Brent was named one of the National Trial Lawyers Associations "Top 40 Under 40" attorneys in New Mexico for 2012 and again in 2014. He was also named a Rising Star for the Southwestern United States by SuperLawyers in 2014 and again in 2015. He is licensed to practice law throughout all of New Mexico and has been admitted to practice in both United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and also United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Brent is a native New Mexican, born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He spent his childhood in Albuquerque and graduated Valley High School in 1998. He then enlisted in the United States Army and became a paratrooper. A year after arriving in his regular unit, Brent was one of four men in his battalion to earn the coveted Expert Infantryman's Badge, a symbol of tactical and technical proficiency. It was with the 82nd Airborne Division that Brent served in Kosovo as a radiotelephone operator on a scout sniper team. Following his service with the Army, he enrolled at Campbell University and enlisted in the North Carolina Army National Guard. After completing his first semester of college, he was deployed to Afghanistan.
Upon his return to North Carolina, Brent continued his studies at Campbell University and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2006, Mr. Ferrel returned home to attend the University of New Mexico School of Law. He graduated in May of 2009. While at Law School, Mr. Ferrel was one of four students to win a spot on the University of New Mexico School of Law 2009 National Trial Competition Team.
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