Brent Debnam is a Founding Partner at DebnamRust, PC. He primarily focuses his practice on criminal defense. 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; he fundamentally believes in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and is willing to go to the 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 national 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.
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, DWI, DWI with a Child, Theft, Assault, Domestic Assault, Drug Possession, Probation Violation, Fraud, and a number of other offenses.
Brent is a strong ally for the LGBTQ+ community and provides a judgment-free zone for issues of all kind. He was a member of Lavender Law in Law school, which is a student organization dedicated to advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. He is a current member of the Texas LGBTQ+ Bar Association. Brent embodies DebnamRust’s most important goal: we seek only to help, not to judge.