Brent received his master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 1980. He received his law degree (J.D.) with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1984 and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Brent is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. He is one of the ﬁrst Ohio lawyers and one of only eighteen attorneys in the state to be certiﬁed by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Real Property – Business, Commercial and Industrial Law (renewable 2022).
Brent has received the Martindale-Hubbell® rating AV Preeminent®. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America list and has been named a Central Ohio “Best Lawyer” by Columbus CEO magazine every year since 2005. In addition, Mr. Rosenthal has earned the OSBA (Ohio State Bar Association) Certified Specialist Accreditation in Real Property-Business, Commercial and Industrial Law. OSBA certification is a voluntary process that requires a commitment to excellence. Ohio attorneys who are certified as specialists by the OSBA must take and pass a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of substantial involvement in the specialty area, fulfill ongoing education requirements and be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.
Brent is very active in Rotary, serving as District Governor of Rotary, District 6690 (2011-2012) and held international leadership positions (2012-2018). He is a member of the Rotary Club of Westerville. He previously served on the City of Westerville Board of Zoning Appeals (1990-1998) and during that time as chairman for 5 years. Brent previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westerville Area Resource Ministry. He is active in community, church, and civic matters.
Brent resides in Westerville with his wife, Sylvia, and has three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, two beautiful granddaughters and handsome red-head grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, reading, listening to music, and spending time with his family.