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Firm founder Brian Kent has more than 15 years of legal experience. A nationally known advocate for victims’ rights and a survivor of clergy abuse himself, Brian Kent has dedicated his life to seeking justice for survivors of unthinkable abuse, assault and human trafficking, lending voice to the voiceless and holding powerful people and institutions to account.  Prior to representing sexual abuse, assault and trafficking survivors, Brian was fighting for the rights of sexual assault victims as a prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Unit of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. At Laffey, Bucci & Kent, he leads a team made up of former prosecutors who devote their entire practice to representing victims of crime throughout the country.

Brian has taken on several high-profile cases, including representing survivors of Jerry Sandusky, priest abuse as well as Judge William Bradley – a case that resulted in Judge Bradley’s removal from the bench, disbarment and admission to the abuse as part of the settlement. His representation of women across the country against massage franchise chain Massage Envy led to a Buzzfeed investigation and article regarding the company’s practices in covering up sexual assaults at its franchise locations. Kent’s intervention ultimately resulted in the Massage Envy franchise chain making changes to its policies and procedures to prevent assaults in the future, as well as the implementation of a “safety team.” His representation of twenty-nine former students who were systematically abused and neglected at Miracle Meadows School in Salem, West Virginia led to a settlement of approximately $62,000,000 for those survivors.

He has served as an expert in sexual abuse and assault cases on several local and national news networks and programs, and trains institutions and individuals, including law enforcement, on sexual abuse, assault and trafficking prevention and investigation.

Brian has a Masters in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where he served as an adjunct professor teaching Trial Advocacy. Brian also has served as an adjunct professor teaching Advanced Trial Advocacy at Drexel University School of Law.

Recent Case Results

$62 million settlement – 29 former students who suffered as children abuse at Miracle Meadows, a private West Virginia Christian boarding school for at-risk youth.
$12,500,000 – sexual assault settlement
$9,900,000 – kidnapping and sexual assault settlement
$7,500,000 – sexual assault settlement
$2,525,000 – sexual abuse by a teacher of a thirteen-year-old student
$1,900,000 – clergy abuse settlement
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Areas of Practice

Industry Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2013-2020)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Top 100: 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Top 100: 2020 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star (2010-2012)
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania (2011-2015)
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 in Pennsylvania (2011-2015)
  • Legal Intelligencer – Lawyer on the Fast Track (2008)
  • A recipient of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s 2019 Civic Leadership award.
  • Voted by his peers to the top 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia by Super Lawyers.
  • Has served as a volunteer attorney for the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project for the past ten (10) years as well as a volunteer for Sharing Excess, a food sharing charity.
  • Board Member of several child advocacy groups, including ChildUSA and Voices in Action

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Conference – Defamation and Civil Lawsuits, 2017
  • Presenter, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Conference – “Current Issues in Litigating Civil Cases for Crimes at the Workplace” 2013
  • Trial Magazine Featured Article – “Workplace Safety” 2011
  • Presenter, National Crime Victim Bar Association Conference – “Cooperation Between Civil Attorneys and Prosecutors When Civil and Criminal Cases Overlap” 2009

Leadership

  • American Ireland Fund – Young Leaders of Philadelphia (Chair)
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project – Board of Directors
  • Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project – Child Advocate
  • University of Delaware Alumni Association – Board of Directors
  • University of Delaware Alumni Association – Philadelphia Alumni Board President
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law – Lecturer in Trial Advocacy
  • Drexel University School of Law – Adjunct Professor

Memberships/Associations

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Montgomery County Inn of Court
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association

Education

  • Master of Laws (LLM), 2008 (Trial Advocacy), Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, 2003, Temple University – Beasley School of Law
    • National Trial Team – National Champion, 2002
    • National Trial Team – Outstanding Advocate, National Championship Final Round, 2002
    • Regional Finalist – American Trial Lawyers Association National Trial Competition, 2003
    • Victor A. Jaczun Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
    • Outstanding Advocate Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2000 (International Relations), University of Delaware

Licensure

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for New Jersey

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Italian

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