Brent is admitted to practice in Montana courts, federal district courts, the U. S. Circuit Courts for the Federal and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His principal areas of practice are mediation, litigation and special projects.
Brent was born in Great Falls, Montana, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in mathematics. After serving two years with the Peace Corps in India, he returned to Montana to obtain his J.D. degree from the University of Montana.
Brent served in the Montana House of Representatives and the Montana Senate, and is currently on the City Council for the City of Billings. He is a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Riverstone Health, Chairman of the Yellowstone County Solid Waste Disposal Board, and active in Kiwanis. He is a past president of the State Bar of Montana and the Yellowstone Area Bar Association.
Brent's primary claim to fame is being the only Montana attorney who is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In July, 2001 Brent returned to India with one of his sons and was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Old Students Association in the village where he had taught, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Brent's wife, Dorothea, is a Professor of Music (piano) at MSU Billings. They have two sons, the oldest who is Vice-president of Technology at Zappos.com, Las Vegas, and the other a professor of English at Kennedy-King City College, Chicago, where he is also pursuing publication of his latest novel. Brent's youngest is Taya Rose, Ph.D., who consults in psychology in Chicago and Los Angeles. Brent's hobbies are being the Dog Whisperer to his two dogs, magic, running and computing.