Baron & Budd attorney Brent M. Rosenthal has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), a very selective and distinguished group of lawyers, judges, and law professors. As a group, ALI members are extremely accomplished professionally and they have shown interest in the improving and clarifying the law.

The American Law Institute, established in 1923, is best known for drafting and publishing restatements of the law on various subjects. These restatements attempt both to clarify the law as it is and to improve or reform it in ways that will promote justice. There is no other organization in the United States quite like the American Law Institute, and being elected to its membership is a great honor for a lawyer, recognizing a career of commitment to and achievement in the law.

Brent Rosenthal joined Baron & Budd in 1980, straight out of the University of Texas School of Law. Brent was the founder of Baron & Budd’s Appellate Section, and through his writing and argument to state and federal courts across the country, Brent helped shaped the development of the law on asbestos and toxic torts. Brent has argued before the United States Supreme Court, the five United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the supreme courts of Texas, and Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri. Brent was recognized by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for his work representing the National Wildlife Federation in litigation involving the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Brent is excited about this new opportunity to do what he has always done: to serve and to shape the direction of the law. “I have a chance to step into a new arena and make a difference in the way the law works to protect individuals and promote justice,” says Brent.

To find out more about the American Law Institute, go to http://www.ali.org