He has handled virtually every type of labor and employment dispute, including claims of sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, whistle-blowing, racial discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, and gender discrimination. In addition, he has also successfully prosecuted cases based on breach of contract, fraud, defamation, personal injury and other civil claims that often arise in the context of employment. Recently, Brent recovered a $100,000 jury verdict for a former Costco employee for confinement and interrogation in the workplace (read more). Additionally, Brent recovered $1.17 million in a well-publicized wrongful termination suit against the City of Pasadena (read more), earning him a spot in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Brent was also nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for 2008.
Brent was raised in Laguna Beach, and attended Laguna Beach High School, where he played tennis and basketball. In 1994, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors. After college, Brent followed through with his ambition of becoming a lawyer, enrolling at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1997. It was in law school that Brent decided that protecting employee rights, particularly of those who have been wronged, was much more rewarding than defending corporations.
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