Timothy Patterson

Director | A Team Coach | timothy.patterson@richmond.edu

 

Tim is the Director of the Richmond Mock Trial Program and is in his eleventh season as Head Coach.  He was an award-winning four-year Richmond mocker as an undergraduate from 2006-2010, during which time his team placed in the top ten nationally.  Tim is also an Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he participated in trial-level and appellate advocacy competitions around the country, including winning a national trial championship in San Diego, California.  He also served as President of the Moot Court Board.  Tim is an attorney at McGuireWoods in the firm's Richmond office.

 

Outside of Mock Trial, Tim enjoys running, kayaking, and almost anything outdoors.  He also enjoys trying great new Richmond restaurants.

Brad Kent

Director | Team Coach | brad.kent@richmond.edu

 

Brad joined the program in 2012. Brad is no stranger to mock trial, competing at the high school level in Dallas, Texas and the collegiate level at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami he competed on nationally ranked teams, coming in 11th and 4th at the National Championship tournaments. He also received awards as both an attorney and witness. From 2010-2012 he also coached a local high school mock trial team.  Brad is an attorney at Allen and Allen in Richmond. 

 

Brad is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was a member of both the Trial Advocacy Board and the Moot Court Board. 

Danielle Kent
Team Coach | danielle.bringard@richmond.edu
 

Danielle has been with our program since 2015  Currently, Danielle is a civil trial attorney with the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen.   This allows her to draw in her real world experience trying cases in front of judges and juries when coach teams.


Danielle also has an extensive pedigree when it comes to mock trial. After four years of undergraduate mocking at UNC-Chapel Hill with numerous awards, Danielle went to Richmond Law, where she was an executive board member of the law school trial team as well as a member of the Moot Court Board.  Danielle boasts a long list of law school trial successes, including the winner of an intrascholastic competition, runner-up at the American Association for Justice Trial Competition, and a member of the team that won a national trial championship.  Danielle also has an extensive theater background, which she puts to work in Mock Trial as a character witness coach.


Danielle circulates as a coach on both B & C Teams, but she will also consult with all teams when it comes to developing characters.  She coaches and teaches trial advocacy at the law school level as well.  She is married to co-coach Brad Kent.  Together they live in Richmond with their son, Trey, and two dogs, Mickey & MaKenzie.  

Chris romine
Team Coach | rominecm@gmail.com
 

Chris joined the program in 2021. She graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2019, where she served on the Trial Team's executive board. Chris's trial team successes include being honored as Best Advocate at her first competition, finishing as Semi-Finalists at a national tournament, and admission to the Order of the Barristers upon graduation. During law school, she coached the undergraduate William & Mary Mock Trial program. Chris also competed at the collegiate level at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she participated on teams that finished 7th and 8th at the National Championship Tournament. 

 

Chris serves as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Henrico. Outside of Mock Trial and work, she enjoys rock climbing, Richmond ghost tours, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.