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Brent joined Reed Smith in 2003 and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group in the Tysons office. In the summer of 2002, he was a summer associate at Reed Smith. Brent focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with particular experience in the representation of entities in commercial real estate and government contracting disputes. He has experience in civil litigation in both federal and state courts, involving representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, construction-related matters, real property disputes, landlord-tenant litigation, land-use matters, eminent domain issues, and commercial-related disputes involving breaches of contract, fraud, products liability and business tort litigation.

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Washington D.C.'s Rising Stars in Business Litigation in 2014. Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite as one of Virginia's best attorneys in the category of "Young Lawyer (under 40)" in 2009 2010, and 2012.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2016 for Business Litigation. 


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2003, J.D., Semester Honors, Appellate Moot Court Competition Finalist (Brief Writing)
  • Indiana University, 1998, B.A.

  • Virginia
  • Maryland

  • State Supreme Court - Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia

  • Graduate of the 2011 Emerging Leaders Institute conducted by Leadership Fairfax Inc.
  • Leadership Fairfax Inc. – Member, Former member of Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry – Former member of Board of Directors
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • American Bar Association