Brent Debnam is a partner at DebnamRust and primarily practices criminal defense and family law.
Brent focuses his practice on criminal defense and family law. He represents clients in vairous types of cases such as domestic violence, DWIs, custody disputes, drug-related crimes, divorce, in addition to other family and criminal related issues. Previously. Brent worked in a Criminal Defense clinic where he represented those who could not afford legal representation. He has represented individuals accused of various crimes such as: Domestic Assualt, DWI, DWI with a Child, Theft, Assault, Drug Possession, Probation Violation, Check Fraud, and a number of other offenses.
As someone who has been arrested, Brent knows how emotionally difficult and confusing it is to be accused of committing a crime. He understands that being charged with a crime does not make you guilty, and he believes that not every mistake needs to be punished by law. Brent is passionate about criminal defense, and will go to furthest extent permitted by the Constitution to protect your rights.
Brent has experience in various courtrooms across the state of Texas. You can find him in one of Dallas’s courtrooms several days a week. He frequently defends those accused of Assault Family Violence, DWI, Theft, Drug Possession, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Fraud, and several other offenses. He has defended people facing life in prison, all the way down to those facing a simple fine. He’s defended those facing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree felonies, in addition to state jail felonies. He regularly defends those facing all levels of misdemeanors as well. As someone experienced in both the courtroom and outside negotiations, Brent knows how to navigate the intricacies of the judicial system to make sure his clients always get the best results possible.
Brent is a proud Red Raider. He received both his undergraduate and juris doctrine degrees from Texas Tech University. In law school, Brent focused on honing his skills in the courtroom. Brent won a National Championship and Regional Championship in Trial competitions. He was also a nation finalist in a Negotiations competition. In 2017, Brent was elected into the National Order of Barristers, a national organization recognizing excellence in law school courtroom competitions.
Brent is an advocate for eqaulity. He is a strong ally for the LGBTQIA community and provides a judgment free zone for issues of all kind. He stays actively involved with various LGBTQ+ organizations in the DFW area, and is a current member of the Texas LGBT Bar Association. Brent embodies DebnamRust’s most important goal: we seek only to help, not to judge.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2017||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|ABA Arbitration National Champion||American Bar Association||2017|
|Of Counsel||GALA North Texas||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||DebnamRust Austin, PC||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||DebnamRust Dallas, PC||2017 - Present|
|Student Attorney||Criminal Defense Clinic||2016 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal||Deadly Intentions: Posthumously Modifying Unambiguous Wills to Protect the Actual Intentions of Texas's Testators||2016|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2017|
|Texas Tech University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2014|
|Legal Landscape Update||Not So Equal Rights: Cakes, Bathrooms, and Holy Matrimony||2018|
|Big `12 LGBTQIA and Allies Summit||Not So Equal Rights: Cakes, Bathrooms, and Holy Matrimony||2018|
|Gender Marker||Settled Agreement|
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Fri Jun 01 2018
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