Brett is a Shareholder in Hill Ward Henderson's Litigation Group and is the firm's General Counsel. Although his trial practice emphasizes legal malpractice defense and life, health, and disability insurance defense, Brett also represents clients involved in other serious personal injury, products liability, insurance, and commercial disputes with high potential exposure. He is also a Certified Circuit Mediator, and has expanded his practice to include mediating complex commercial, insurance, professional liability, and personal injury cases.
Recent and current examples of the kinds of cases Brett handles include: defending lawyers and firms in complex legal malpractice cases involving millions of dollars in potential damages; litigating the rescission of multi-million dollar "STOLI" policies and other life insurance policies procured by misrepresentation; defending an LRMA and ERISA class action; helping a dietary supplement manufacturer recover, without litigation, damages resulting from product contamination; defending claims for disability benefits; and serving as an ethics expert.
Brett is active in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel ("FDCC"). He serves as a Senior Director on its Board of Directors and Convention Chair for its 2018 Winter Meeting, and recently completed his service as Program Chair for its 2016 Annual Meeting. He has also chaired its sections on: Professional Liability; Life, Health, and Disability Insurance; and Law Practice Management. Brett frequently speaks on programs regarding professional liability, ethics, and life, health, and disability topics at conferences hosted by a variety of bar and professional organizations.