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1700 Pacific Ave.
Suite 4500
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone 214.751.7900
Fax 214.751.7888
 
Brent Basden  

Brent Basden


Partner
Koning Rubarts LLP

Phone: 214.751.7903
Fax: 214.751.7888
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Mr. Basden focuses his practice on the representation of clients in professional liability and breach of fiduciary duty actions. It has been Mr. Basden's privilege to represent some of the finest law firms and attorneys in Texas and the United States in professional liability matters. Mr. Basden additionally handles complex commercial litigation and arbitrations involving claims of breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, product liability, False Claims Act violations, and fraudulent transfer. Mr. Basden also has experience representing clients before both federal and state appellate courts.  Prior to joining Koning Rubarts, Mr. Basden was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Basden practiced as a certified public accountant with a “Big 4” accounting firm for three years. Mr. Basden maintains an active CPA license and routinely uses his accounting expertise to deliver additional value to clients.

Mr. Basden has been recognized by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers as a Texas Rising Star, an honor reserved for attorneys age 40 and under (Thompson Reuters Business 2012-17).  In 2017 Texas Super Lawyers named Mr. Basden as one of the "Up-and-Coming 100" Texas Rising Stars (Thompson Reuters Business 2017).


Education

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law (2006) (magna cum laude, Technical Editor, Baylor Law Review)
  • B.B.A., Baylor University (2000)
  • M.Acc, Baylor University (2000)
Bar Admissions
  • Bar of Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circut
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Representative Experience
  • Represented national and international law firms and attorneys in numerous high-stakes legal malpractice actions.
  • Represented boutique estate planning firm in defense of several malpractice actions involving complex tax shelter strategies.
  • Represented software company in conducting internal investigation on behalf of independent audit committee.
  • Defended major marine manufacturer in several product liability and warranty actions in various Texas state courts.
  • Represented high net-worth professional in arbitration of brokerage fee dispute arising from sale of a privately-held corporation. 
  • Represented private staffing company in defense of contract dispute.  
  • Represented multiple insureds seeking defense and indemnity from their insurers.
  • Assisted in successful defense of military supplier in lawsuit involving claims of conspiracy and tortious interference. Federal court granted summary judgment on all claims against our client. 
  • Assisted in defense of ERISA lawsuit. Federal court granted summary judgment on all claims against our client.
  • Assisted in representation of commercial trucking client in litigation involving claims of fraud, conversion, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent transfer. A favorable settlement was negotiated for our client.
Professional/Civic Activities
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2012 Leadership Class, Solo and Small Firm Committee)
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Volunteer
  • Lake Highlands Exchange Club (Director - Community Service, 2013-15)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • "Avoiding Conflicts Traps," presented to the Grayson County Bar Association, February 22, 2017
  • “How to Keep Your Lawyer Out of Court,” presented to the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, June 21, 2016
  • "State of Texas," in The Law of Lawyers' Liability (First Chair Press, Merri Baldwin et al. eds. 2012)
  • "Disqualification Doesn't Necessarily Mean Damages," Texas Lawyer, November 21, 2011
  • "Legal Malpractice Law - State of Texas," appearing in 50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law, ABA Professional Liability Litigation 2009-11
  • "Legal Malpractice in Texas - The Basics," April 2010 (White Paper)
  • "A Practical Guide to Expert Witnessing," presented to the Dispute Analysis & Investigations Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Dallas, Texas, November 6, 2007
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality," presented at the Legal Ethics in Texas Seminar, October 11, 2007
  • "21 Everyday Rules for Better Legal Writing," presented to the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, May 10, 2006
Bobby M. Rubarts