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About me

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. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    16 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Juanita E. Holmes

    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

  • Zachary Walker Jarvis

    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
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Hart Jarvis Chang PLLC

Market Place Tower
2025 First Avenue, Suite 830
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Fellowship Attorney AwardFederal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerHart Jarvis Chang PLLC2014 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Brent Hart2007 - Present
Public DefenderThe Defender Association2002 - 2007
Public DefenderSpokane County Public Defenders Office2001 - 2002
Public DefenderFederal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Appellate ProjectBoard Member2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legislative CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs BroussardDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Washington State UniversityEnglishOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Current Issues in Evidence and SuppressionSuppression of Evidence when Police Lie: Franks Hearings2015