Brian Kent – Civil Sex Abuse & Molestation Lawyer
• 2013-2017 Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer
• 2010-2012 Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star
• 2011 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The National Trial Lawyers
• 2011 Adjunct Professor at Drexel University School of Law
• Multiple six figure recoveries for victims of sex abuse
Brian Kent is a founding partner at the law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP based in Philadelphia with offices in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. Together with his partners, Jeff Laffey and Paul Bucci, Mr. Kent represents those who suffer injury due to the conduct of other parties.
Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawsuits
Mr. Kent is an attorney who specializes in representing survivors of child molestation, priest and clergy abuse, sexual assault, and sex abuse. He has represented sex abuse victims against religious institutions, educational institutions, and hospitals for failing to prevent or concealing the abuse. In a recent high profile civil lawsuit in Delaware, he represented a sex abuse victim against the abuser, a sitting state court judge. Despite receiving backlash from the local legal community, Mr. Kent pushed forward with the case. Ultimately, the judge admitted to the abuse, was removed from the bench and was disbarred.
Experience as a Former Sex Crimes Unit Prosecutor
Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Kent served as an Assistant District Attorney in the sex crimes unit of the Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney. There, Mr. Kent handled 100’s of sexual assault and child sex abuse cases from inception and investigation through trial. He also tried and convicted some of Montgomery County’s most dangerous sex offenders.
During his career as an Assistant DA, Mr. Kent lectured at numerous organizations and police departments on the investigation and handling of sexual assault cases. In 2009, he was a guest lecturer at the National Crime Victims Bar Association Conference, where he presented “A Delicate Balance: How Civil Crime Victim Attorneys Can Avoid Adversely Affecting the Criminal Case.” Mr. Kent regularly is a regular presenter at the National Crime Victim Bar Association located in Washington, DC. In 2017, he discussed defamation claims in sex assault or sex abuse lawsuits at the Survivors of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) conference in Washington, DC.
Mr. Kent obtained an LLM in Trial Advocacy and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, where he won a national trial competition championship competition while serving as a member of Temple’s national trial team. Mr. Kent graduated from the University of Delaware with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and a minor in Spanish.
Mr. Kent is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is also able to obtain court permission to represent crime victims in other states for specific cases.
Mr. Kent is a volunteer for the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program and the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project where he serves as a child advocate representing the interests of sexually abused children.
Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP
1435 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215) 399-9255
Fax: (215) 241-8700
Page last updated: September 5, 2017