Professional Details

Robert L. Brent

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515 Ocean Ave. Unit S502
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Description of Practice

Robert Brent brings to the roles of arbitrator and mediator the best of both worlds. With 18 years experience as a full-time arbitrator and mediator following 30 years of legal experience in settling disputes, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, all aspects of healthcare,finance, real estate, construction and land development he combines this broad spectrum of experience and knowledge. Prior to the practice of law he was an accomplished C.P.A. and earned an M.B.A. in finance. Mr. Brent has been a full-time arbitrator and mediator since 1998 where he has used his prior training and experience to his roles as arbitrator and mediator. During those 18 years he has arbitrated and mediated approximately 400 cases which included large complex commercial, health care, real estate, construction, corporate and class action disputes.

Professional Background

He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel, Class Action Panel and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.


Mr. Brent is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif, a member of the Law Review, class president, and elected to Phi Kappa Phi. He is an honors graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), with a B.S. degree, and also earned an M.B. A. in Finance from the U.C.L.A., Anderson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Brent taught Business Law and Business Ethics at U.C.L.A. Extension, in the highly acclaimed certificate program, where he was 1 of 12 “Master Teachers”. He is the author of several texts.

Areas of Practice

  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Aviation
  • Business (15 mediated)
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial (25 mediated)
  • Construction
  • Contracts (15 mediated)
  • Copyright
  • Estate Planning
  • General
  • Health Care (35 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership (12 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (5 mediated)
  • Real Estate (3 mediated)
  • Trust Management

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator