Brian Kent recently returned from San Francisco after attending the American Association for Justice’s Leadership Academy. The AAJ is a decades old association of plaintiffs’ lawyers throughout the country. Founded 65 years ago, the AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, works to promote justice for all and helps attorneys who take on some of the most powerful interests when it comes to fighting for the rights of injured clients.
The goal of the AAJ Leadership Academy is to facilitate development of skills and techniques needed to make Academy members effective leaders in professional settings, in their respective communities, and in the AAJ.
Membership in the AAJ Leadership Academy is exclusive. Out of the 42 applications received, the AAJ selected 16 lawyers across the country for its Leadership Academy. Brian Kent was approved as one of the members.
The AAJ’s eligibility/selection criteria included:
• AAJ membership,
• representation of an underrepresented group within AAJ, and
• level of engagement in AAJ (committee participation, fundraising, and so on).
About Brian Kent, a Former Sex Crimes Unit Prosecutor and Now Civil Sex Abuse Lawyer
Prior to championing the rights of victims of sex abuse in the civil courts, Brian Kent was an assistant district attorney prosecuting sex crimes in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and his firm may take cases in other states, such as New York and Delaware, on a case by case basis.
Brian Kent and his firm handle civil sex abuse cases involving:
- priests and pastors,
- church members,
- daycare employees,
- school employees, and