Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell has appointed Brian Harrell Fant to serve on the Parkland Health & Hospital System Board of Managers. His three-year appointment was effective Feb. 7.
Each member of the Commissioners Court appoints two individuals to serve on the Parkland Board of Managers. In addition, the Commissioners Court names one member of the board collectively to serve in an “at-large” position. Board members will serve staggered three-year terms, with as near as possible to one-third of the members’ terms expiring each year. Fant replaces L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant whose term expired.
Fant is President of the Law Offices of Brian H. Fant, PC. His practice is devoted to tort litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as elder law. He has more than 35 years of courtroom and jury trial experience. Fant is also an Adjunct Professor at Dallas Baptist University College of Business teaching in the MBA/Health Care Management Concentration program. He began his legal career with Touchstone Bernays, one of the oldest law firms in Dallas, where he served as partner.
Fant has received numerous awards and recognitions for his commitment to excellence. At Baylor University, he was awarded the President Abner McCall Scholarship. Along with his admission into the State Bar of Texas in 1981, Fant has also been admitted into the United States Western, Eastern and Northern District Courts, and the U.S. District Court of Colorado. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the most respected source of peer-rated information on members of the worldwide legal community for more than 130 years. An AV Preeminent rating recognizes an attorney as having reached the highest level of professional excellence and integrity.
He received his Bachelor of Arts at Baylor University and his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law. He has a Master of Laws in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.