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Brian D. Kent

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP
1100 Ludlow St, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-399-9255
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian D. Kent is the founder of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he practices law. He helps clients throughout the Philadelphia area in cases involving car accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability and other issues, and he represents victims of crime and workplace accidents.

Mr. Kent has over 15 years of legal experience and is passionate about helping injury victims receive compensation. A talented negotiator and litigator, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients, earning him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

As a testament to his success, The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Kent one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania” and one of the “Top 40 Under 40 in Pennsylvania” multiple years in a row. Additionally, in 2007, The Legal Intelligencer named him a “Lawyer on the Fast Track.”

Outside of the law office, Mr. Kent holds many leadership positions, including chair of the Philadelphia Young Leaders Ireland Funds, and board member of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the University of Delaware Alumni Association. He serves as an adjunct professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and lectures on trial advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Mr. Kent is a member of many professional organizations. Some of these include the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Montgomery American Inn of Court and the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Delaware, Mr. Kent earned his law degree and a master’s degree in trial advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He holds licenses to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Illinois, as well as before several federal and appellate courts.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Construction Defects, Medical Devices


10 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

About Brian D. Kent

First Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania

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Educational Background

  • Master of Laws (LLM), 2008 (Trial Advocacy), Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2000 (International Relations), University of Delaware

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • United States District Court for New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Inn of Court
  • Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 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
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 in Pennsylvania (2011-2015)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star (2010-2012)
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania (2011-2015)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Top 100: 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Top 100: 2020 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2013-2020)
  • Recognized for excellence in trial advocacy, Victor A. Jaczun Award for Trial Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2003
  • Recognized as one of thirty-five (35) attorneys in Pennsylvania under forty (40) years of age that has worked tirelessly professionally, personally, and in civic life to improve the legal landscape and the future of others, Lawyer on the Fast Track, Legal Intelligence/ Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • American Ireland Fund – Young Leaders of Philadelphia (Chair)
  • University of Delaware Alumni Association – Philadelphia Alumni Board President
  • University of Delaware Alumni Association – Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project – Board of Directors
  • VIP - representing individuals on a pro bono basis in civil litigation, 2007
  • Child Advocate for Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project - representing minor victims of sexual abuse in criminal matters, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Trial Magazine Featured Article – “Workplace Safety” 2011
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law – Lecturer in Trial Advocacy
  • Drexel University School of Law – Adjunct Professor
  • Presenter, National Crime Victim Bar Association Conference – “Cooperation Between Civil Attorneys and Prosecutors When Civil and Criminal Cases Overlap” 2009
  • Authored the "book' for victims of crime explaining and outlining their rights throughout the criminal and civil process, Author, Pennsylvania Crime Victim's Handbook, Criminal And Civil Guide For Victims Of Crime, 2012
  • Presenter, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Conference – “Current Issues in Litigating Civil Cases for Crimes at the Workplace” 2013
  • Presenter, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests Conference – Defamation and Civil Lawsuits, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2008


  • $4,000,000.00 settlement for carpenter who fell and suffered a brain injury at a residential construction project in New Jersey, 2011

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Inn Of Court
  • Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association Of Justice
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Brian D. Kent

1100 Ludlow St
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-399-9255

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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