Kimberly Kent BSN., RN., JD
Kimberly Kent is the founding and managing member of Kent Law Group a boutique law firm specializing in civil transactions and litigation. Ms. Kent is a trial attorney representing health providers and patients for over 28 years. She has successfully tried to verdict numerous complex medical malpractice cases with substantial exposure. She is a dynamic speaker who often teaches physicians, nurses, and allied professionals how to improve care through the art of documentation.
Kim has been married for over 30 years to a loving and smart civil engineer. Gregg and Kim have two wonderful children (now adults). Kim is a five-time marathon runner and masters swimmer. She is a certified yoga instructor but her favorite thing to do it take long hikes with her dogs. She is a third generation Arizonan.
Brenna Gingrich J.D.
Brenna Gingrich is an Associate Attorney at Kent Law Group. Brenna practices in the areas of medical malpractice, health care law and health related business litigation. Her experience includes medical malpractice defense, products liability and general liability. She has experience with trials, out of court settlement agreements, and dispositive motions.
She also represents and advocates on behalf of a variety of practitioners in front of Arizona professional licensing boards ranging from board complaints through administrative hearings. Brenna additionally counsels small businesses clients on contract formation, review and negotiations.
She has a passion for running all distances including short trail runs to marathons. You can also find her playing with her two dogs, Theo and Brody.
Paige Martin J.D.
Paige A. Martin is Of Counsel to Kent Law Group. She has nearly 30 years’ experience in litigation in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. Paige also has experience defending employment cases of all types for public and private employers, including gender, age and national origin discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment claims, wage and hour claims, and collective and class actions. Paige’s appellate experience includes writing briefs filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Arizona Court of Appeal, and Arizona Supreme Court. The Arizona appellate courts have published the opinions of several cases for which Paige wrote the briefs. Paige loves reading mystery and detective novels and playing with her two cats.
Melissa Gutknecht graduated from Arizona State University with a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in finance. Ms. Gutknecht’s background consists of both accounting and litigation experience. Prior to joining Kent Law Group in 2008, she worked as a paralegal for Fulbright & Jaworski and Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold in Dallas, Texas in the area of products liability and insurance defense including class actions. Melissa is an Arizona native who loves to go on long hikes with her family and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Kathy Gray is a Native Phoenician. Kathy has been a legal assistant for the past fifteen years and loves working for Kent Law Group for the past four years. Kathy has three wonderful children and one amazing grandson. Kathy enjoys bike riding, hiking, hanging out with family and friends, and traveling.
Connie McQueary has worked her entire career, since age 16, with attorneys in all areas of law. She has spent 12 years working as a court reporter. Her longest stint in the law field has been in workers’ compensation. She joined Kent Law Group a year ago and is learning a whole new realm of law in medical malpractice and Arizona board cases. She enjoys being outdoors hiking, walking, but nothing beats sitting on the beach. She has three adult children who light up her world and two grand-puppies.
Jami Locke relocated to Phoenix, AZ from northern California in 2007. She joined the firm in March 2008 as a temporary employee to assist with secretarial duties. In June 2011, she assumed the accounting/bookkeeping role for Kent Law Group. Jami and her husband have one daughter, and a very active German Shepherd. She enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, physical fitness, and spending time with friends.