Practice Emphases

Dissolution, Custody and Parenting Time, Complex Asset Division & “Move” Cases

Professional Experience

Brent joined the Oregon State Bar in 2011 and has maintained a civil practice throughout his legal career.  This includes representing clients in complex, fact-specific family law cases for over five years.  Brent believes it is paramount to work closely with clients and experts to discern the dynamics at issue and to conduct thorough and detailed analyses so that clients understand their options and can make informed decisions.  From mediation to the courtroom to day-to-day legal practice, Brent has the experience and focus to help you move forward with your life in a thoughtful, practical, and effective manner.

Brent has also maintained a civil litigation practice in Bend and Southern Oregon where his work focused on advising individuals, businesses, and local governments on business, contract, employment, construction, personal injury, and commercial law matters.  This background helps Brent provide comprehensive representation since he understands the underlying legal issues and concepts that are often at issue in family law cases.  Brent also previously clerked for a state agency and non-profit organization.  During law school, he served as a judicial extern at the Lane County Circuit Court and as a Wayne Morse Law Fellow.

Education

University of Oregon School of Law

Eugene, OR – J.D. – Order of the Coif – 2011

Baylor University

Waco, TX – B.A. – Magna Cum Laude – 2007

Professional Activities

Deschutes County Bar Association – Member – (2015 to Present)

J.R. Campbell American Inn of Court – Member – (2015 to Present)

Deschutes County Child Centered Solutions – Children’s Attorney – (2015 to Present)

Bend Young Professionals – Member – (2018 to Present)

Oregon Judicial Department’s 2020-2021 Strategic Planning Focus Group

Community Involvement

Brent has lived in Bend since 2015 and is proud to call Central Oregon home.  Brent gives back to this special community by serving as the vice president of the board of the directors for NeighborImpact, a local non-profit that provides services and programs across Central Oregon helping families and individuals achieve stable and secure futures.

Interests

Brent cherishes exploring the majestic Pacific Northwest and does so by hiking, skiing, running, and pursuing photography across Oregon.  Brent also enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and grilling, going to concerts and sporting events.