Laffey, Bucci & Kent co-founder, Brian Kent, has been named to the prestigious group “Top 40 Under 40, 2014” by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
About the National Trial Lawyers Association
The National Trial Lawyers is a legal professional association which bestows honors on select attorneys across the country. Its selection process for the Top 40 Under 40 involves a multi-phase process to identify top lawyers from every state or region. The National Trial Lawyers conducts a careful screening before selecting and inviting lawyers to join. The screening is based on:
- reputation among peers, the judiciary, etc.;
- prior year achievements, settlements and trial verdicts;
- board certifications;
- leadership and membership with other national and state trial lawyer organizations;
- rankings/ratings by other organizations.
Brian Kent – Philadelphia Injury Trial Lawyer
Brian Kent was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law where he focused on trial work after joining the National Trial Team. Following law school, Mr. Kent clerked for a federal court judge before joining the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Norristown, PA. While at the DA’s office, Mr. Kent prosecuted sex crimes cases. He entered private practice in 2009 and has since demonstrated his litigation skills in a variety of personal injury and accident cases. He has especially focused on representing victims of crime and workers injured in on the job accidents.
2011 Civil Child Sex Abuse. In this case, Mr. Kent obtained pro hac vice admission into Delaware where he represented an adult man who filed a civil sex abuse case against his abuser, a sitting state court judge. While under normal circumstances, the man’s case would have been time-barred due to the applicable statute of limitations, a special law was passed which allowed previously time-barred cases to be filed. As a result of the case, the judge was disbarred and apologized. The man also received a financial settlement.
2012 Civil School Sex Abuse. A teacher at a high school sexually abused one of his students who, as an adult, filed a civil sex abuse case against the teacher and the school. The victim testified that one of the most troubling things about the abuse is that it affected every aspect of her life and would continue to affect her in the future. The school agreed to pay a financial sum for its failure to stop the abuse.
2012 Dock Accident Involving Forklift. In this case, a dock worker was struck by a forklift and sustained massive crush type injuries. The accident occurred when the worker was struck by a forklift which was being operated by another worker. The worker was struck from behind and dragged under the forklift for a considerable period before the forklift driver realized what had occurred. The driver’s view was obstructed by the load and he was operating the forklift in an area of pedestrian traffic. Ultimately, the dock operator and other parties paid roughly $3 million to the injured worker.
2014 Complex Medical Malpractice. Mr. Kent’s client suffered a post-op infection which led to complications. The case involved a hospital in Philadelphia which fought the case. Ultimately, Mr. Kent prevailed and obtained $3 million for his client.
Contact Brian Kent
Mr. Kent’s firm has offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Please call 800.220.7600 to set up a free consultation.
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