Brian S. Lent

Phone: 212-608-8840
Fax: 212-608-8039

Brian joined the firm in 2018 and primarily handles automobile, truck, and bus liability defense. He  also handles labor and employment defense matters, and plaintiff’s personal injury cases including automobile injuries and premises liability.

Brian began his career as an Assistant District Attorney and has extensive litigation experience in both civil and criminal matters. He has worked as a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, and began litigating civil cases in 1984.

Regardless of the type of case he’s working on, Brian takes pride in achieving good outcomes for his clients as well as the insurance adjusters and claims handlers who he represents. He maintains frequent and direct contact with his clients, and works hard to keep them informed about the status of their case at every step of the way.

When not practicing law, Brian enjoys woodworking, furniture making, and home improvement. He has worked as a FIFA soccer referee and coach, and is accredited by the New Jersey Softball Association as an umpire and coach.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile liability defense
  • Trucking liability defense
  • Bus liability defense
  • Labor and employment defense

Education

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College, B.A., Business Administration, 1980
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1983
    Associate Editor, New York Law School International Law Journal

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Past President of Northvale School Board, Northvale, New Jersey

Presentations and Publications

  • Guest lecturer at the Rockland County Police Academy
  • Guest lecturer at Zurich Of America Labor Law Seminars for claims handlers
  • Guest lecturer at AIG Insurance Labor Law Seminars for claims handlers
  • Guest lecturer at Progressive Insurance Company Seminars for claims handlers

Reported Cases

Narducci v. Manhasset Bay Associates, 96 N.Y.2d 259, 727 N.Y.S.2d 37 (2001), upholding dismissal of plaintiff’s claim under Labor Law §240 involving a same level accident as opposed to an elevated related risk.  

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate of NITA’s Trial Advocacy Program

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