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J. Brent Marshall

J. Brent Marshall has been an attorney with Bell & Pollock since the beginning of 2022. He is licensed to practice in the in the state of Colorado and specializes in Litigation, specifically Car Accidents, Premises Liability and Personal Injury.

Growing up Brent always saw a future as an orator, and specifically a lawyer. This bug began with his involvement with Boy Scouts and the Order of the Arrow. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was honored with both Vigil Honor and the Founder’s Award. Brent later went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida with a degree in International Relations, with a specialization in the Middle East and a minor in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous Native Americans. He attended Florida State University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree, graduating with honors.

Professionally, Brent worked his way through undergrad in every possible restaurant position and later restaurant consultant. He served as office manager of Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor, a personal injury firm in Orlando, Florida, before moving on to database management for a data center. Brent always wanted knew his dream of becoming a lawyer had to be fulfilled and upon graduation moved to Tallahassee to attend law school. He took a position as a Law Clerk for Pumphrey Law, a criminal defense firm he would remain at for all three years of law school.

Brent tried out for Trial Team and wrote onto Law Review his 1L year. The first Trial Team activity is intramurals, which his team would go on to win. This was the first time he connected with his assigned partner Rachel. He would later go on to marry Rachel, following her back to her home of Colorado.

After moving to Colorado in 2018 Brent began work at Flesch & Beck law firm in Englewood, CO. There he had a mixed caseload of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense, taking on private clients in both areas, but also fulfilling the contract as the Public Defender of Thornton, Northglenn and Longmont, as well as assisting in other cities such as Lakewood and Westminster. Brent later transitioned to the Denver District Attorney’s office, in a position where he would learn the other side of litigation. While in County Court, a large portion of his practice were the very Careless Driving and DUI cases he now represents the victims of. He learned how that litigation proceeds, how the police investigate crimes, and how we can be the best Champions of the People who are harmed by those drivers.

In his spare time Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, working out, video and board games, hiking, off roading, road and mountain biking, and travel. His favorite  hobby is cooking, at home he’s usually in the kitchen or in front of the smoker, putting together Cajun, southern, Italian, BBQ, Cuban or Middle Eastern dishes.

Publications

  • J. Brent Marshall, Geoengineering: A Promising Weapon or an Unregulated Disaster in the Fight Against Climate Change?, 30 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 183 (2017)
  • J. Brent Marshall, From Land or From Air: Why A Unified Energy Resource Scheme is Necessary When the Answer is Both, 8 Earth Jurisprudence & Envtl. Just. J. 24 (2018)
  • J. Brent Marshall, The Need for a Mandatory Comparative Proportionality Review for Death Sentences in the Face of Shifting International Norms, 5 Indon. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 197 (2018)

CLE Presentations

  • Drone Law Litigation – Key West, FL (Feb. 2017)
  • Using Drones in Your DUI Practice – Sunny Isles, FL (Apr. 2018)
  • Drone Use in your Litigation Practice – Key West, FL (Feb. 2018)

Education – Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 2018, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

  • Law Review
  • Trial Team, Vice President
  • Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Managing Editor and Article Selection Editor
  • Aviation and Space Law, President
  • UKnight, President