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Brett defends clients in tort litigation and employers in workers' compensation and employment law cases. He has taken several cases to trial and has argued multiple cases on appeal before the Workers' Compensation Commission. As part of his employment law practice, Brett counsels and defends clients against retaliatory discharge claims. Brett also regularly handles depositions of expert witnesses and treating physicians in both civil and workers' compensation matters.
Brett is actively involved in the American Bar Association and its Young Lawyers’ Division. Brett is currently the YLD’s Liaison to the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section – Ethics and Professionalism. Brett has also been a contributing author to the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s quarterly publication and the National Law Review.
Brett earned his B.A. in Economics and Communication (with Distinction) at the University of Illinois, and his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. As a law student, Brett concentrated his studies on litigation and trial advocacy. He earned the “Best Advocate” award in an intensive trial advocacy course. In 2011, as a member of the Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Team, he competed in the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Trial Competition in Chicago, Illinois. In 2012, he competed in the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition in St. Louis.