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Business Law / Litigation Complete Business Litigation
Business and Partnership Disputes
Professional Liability
Real Estate Litigation
Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition/ Non-Compete
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and District Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth District
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America Commercial Litigation (2018 – 2023)
  • Named to the Ohio Superior Lawyers List (2015 – 2023)
  • Ranked a Top 100 Ohio Attorney and a Top 50 Cleveland Attorney in the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2021 – 2023)
  • Named a “State Litigation Star” in Ohio by Benchmark Litigation (2020 – 2023) 
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court
  • Litigation Counsel of America 
  • Miami University, Ohio (B.A., 1989)
  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D. 1993)

Brent focuses his practice on high stakes business litigation matters including commercial litigation, shareholder/partnership disputes, business tort liability, trade secret and non-competition agreement disputes, professional and fiduciary liability, real estate litigation, and investor litigation.

With significant experience in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts, including trials and emergency injunctive relief hearings, Brent handles complex matters that often involve high exposure and substantial risk of adverse publicity.

Prior to joining the firm, Brent was a Member of a national trial practice firm and was also a Member of a large full service regional law firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and Co-Chairman of its Financial Professional Liability Practice Group.

Brent has been perenially recognized by his peers as an Ohio “Super Lawyer” (including recognition multiple times as a Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyer and Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyer), “The Best Lawyers in America” and by Benchmark Litigation as a State Litigation Star in Ohio. He is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He regularly speaks and authors articles on various business litigation topics. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University, Ohio and his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law, where he served as a member of the DePaul University Business Law Journal.