Brent Schultheis joined Land, Carroll & Blair as an Associate in 2014. Since that time, he has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil matters, focusing on landlord-tenant, commercial and general litigation. He also assists clients with property ownership disputes, including partition suits. Outside of litigation, he devotes an increasing part of his practice to counseling banks on account access questions and regulatory compliance issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Brent served for two years as a law clerk to the judges of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in Alexandria. He advised the judges of the Circuit Court extensively in that role and drafted numerous opinions affecting contested motions, trials and administrative appeals. He later clerked for Judge Stephen R. McCullough of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, where he evaluated petitions for review and drafted orders deciding criminal appeals.
Brent graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2011. Relishing his courtroom training, he interned for over a year at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices in Henrico and Augusta counties, where he oversaw the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor and felony offenses. His other activities included internships at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was also honored among his first-year classmates as a Best Brief Award winner and advanced through his final two years to the semifinals in the school’s intramural moot court tournament.
Before law school, Brent graduated from the College of William & Mary. He remains a devoted alumnus of the William & Mary Choir and performs across Northern Virginia with the Alexandria Choral Society, for which he serves on the Board of Directors. He is an active contributor to the Alexandria Bar Association, having served on its Board of Directors, as chair of its Continuing Legal Education and Young Lawyers Committees, and as a performer and sketch writer in its annual comedy show.