Brent Kinkade was born in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He has lived in Central Oregon since graduating law school in 1993. During law school, Brent worked as an extern to Honorable Eugene Wright in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and served as Articles Editor of the Washington Law Review.
Brent’s estate planning practice covers a variety of matters including wills, trusts, probate, charitable planning, elder law, and estate tax planning. He also has a general business practice that includes a wide range of transactions and emphasizes entity formation, acquisitions and sales of businesses, commercial leasing, real estate and community association law.
Professional & Community Activities
Brent is a frequent speaker to fellow professionals and the public on various aspects of estate planning and business law. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and Deschutes County Bar Association, as well as the Business, Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections of the Oregon State Bar. He is also a member of the Central Oregon Estate Planning Council and the Community Association Institute. Brent has authored the “Unenforceability” Chapter of the Oregon State Bar’s Contracts CLE and chapters of various estate planning CLE publications to educate fellow legal professionals.
Brent is active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club and as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.
- University of Washington, J.D., with honors (Order of the Coif) (1993)
- Brigham Young University, B.A., cum laude, English (1990)
Admitted to Practice
Brent’s personal interests include gardening, sports, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and three children. Brent is also fluent in French and enjoys reading both French and English literature.