BA, University of Washington
JD, University of Washington
Washington State and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Associations
Federal Bar Association Western District of Washington
Washington Health Care Risk Management Society
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
2020 Outstanding Litigation Associate
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Brennen joined Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick in 2018. His practice covers a broad range of areas including professional and commercial liability, consumer protection law, employment law, class actions, civil rights, and personal injury. His practice also includes a special emphasis on health care litigation and disciplinary investigations. Brennen is passionate about serving the legal needs of the local Puget Sound area. He was born and raised in Pierce County, obtained his undergraduate degree at University of Washington Tacoma, and attended University of Washington School of Law. He began his legal career defending Pierce County in civil litigation with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office while completing law school. Prior to joining JGKMW, he completed a two-year clerkship with U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle in the Western District of Washington.
Brennen also serves in numerous volunteer roles. He serves as a staff attorney with the Federal Civil Rights Legal Clinic in its Tacoma office, providing free legal assistance to clients with employment discrimination, disability, housing, prison misconduct, and excessive force claims. In 2022, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to serve a three-year term as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit. He also serves on the Western District of Washington’s Pro Bono Panel and its Local Rules Committee. Brennen’s practice has received recognitions including the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Outstanding Litigation Associate Award in 2020 and inclusion in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for his work in commercial litigation and personal injury litigation defense.
Brennen lives in Port Orchard with his wife, Alexandra, and their two children.