After graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minors in Biology and Chemistry, Brent went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School, with honors, in 1997. While at Tulane, Brent was a member of the Moot Court Board and he earned special recognition as the best oralist in the preliminary rounds of a national appellate competition. He delayed the start of his legal career because he enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1989 after completing his first year of college. The very next year Brent’s Guard Unit received active duty orders to support the war effort in Operation Desert Storm. During his time with the 256th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Brent served as a rifleman, driver and gunner for the company commander’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Over his career Brent has developed a particular interest and specialty in complex medical matters. Whether it be establishing that a common playground incident caused pediatric hip necrosis or that an improper administration of drugs during dialysis caused a fatal brain bleed, Brent works closely with physicians on a regular basis. He has cross-examined medical doctors and Ph.D. experts from all across the country and litigated cases in over twenty-five states. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Brent is a husband and father of three children. His experience as a father has led him to focus on representing injured children as often as possible. Knowing that he can have a positive impact on a child’s life is rewarding, both personally and professionally. Brent’s charitable efforts have been dedicated to children’s rights and the fight against breast cancer, the latter stemming from his wife’s survival from the disease. Brent is a former member of the Fore! Kids Foundation and a founding member of the Acadiana Chapter for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.