R. Kent Brown
“I am very lucky. What I do does not seem like work because I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our clients, understanding their difficulties and solving their problems.” – R. Kent Brown

R. Kent Brown

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Kent Brown’s interest in the law and devotion to his clients has led to many record-setting recoveries. In 1985, Kent obtained the largest recovery ($3,000,000.00) in North Carolina to that time in a medical negligence matter. In 1992, Kent obtained the largest personal injury jury verdict ($15,700,000.00) in North Carolina history to that time.

In 2002, R. Kent Brown again set a record when he recovered the largest road construction settlement ($3,500,000.00) in North Carolina history. In the last several years, Kent has made recoveries of over a million dollars against the U.S. government for an unintentional shooting on a military base, against North Carolina and South Carolina hospitals for the failure to diagnosis an ongoing stoke, a prospective stroke, the loss of limbs, botched surgeries, unidentified infections and countless other injuries resulting from medical error. The trial team at Brown Moore & Associates, led by Kent, recorded the largest contested personal injury verdict in North Carolina for the year 2015 where the jury returned a verdict of over $7.5 million in a medical malpractice case.

Kent Brown’s excellence has been recognized by others. Kent enjoys an AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating from Martindale Hubbell, a distinction bestowed on fewer than five percent (5%) of the lawyers in the United States. Brown Moore & Associates firm has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of The Best Law firms in America. The American Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association have each recognized Kent as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. He was also selected by North Carolina Super Lawyers® Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Personal Injury from 2019-2020 and named a “Rising Star” from the same publication in 2018. Kent was selected to chair the medical malpractice division of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Published Works

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  • Evidentiary Presentation


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  • Speaker, Evidentiary Presentation

Professional Associations and Memberships

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  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

Bar Admissions

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  • North Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975


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  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina (J.D. – 1974)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (B.A. – 1971, Major: Political Science)

Honors and Awards

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  • North Carolina National Bank


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  • Phi Gamma Delta
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