Brent Dorian Brehm, a seventh year associate of Kantor & Kantor LLP, was recognized by The Recorder as part of their 2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track list – which recognizes California’s young emerging legal leaders.
Unlike many other honors in the legal field, this list considers both a lawyer’s body of significant legal achievements and their achievements in serving the larger community. As such, this award sets Mr. Brehm apart from his peers, highlighting a body of motion and trial experience few attorneys have compiled to this point in their career while recognizing the work he has performed in the greater Los Angeles community.
Mr. Brehm has spent his entire career advocating for individual’s rights to disability, life, health, and long term care insurance benefits with one of the preeminent firms in the area of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) and bad faith insurance litigation, Kantor & Kantor, LLP. While with the firm, Mr. Brehm has resolved well over 150 disputes with insurance companies on behalf of his clients, and has made the transition to lead attorney on many of his cases. At least 13 nationally reported decisions in his client’s favor (including five cases published in the official reporter and five trial judgments in which Mr. Brehm was lead counsel) speak as testament to Mr. Brehm’s advocacy skill and experience gained through practice.
In addition to his many legal accomplishments, Mr. Brehm gives back to his community. When not practicing law, Mr. Brehm enjoys volunteering for Reading to Kids, an organization dedicated to helping inspire a love of reading in children from underserved portions of inner-city Los Angeles. Mr. Brehm was recognized by Reading to Kids when it named him as a recipient of the Distinguished Volunteer award. This effort to better serve the underprivileged members of his community has its roots in Mr. Brehm’s early volunteer activities with the Mexico Orphanage Mission and Food Not Bombs. After law school, his efforts sprouted into working to improve the quality of life for the homeless through work with the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless. On an international level, Mr. Brehm has paired his love of cycling with World Vision’s Bikes for Africa project: helping raise awareness for the project in addition to offering financial support.
After careful review of the professional and civic achievements from nearly 200 California attorneys in their first 10 years of practice, Mr. Brehm was selected as a top contributor to the practice of law and to his community. Mr. Brehm is honored to be recognized by The Recorder. Earlier this year Mr. Brehm was recognized by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, as part of their “Top 20 Under 40” list as a rising star in the California legal industry. Mr. Brehm is proud that these publications, through such awards, recognize the importance, skill, and dedication of all ERISA attorneys in protecting the rights of claimants.
See an online version of the Recorder’s announcement here: http://www.law.com/jsp/ca/PubArticleCA.jsp?id=1202596780843&Introducing_50_California_Lawyers_on_the_Fast_Track&slreturn=20130319154839. Be sure to check a special edition of The Recorder on June 24th for the full profile.
To learn more about Mr. Brehm and the firm of Kantor & Kantor see www.kantorlaw.net or call (800) 446-7529.