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.

Brent 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. 

Brent is a frequent author and lecturer on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues.

A native of Milnor, 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 have four adult children.  In his spare time, Brent prefers to be outside hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking or enjoying the lake country.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Trial and Appellate Practice

Professional Liability Defense

Professional Licensing and Discipline

Insurance Litigation

Oil and Gas Litigation

Admitted To Practice

North Dakota


United States District Court, District of North Dakota

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court