Brent E Clary
Brent focuses on civil litigation and has been active in trial work since the late 1980’s. Earlier in his career Brent handled business planning and document preparation, estate planning, real estate and the full general practice of law. However, by the late 80’s the call for civil litigation became the center of his practice. Brent has handled cases, jury and non-jury, before more than 50 judges across Indiana. Just in Tippecanoe County, Brent has tried not only numerous personal injury jury-trial cases, but also non-jury trials on issues ranging from family law to business and contract law. He also has represented many land owners in jury trial condemnation actions which are cases in which governmental agencies have taken land for a public use. In these cases Brent helps the land owners receive fair compensation for the land taken. Brent’s jury trial practice has taken him to courtrooms in more than twenty of Indiana’s other counties. When client needs have so required, Clary has conducted court proceedings, as special out-of-state counsel, in other states. Personal injury litigation, one of Brent’s main interests, has been central to his practice since his earliest days. His experience includes trials for persons injured in incidents while working along the road, collision victims of all types, persons injured upon business premises, and pedestrians injured while attempting to cross a highway and persons who have been injured or lost their lives in a variety of incidents. Brent’s clients have included individuals, corporations, working folks, professionals, small business people, not-for-profit organizations, rich people, poor people and just about everyone in between.
Admitted to Practice
- State of Indiana and the Northern and Southern District Courts of Indiana
- Tippecanoe County Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
- Indiana University Law School
- Practiced at Bennett Boehning & Clary since his graduation from law school and admission to the Indiana Bar in 1974
- During the lunch hour of the second day one of Brent’s most colorful cases, Brent’s wife gave birth and to their son. Brent, as soon as noon recess began, rushed to the hospital, witnessed the baby’s birth, kissed his wife and made it back to court in time for witness testimony which resumed at 1:15 p.m.
- In addition to the practice of law, Brent has given his efforts to a number of civic activities and served as a director of such organizations as the YMCA, the Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association, the Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation and other organizations.
- Fluent in Spanish