I love what I do.. That pretty much sums it up.. I have been blessed with
a unique life experience and I take my role seriously in helping clients
and their families that unfortunately find themselves in life changing
My name is Brent Wright. I have been associated with the Johnson Law Group
for over 15 years as a Case Manager, Investigator and Law Firm Administrator.
I wear many hats but my primary job consists of making sure our clients
are properly represented in every way possible by our great team and ensuring
they get the best defense and client service available.
Though my family is originally from Central Illinois, I was born and raised
in a small Ohio town, enlisting in the US Air Force right after high school.
I graduated the USAF Security Police academy and spent more than six years
at numerous bases in the US and overseas performing law enforcement and
security duties. For four years I was stationed in Europe and during this
time, I enrolled in the University of Maryland’s European Division
and pursued a Bachelors' Degree in Criminal Justice. After being honorably
discharged, I initially sought out a career in law enforcement and security
interviewing with numerous State and Federal agencies such as US Marshal
Service, BATFE, Air Marshal Service, State Police and also in the private
sector conducting undercover investigations for Fortune 500 companies.
But that’s not the direction I chose..
I was recruited by a national criminal defense firm based in Los Angeles
as a Case Manager where I would spend the next several years traveling
all over the United States meeting with clients with every type of criminal
case in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
and Seattle. In 2002, I became the youngest “Director of Client
Services” in the history of the firm. My primary responsibility
was to recruit, train and develop top notch attorneys and case managers
throughout the Midwest. This firm would eventually merge with The Cochran
Firm, founded by famed OJ Simpson Attorney, Johnnie Cochran.
In 2004, I was introduced to Mark Johnson and was immediately impressed
with the team that he assembled with his concept of high quality criminal
defense made up of former prosecutors and prior law enforcement. Soon
thereafter, I joined the Johnson Law Group and during the next few years,
I worked on countless state and federal cases involving drugs, robbery,
homicide, sexual assault, and battery just to name a few. One of the cases
I worked was a featured documentary on HBO and another case was televised
on Dateline NBC "To Catch a Predator" series.
In 2008, I took a leave of absence from JLG to sharpen and expand my investigative
skills. I joined a three state investigative agency based in Indiana.
I would eventually become the lead investigator where I maintained licenses
and credentials in multiple states and still do today. Over the next several
years, I would gain vast experience in witness interviews, testifying
in court, cell phone/computer forensics, surveillance, corporate investigations
and criminal defense cases. During this time I was also contracted to
conduct corporate investigations for Pinkerton Detective Agency and Fortune
500 companies like Johnson & Johnson.
In 2013, I rejoined my JLG family and relocated to Bloomington. During
my career, I have been fortunate to manage, consult or investigate thousands
of criminal cases. I am proud that I can offer my experience to our amazing
team of talent that truly fights for their clients. Whether it is scrutinizing
evidence, interviewing witnesses or just helping clients and family members
understand the criminal process, I am honored to be part of the most premier
criminal defense team in Central Illinois.
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends,
riding my motorcycle, traveling and I'm also an avid gun enthusiast.
- Criminal Defense Investigator, Board Certified (CDITC)
- Illinois: PD Agency License: 117001665: PERC: 129368577
- Ohio: PI Agency License: 200921001489: Qualifying Agent
- Indiana: PI Agency License: PI20700192: Employee
- Michigan PI Agency License: 3701205853: Employee
- College of U.S. Air Force, Industrial Security
- U.S. Air Force University of Maryland, Criminal Justice Community
- Security Police Academy
Professional Memberships & Associations
- Indiana Society of Professional Investigators, Inc.
- Michigan Council of Professional Investigators, Inc.
- The Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, Board Certified
- Ohio Association of Security & Investigation Services