Brent Debnam Photo

Brent Debnam

Founding Partner
  • Profile
  • Associations
  • Community Involvement

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.

The signature of Attorney Brent Debnam

  • Avvo Brent 8.0
    Avvo Brent 8.0
  • Avvo Brent 5-star
    Avvo Brent 5-star
  • Super Lawyer 2022 Mar 23, 2022
    Super Lawyer 2022
Community Involvement


  • Super Lawyer 2022
  • Avvo Brent 5-star
  • Avvo Brent 8.0

The Debnamrust, p.c. difference

High-Quality Legal Counsel
  • Client-Centered

    Our lawyers are here to support you by providing you with reliable legal advice and shouldering the burden of your case.

  • Open Communication

    Even legal processes that initially appear simple can quickly become complex. We ensure that all of our clients are educated and prepared along the way.

  • Stress-Free

    We'll help you fill out and file forms for your case - streamlining the process so that you don't have to worry about getting bogged down in legal minutiae.

  • Inclusive Law Firm

    We're a client-focused firm committed to helping all of our clients seek a positive resolution in their legal disputes, no matter their situation.


Helping You Find
the Best Path Forward
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.