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Brent C. Woodward

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Practice Areas

  • Labor Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of Contract


Brent C. Woodward has extensive experience handling a wide variety of cases in the courtroom. Mr. Woodward has appeared in court regularly, usually at least two days per week, for over 18 years. Mr. Woodward has handled five jury trials, over 200 bench trials, and over 100 administrative law proceedings. Mr. Woodward also has extensive experience in the Fifth District Court of Appeal, completing briefing on the merits in over 20 cases, and appearing for oral argument in at least five cases.

Mr. Woodward advises employers on labor law compliance and litigation prevention measures, and represents employers in pending litigation.

Mr. Woodward is actively engaged in the community.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Bar Association, and is the current President-Elect; he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for University High School, one of the highest-rated public charter schools in the nation.


  • San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, California
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Clerkship in General Law with Fenwick & West
    • Honors: Clerkship in Immigration Law with Jacob M. Weisberg
  • University of California, Berkeley, Calfiornia
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admission

  • California, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2008

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • Independent Public Defender, Kings County, 2021-2023
  • Deputy District Attorney, Kings County, 2020-2021
  • Independent Public Defender, Kings and Kern Counties, 2018-2020
  • Deputy County Counsel, Fresno County, 2013-2018
  • Independent Public Defender, Fresno and Madera Counties, 2005-2013


  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar Association, Member, 2005 to Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member
  • Madera County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Family Lawyers, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2005 to Present
  • Special Council Madera County Child Protective Services, Member
  • Member of Board of Trustees, University High School, 2023 to Present
  • Member of Board of Directors, Fresno County Bar Association, 2019 to Present
  • Member of Board of Directors, Edison High School Baseball Boosters, 2017-2020
  • Coach, Gibson Elementary School Chess Team, 2011-2013