Congratulations to Kantor & Kantor’s associate Brent Dorian Brehm for being selected to Super Lawyer’s 2014 Southern California “Rising Stars” list! This special recognition highlights Brehm’s exceptional work in ERISA/ bad faith insurance litigation as a young emerging legal leader.
Acknowledgment through this impressive list is attained through a systematic and multiphase selection process. Professional achievement is assessed annually (on a state-by-state basis) through peer nominations and evaluations, and carefully combined with third party research. This comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys is utilized as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for reputable legal counsel. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.
Brehm, an 8th year associate, 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, 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 Brehm was lead counsel) speak as testament to Brehm’s advocacy, skill, and experience gained through practice.
In addition to his many legal accomplishments, Brehm gives back to his community. When not practicing law, 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. 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 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.
For his achievements, Brehm has been 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, as well as by The Recorder as part of their 2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track list. Brehm continues to collect honors and accolades for his exceptional legal accomplishments as a young associate – and remains dedicated to his work and his clients, so that they will have access to the insurance benefits to which they are entitled.
To learn more about Brent Dorian Brehm and the firm of Kantor & Kantor see www.kantorlaw.net or call (800) 446-7529.