I am a lifetime resident of Seattle and have been practicing criminal defense since I graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2000. I consider myself extremely lucky to be working at a career that I love in the city that I have always wanted to live. It is so fulfilling to help my clients navigate good results during extremely difficult times of their life.
During my time away from the office, I love to play sports--mostly softball, soccer and basketball. I also coach youth soccer, which has been such a fun way to help kids develop in a positive way.
Licensed since 2000
Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Brent Hart for many years, and have co-counseled three cases with him. He is an intelligent and good-hearted attorney, with strong trial and negotiation skills. Brent is excellent at cross-examining expert witnesses and adept at presenting direct expert testimony. He gave an outstanding closing argument in one of the cases we tried together, and convinced more than half of the jurors to vote in our client's favor. Ultimately, through his efforts, our client won a dismissal of his case. If someone I cared about needed a good criminal defense attorney, I would recommend Brent.
Juanita Holmes Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Brent brings tremendous empathy and integrity to the representation of each of his clients. He takes the time to listen and work collaboratively with clients from all walks of life to advance their goals. Brent is also an extremely effective litigator in the courtroom and has reaped significant victories and favorable outcomes for many people through his unique efforts over the years. A significant portion of his practice is geared towards the representation of individuals who could not otherwise afford his services. I am honored to work with Brent as a law partner.
Zachary Jarvis Criminal Defense Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Fellowship Attorney Award||Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho||2001|
|Attorney/Partner||Hart Jarvis Chang PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Brent Hart||2007 - Present|
|Public Defender||The Defender Association||2002 - 2007|
|Public Defender||Spokane County Public Defenders Office||2001 - 2002|
|Public Defender||Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho||2000 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legislative Committee||Executive Committee Member||2009 - 2013|
|Washington Appellate Project||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2002 - Present|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Washington State University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts-with honors||1996|