Brent M. McBurney, President & CEO
Brent was appointed President and CEO of Advocates International (AI) on November 5, 2010 and assumed that position effective January 1, 2011. Prior to joining AI, he served the Body of Christ through the Christian Legal Society (CLS) where he was Director of Legal Aid Ministries, Director of Attorney Ministries and Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Lawyer magazine. Brent was on the staff of CLS from 2004 through 2010.
Prior to joining CLS, Brent served for a number of years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington. In addition, Brent served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the United States Court of Federal Claims. He has considerable ministry experience with his church, Christ Our Shepherd, Prison Fellowship International and Advocates International, among others.
Brent received his BA in Russian Language and Political Science in 1992 from Baylor University and his JD in 1999 from George Mason University School of Law, where he was CLS Chapter President, Student Bar Association representative, a member of the GMUSL American Inn of Court, and the Jessup International Moot Court team. Brent is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and a number of other federal courts.
Brent and his wife Elizabeth reside in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, with their son, Ian, and daughter, Sarah Louise.