Brent Allen is the Managing Partner of Hall Booth Smith’s Jacksonville office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Opioid Defense Task Force.
He is a seasoned civil trial lawyer and specializes in the litigation of high exposure cases including medical malpractice, commercial litigation, negligent security and premises liability on a national, regional and local level.
Brent holds the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized and respected attorney rating service. He has been named a “Person on the Move,”a “Legal Listmaker” and an “Ultimate Attorney” by the Jacksonville Business Journal numerous times.
A native of Jacksonville, Brent is active in the local community and was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Downtown Development Review Board. He is also a past Mayoral appointee and sat on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Housing Authority. He was an Eagle Scout and serves in leadership roles and assist in spearheading fundraising efforts for The Boy Scouts of America.
Brent is also actively involved in many professional and civic organizations including The Rotary Club of Jacksonville - Downtown, The Chester Bedell Inn of Court, The Florida Bar and The Jacksonville Bar Association.
He lives in Jacksonville with his wife, daughter and son, and in his spare time he enjoys offshore fishing, hunting and international travel.
Brent’s practice is focused on opioid defense, medical malpractice, commercial litigation and premises liability matters in Florida, the Southeast and across the nation. He has extensive experience in litigation of high exposure cases.
•A Comprehensive Guide for Defending Opioid Claims, Jill Bechtold, Jacquelyn S. Clarke, John E. Hall, Jr., Stephanie R. McDonald, Jacob Raehn, Annalese Reese, Hall Booth Smith, P.C., March 2018 (Editor)
•What to do if a Health Care Provider Receives a Notice of Intent to Initiate Medical Malpractice, MedMal Direct, Inc., June 14, 2014
•American Corporate Law: So You Want to Sit on The Board, Huh? Hanks Livingston, Inc., August 1, 2010
•AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Jacksonville Business Journal - List Maker Legal Elite
•Jacksonville Business Journal - People on the Move
•Jacksonville Business Journal - Ultimate Attorney
•Opioid Defense Task Force - Litigating Opioid Overdose Claims, Baptist Health South Florida, June 2019
•Handling Opioid Exposure in the Emergency Room, University of Miami Health System, May 2019
•Mastering Deposition Preparation, Federal Bar Association, April 2019,
•Amendment 7 and The Impact on Litigating the Big Picture, Ascension, Inc., March 2019
•Preventing Against Opioid Exposure, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, February 2019
•Navigating High Stakes Nursing Home Litigation, DRI, January 2019
•Drafting Better Incident Reports and Performing Thorough Investigations, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Inc., October 2018
•Defending High Stakes Massive Exposure Cases, Western Litigation, August 2018
•Curtailing The Opioid Crisis, DRI, May 2018
•How the Outcome of Claims Can Be Influenced by Social Media, Wearable Devices and the Internet, Florida Society for Risk Management and Patient Safety, March 2018
•Reptile Tactics: A Defense Counsel’s Guide, Markel Corp. Underwriting and Claims Summit, March 2018
•Defending High Exposure Dental Malpractice Claims, Markel Corp. Underwriting and Claims Summit, March 2018
•Opioid Defense Task Force - Litigating Opioid Overdose Claims, MedMal Direct, Inc., November 2017
•Opioid Defense Task Force - Litigating Opioid Overdose Claims, Ascension, Inc., August 2017
•Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law, Chester Bedell Inn of Court, October 2016
•Social Media Discovery, Ascension, Inc., May 2015
In The News
HBS’s Brent Allen Named to Jacksonville Downtown Development Review Board
October 24, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -Hall Booth Smith, P.C. congratulates Partner J. Brent Allen in being appointed to the Board of Directors for the Downtown Development Review Board in
Hall Booth Smith’s Jacksonville Office Adds Two New Associates
August 13, 2018
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates at its growing office in Jacksonville, Florida.Henry P. Romeu specializes in medical malpractice,
Hall Booth Smith’s Jacksonville Office Expands With New Associate
March 6, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Associate Maryann N. Jaghab has joined its growing office in Jacksonville, Florida.Jaghab specializes in healthcare
Hall Booth Smith Expands in Florida with New Jacksonville Office
June 12, 2017
ATLANTA - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. announces the opening of an office in Jacksonville, Florida, the firm’s 13th office in the Southeast and second in Florida.