The author is a practicing attorney in Fairfield, Connecticut. He resides in Westport, Connecticut. Mr. Kent is the author of “Fighting for your Children: A Father’s Guide to Custody”, “Solomon’s Choice”, “Inside Women’s Basketball: Anatomy of a Season”, and “Inside the U.S. Open”. Professionally he is a partner at the law firm of Meyers, Breiner & Kent in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mr. Kent has authored numerous articles on family law and has tried over 100 cases. He has been a member of “Best Lawyers in America” for the past five years and is included in Super Lawyers in Connecticut Magazine, New York Magazine and Westchester Magazine. Mr. Kent is also a professional sports writer and is a member of the United States Basketball Writers of America and the United States Tennis Writers of America. He is married with two children.
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Richard Kent coedited the Heinemann title Teaching the Neglected "R" (2007, with Thomas Newkirk) and authored Beyond Room 109 (2000) and Room 109 (1997). He is the director of the Maine Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and an assistant professor of literacy at The University of Maine. Along with his books on writing, portfolios, and independent-study projects for secondary students, Rich has written A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, 6 - 12 (2006).