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Mr. Hackett studied under Barry Scheck, and others, in the Criminal Defense Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. From August 2006 to May 2007 he interned at the Legal Aid Society in New York City, representing clients on a variety of misdemeanor offenses.

After graduation, he worked as an associate in the Law Offices of Gerald Di Chiara in New York City. At that office he worked on criminal cases at both the state and federal level, ranging from housing fraud allegations to securities violations to international drug smuggling conspiracies to murder as a hate crime.

Since his return to California in the Spring of 2008, Mr. Hackett has worked for a criminal defense firm with offices all over the state, representing criminal defendants in a broad spectrum of cases, at all levels of the proceedings. He opened the doors of his own office in 2009.  Mr. Hackett is well versed in the California Criminal Law and procedures, and has immense experience defending clients charged with burglaries, robberies, assaults, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, DUI's, drug charges, weapons charges. gang allegations, and a wide range of infractions and misdemeanors.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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  • Tracy Lee Henderson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Brian Hackett is a true professional who puts his client's interests first. He zealously researches and argues the law, communicates well with clients, and possesses excellent follow through skills. I hope to continue to work on cases with Mr. Hackett and would highly recommend him as I respect his ethics and passion.


    Tracy Henderson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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289 Water St
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawN/AN/AN/A
State University of New York, Stony BrookN/AN/AN/A