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Before his current practice at Nichols & Eberth, earlier in his legal career, Brent worked for several years as an insurance defense attorney representing many high-profile businesses in court, and successfully trying several cases to “no causes”.

Brent regularly practices in the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County courts, as well as other courts located in Southeast Michigan, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. 

Brent is a member of the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, and Consumer Bankruptcy Association. He has volunteered his time as a judge for the Wayne State University – Legal Research and Writing Moot Court program. 
Continuing legal education is not mandatory in Michigan. Therefore, many Michigan lawyers do not take continuing legal education throughout their career. The lawyers at Nichols & Eberth initiate their own continuing legal education to always be on top of everything relating to their legal practice. Brent attends continuing education seminars regularly in his areas of practice. He also has special internet access to the latest immediate updates on the laws in "real time" as the laws change and/or as they are amended. Nichols & Eberth always stays up-to-date on the state and federal laws to provide continual top rated legal services.

Brent was raised in Metro Detroit area. He enjoys cheering on his alma mater, the University of Michigan Wolverines, and all the Detroit sports teams. He enjoys traveling, history, animals and socializing with his friends and family.

Brent M. Lamkin, Divorce Family Law & Bankruptcy Lawyer

Brent’s legal practice is concentrated in divorce/family law, bankruptcy/debt settlement, and probate/estate planning/elder law. In addition, he has broad experience in handling many other types of cases throughout his 20 years of private legal practice. 

His family law practice includes divorce, mediation/negotiation out-of-court, paternity, post-divorce disputes, custody and parenting time cases. Brent has successfully guided his clients through the court process, including mediation and trial. The types of cases he has handled run the gamut: high-value asset cases and low-value asset cases; cases with children and without children; high conflict matters and low conflict matters. Because of this experience, he can better advise his clients on what to expect and how to strategically plan and better prepare to gain the best results.

Brent also has a growing bankruptcy practice where he assists people in discharging their debts or working out repayment plans through the courts. He has filed many Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Brent has been able to help some clients avoid bankruptcy altogether, and work out debt settlements with their creditors out-of-court. Brent has also handled Chapter 11 matters. Brent also successfully uses law to benefit his clients by helping to protect client assets throughout the process. He can also assist on ways to prevent the least damage possible to a clients’ credit rating and building it back up again.

Brent’s estate planning practice involves drafting wills, trusts and various types of powers of attorney for clients who want to prepare for the time when they will pass their assets to their heirs. He also has been involved in probate court and has a thorough understanding of the probate court process and can assist clients whose family members may not have done estate planning (which leads to having part or the entire estate handled through the court and letting government entities decide for you). 

Brent M. Lamkin


CONTACT: (313) 561-5700

  • Divorce/Family Law​
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Divorce Negotiation
  • ​Post Divorce
  • Bankruptcy/Debt Relief
  • ​Probate
  • ​Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning
  • ​Litigation
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Contract Disputes