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Meet Brent | Partner

Brent Dorian Brehm

Partner

BRENT DORIAN BREHM

Brent Dorian Brehm is an accomplished attorney practicing in the fields of disability, life, health, and long term care insurance benefits. He has spent his entire career in the trenches battling multi-billion dollar insurance companies to protect his client's rights. His efforts have been recognized by three legal magazines, being named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Recorder, a Top 20 Lawyer Under 40 by the Daily Journal, and a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine.

Brent has spent his career with Kantor & Kantor LLP – one of the preeminent firms in the area of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) and bad faith insurance litigation. While with the firm, Brent has resolved well over 250 disputes with insurance companies on behalf of his clients. As a partner of the firm, Brent has developed a body of motion and trial experience few attorneys have compiled to this point, or any point, in their career.

Brent was born in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley and now lives in its San Fernando Valley with his wife and their three energetic daughters. Before having children, he had the time to train for, and completed, two Ironman distance triathlons, the New York Marathon, the Los Angeles Marathon, and a 200-mile bike ride through Death Valley. He currently enjoys cartography.

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2007
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Rutgers Law School, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002

Notable Decisions

  • Dmuchowsky v. Sky Chefs, Inc., 2019 WL 1934480 (N.D. Cal. May 1, 2019)
  • Holmgren v. Sun Life and Health Ins. Co., 354 F. Supp. 3d 1018 (N.D. Cal. 2018)
  • Harder v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Long Term Disability Plan, 281 F. Supp. 3d 939 (C.D. Cal. 2017)
  • Roberts v. Anthem Life Insurance Company, 2017 WL 2469354 (C.D. Cal. June 7, 2017)
  • Leetzow v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2016 WL 7324092 (C.D. Cal. December 5, 2016)
  • LaVertu v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2014 WL 1224736 (C.D. Cal. March 25, 2014)
  • Mondolo v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 WL 178711 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 16, 2013)
  • Peterson v. AT&T Umbrella Ben. Plan No. 1, 2011 WL 5882877 (N.D. Cal. November 23, 2011)
  • Miranda v.First Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 2011 WL 2441762 (N.D. Cal. June 15, 2011)
  • Porco v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 682 F.Supp.2d 1057 (C.D. Cal. 2010)
  • Sacks v. Standard Ins. Co., 671 F.Supp.2d 1148 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Taylor v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 629 F.Supp.2d 1032 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Barteau v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 2009 WL 1505193 (C.D. Cal. May 26, 2009)
  • Toven v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2008 WL 5101727 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 2, 2008)

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • 160+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Thousands Of Cases Successfully Handled
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Recover Your Claim
  • Selected For Inclusion In The List Of Super Lawyers®

Client Testimonials

  • I won the appeal.

    “Hi Glenn- This is a very belated thank you for your generous assistance and advice last summer, when I was appealing UBH's decision for my son. I won the appeal, at least for care at the partial hospitalization level (they wouldn't budge on residential, but the facility was accepting the partial care reimbursement for residential treatment). But the appeal was a great moral victory, and I think it's a great thing to have in the record, just in case he needs to go for treatment again. Thanks again for your generous help, I was very grateful for it. Wishing you a most happy Thanksgiving.”

    Terry S.

  • We will never forget the good you have done and may you continue to earn gold stars.

    “More than your skilled expertise, uncompromising professionalism and breadth of experience, we have been immensely impressed with the sincerity, generosity and integrity with which you conducted our affairs, acted on our behalf and guided us through the sometimes confusing process. Throughout, we developed a great respect for all of you and it is our wish that both collectively and individually, you experience continued professional success and personal gratification in all that you pursue. We will never forget the good you have done and may you continue to earn gold stars.”

    Lalida C.

  • There are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us.

    “I wanted to thank you again for all of your help. My daughter would not be in treatment without your help. I can never thank you enough, there are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us, and I believe saved my little girl. Taking her back to Timberline Knolls was very difficult in many ways, I wish UBH could know the damage they have done to her by having her go in and out like this. When she went into Timberline Knolls the first time she was not happy to go exactly, no one wants to go into treatment, but she was open to going in and ready, for the first time, to really look at her issues and work hard to get better. When she had to leave Timberline she expressed that she wished she could have stayed because she felt like she was finally at a place where she was getting better and, though it was hard, she was really opening up and dealing with her issues for the first time, something she has had a hard time doing. I just wanted you to know that she was going down to a really bad place and without you I don't know what would have happened except that she would not be at Timberline Knolls right now getting better and I thought you should know this. With unending gratitude.”

    R.

  • You are the light in the darkness for all of us.

    “Lisa- You are the light in the darkness for all of us in the eating disorder community. I believe that you were born to take on these challenges.”

    Pam S.

  • Truly outstanding in every way!

    “Both Glenn Kantor and his associate attorney Brent Brehm are truly experts in the field of disability law. They handled a complex individual disability policy issue for me. Their knowledge of the law, coupled with their experience, resources, and tactical skills, helped me obtain results that exceeded my expectations. Truly outstanding in every way!”

    Anonymous