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Brent excels at taking complicated problems and making them accessible for his clients, jurors and judges. His M.B.A. training allows him to assist clients in making decisions that are truly in their best financial interests.

Brent concentrates on insurance policy and bad faith disputes. His practice is unusual in that he represents both insurance policy holders and insurance companies, depending on the case, providing unique insights into both perspectives. This experience allows him to get to the real issues in an effective, efficient manner.

Working for policy holders, Brent has obtained millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for his clients, often including a recovery of his attorney fees, from insurers that wrongfully denied claims. Sometimes he convinces Insurance Companies to reverse course on a denied claim without resort to the legal system, but when a lawsuit is necessary, Brent does not hesitate to go to trial and through the appellate process to obtain the best result for his clients.

Working for insurers, Brent has successfully defended many multi-million-dollar bad faith claims, from motion practice and jury trials in State and Federal Court, all the way through the Washington Supreme Court. He is acutely aware that insureds can exhibit their own brand of bad faith, twisting the legal protections meant to aid consumers into offensive, unrecognizable claims that promote nothing more than unjustified enrichment, forcing premium increases for every other insured.

Outside of his insurance practice, Brent has delivered outstanding results for clients on a wide variety of matters ranging from professional negligence claims to disputes between co-owners of companies.

Brent is a regular lecturer on insurance issues at legal seminars for other attorneys and authored the LexisNexus Practice Guide – Washington Insurance Litigation: Excess and Umbrella Policies (2015).

Brent is also fluent in Spanish.

Contact & Links
  • 601 Union Street, Suite 2600
    Seattle, WA 98101-4000
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Bowdoin College, A.B., Physics, Philosophy and Romance Languages, graduated 1997
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Juris Doctor, graduated 2001
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, M.B.A., graduated 2001
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association, 2001

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Insurance


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