Brent is a civil litigator who represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of disputes. Among his areas of focus, Brent represents lawyers and other professionals in malpractice and professional discipline matters. He also represents individuals and businesses in contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and contested matters before state and federal regulatory agencies. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Brent has tried jury cases to verdict in North Dakota, Minnesota and U.S. District Court and has argued over 60 appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Brent returned to private practice with the firm after a stint in public service, most recently as North Dakota’s Disciplinary Counsel and previously as Executive Director of Workforce Safety & Insurance. He received his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He has also attended regional and advanced trial advocacy training sessions of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
A member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, Brent is a frequent presenter on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues.
Brent lives in Fargo where he is a member of the Northland Regional Board of the Thrivent Financial Member Network. His wife, Jacqueline (Jaci), is a licensed professional counselor. Brent and Jaci enjoy spending time with family and friends in the Minnesota lake country.
Professional Liability Defense
Professional Licensing and Discipline
Oil and Gas Litigation
United States District Court, District of North Dakota
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
American Bar Association (Center for Professional Responsibility)
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Professional Liability Defense Federation