Brent was admitted to practice in 1985 in West Virginia's state and federal courts. Brent is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has tried cases throughout the state of West Virginia, in both Circuit and Federal Courts, and in the state of Ohio. He has appeared on numerous occasions before the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brent is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, and his practice is in civil and insurance defense litigation, with concentration on bad faith and Unfair Trade Practices claims and coverage issues. He also handles claims involving fraud and suspected arson.