Brent N. Bateman is the lead attorney in the Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman. Brent is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, where he was Managing Editor of the Wayne Law Review. Prior to joining the Property Rights Ombudsman office, Brent practiced land use law in Utah and Michigan, and has represented both land developers and government entities. Even today, Brent remains bewildered as to why they cannot get along better. At the OPRO, Brent and his staff work hard to assist property owners and government entities to understand and follow the law, and to listen to one another for pete’s sake. Brent loves to study land use law, baseball, and Shakespeare, and will discuss them with you anytime. Although he is color blind he bleads Blue! Go BYU!