BalBrenner is a law firm with extensive experience in health care education and risk management.

We assist our clients in making legally sound clinical and business decisions.


At the meeting point of law, medicine, and research, BalBrenner brings differentiated value to clients, including other law firms that can benefit from our expertise.

  • facilitate

    We facilitate the delivery of quality healthcare by enlightening and empowering our clients, rather than fostering dependence on lawyers.

  • enhance

    By enhancing the therapeutic alliance between patient and provider,  we improve clinical practice, minimize risk, and promote professional satisfaction.

  • invest

    We are invested in helping healthcare professionals understand the relationship between law, risk, and medical quality.



BalBrenner includes lawyers, clinicians, and investigators who understand the needs of health care clients and other law firms. We bridge the gap between the operating room and clinical practice on one side, and the courtroom on the other.

B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, and Lawrence H. Brenner, JD, are recognized experts in health care and legal education. Their extensive portfolio of published scholarly work targets the intricacies of law and medicine. BalBrenner’s emphasis on education is unique among law firms.

Founded by an orthopedic surgeon and experienced litigation counsel,


    Co-Founder and Principal

    • ABOUT

      Sonny is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and attorney; an internationally acclaimed educator; and a widely published author in the field of law and medicine. He is licensed to practice in Missouri.


    Co-Founder and Principal

    • ABOUT

      Larry is an experienced litigator, a professional liability consultant, a widely published author and a nationally acclaimed lecturer on healthcare quality and malpractice loss prevention. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina.


    Managing Attorney

    Jason serves as managing attorney and leads the firm’s transactional practice. He is admitted to practice in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts and before numerous federal courts.



In addition to traditional law firm work, we publish regularly in several peer-reviewed journals and professional forums on law and medicine. We design custom risk prevention programs for healthcare clients. Through education and onsite organizational assistance, BalBrenner develops practical solutions that work for our clients — improving quality, enhancing communications, and promoting patient safety.


    Through consultation and onsite assistance, BalBrenner enhances client ability to ensure proper informed consent decision-making by patients.  BalBrenner views informed consent as mutual discovery based on exchanging meaningful and understandable information, as opposed to signing incomprehensible consent forms that some may erroneously view as a waiver of liability.  An informed patient who is satisfied with information exchange can more easily establish a therapeutic bond with the provider, ensuring fewer lawsuits, and more favorable outcomes.


    BalBrenner assists its clients in establishing patient safety, risk management and patient quality control systems. These systems are designed to continuously monitor, assess and improve the delivery of health care services.

    BalBrenner works with each client to establish monitoring criteria unique to each clients health care delivery environment. The BalBrenner team also assists in the "assessment " phase by implementing data systems. These systems are designed to provide the client with profile analysis of high risk areas that could lead to patient injuries or poor outcomes. These efforts will facilitate early intervention when potential problems arise and  recognition of patterns of risk that have the potential to lead to malpractice litigation.



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Suite 355
Carrboro, NC 27510

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