“Everything in life worth having comes from hard work. As an individual and as a firm, the best way that to approach life and the practice of law is through hard work, diligence and perseverance.”

Practice Areas

  • Transportation
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Dram Shop

Brent received his license to practice law in Texas in 2006. Prior to joining Sargent Law, P.C., Brent handled all types of litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. In 2009, Brent joined Sargent Law, P.C., in Dallas, Texas. He is currently an a partner with the law firm, and practices mainly in the areas of Transportation, Dram Shop, Premises Liability and Insurance Defense. He devotes the majority of his practice to the representation and defense of companies, employees and insurers against claims of negligence, negligent hiring, training, and supervision, negligent entrustment, gross negligence, negligence per se, non-subscriber suits, dram shop suits and premises liability suits.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully second-chaired multiple jury trials to verdict in Texas, involving motor vehicle accidents with 18-wheelers, and obtained favorable defense verdicts with substantial comparative negligence findings against Plaintiffs and/or Co-Defendants.
  • Won Motion for Summary Judgment for a premises owner and obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all of Plaintiff’s claims involving alleged serious bodily injury from a fall in Harris County, Texas.
  • Won Partial Motion for Summary Judgment for a premises owner and obtained dismissal with prejudice of Plaintiff’s negligent activity causes of action and Plaintiff's independent contractor status and non-subscriber causes of action in Tarrant County, Texas.
  • Favorably resolved numerous negligence and gross-negligence claims against transportation companies and their drivers through successful mediation and/or settlement negotiations.
  • Successfully represented a Texas transportation company and its drivers in various arbitration proceedings.
  • Lead associate handling all pre-trial litigation responsibilities and trial strategy in the representation of various companies, employees and insurers against claims of negligence, negligent hiring, training, and supervision, negligent entrustment, gross negligence, negligence per se, non-subscriber suits, dram shop suits and premises liability suits.
  • Lead associate supervising and coordinating discovery efforts in numerous cases.
  • Extensive experience drafting various pleadings, pre-trial motions, responses and replies including answers and affirmative defenses, motions to compel, motions for sanctions, traditional and no-evidence motions for summary judgment, Daubert challenges and motions to strike or limit the testimony of expert witnesses, motions to transfer venue, motions to consolidate, special exceptions, motions in limine, motions to quash, and objections to evidence.
  • Extensive experience conducting oral arguments and hearings on various motions including motions to compel, motions for sanctions, traditional and no-evidence motions for summary judgment, Daubert challenges and motions to strike or limit the testimony of expert witnesses, motions to transfer venue, motions to consolidate, special exceptions, motions in limine, motions to quash, and objections to evidence.
  • Frequently conducts and/or defends the depositions of parties, witnesses, investigating officers and experts and attends and conducts numerous mediations.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011

Education

  • Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas—current member
  • Dallas Bar Association – current member
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association -- current member

Personal

Brent is a native Texan. He was born in Sherman, Texas and attended high school in Allen, Texas. He is an avid outdoorsman and also enjoys sports.