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Brent Thompson is the associate attorney of Platt & Buescher. He grew up in Oak Harbor, Washington and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2002. In 2006, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University. Before graduate school he spent time commercial fishing in Alaska and working for a local construction company. Later, Mr. Thompson accepted a scholarship from a small Christian law school, and was granted a limited license to practice law as an intern at Platt & Buescher.
Mr. Thompson graduated cum laude from Liberty University School of Law in 2011, admitted to practice law in the state of Washington and United States District Court of the Western District of Washington, and became a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Thompson's practice focuses on criminal defense including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless and Negligent Driving, Drug Delivery or Possession, Assault, Domestic Violence, Theft, misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, and certain felony cases.
A skilled and passionate legal writer and researcher, Brent Thompson possesses great knowledge concerning search and seizure law, evidence, and criminal procedure. He has done significant and meaningful work on serious felony cases including a high profile first degree murder case receiving national media attention, a complex conspiracy charged in federal court involving an international drug smuggling operation, and other major felonies while working with Craig Platt.
Brent's skills have presented strong challenges for state and federal prosecutors. Mr. Thompson's practice also emphasizes post-conviction relief, including firearm rights restoration, vacation of prior adult felonies and misdemeanors, and sealing juvenile criminal records. He finds post-conviction motions practice rewarding because it provides those who have changed with relief from past mistakes. He is also passionate about the individual right of responsible, law abiding citizens to keep and possess firearms in a safe manner and holds vast knowledge concerning Second Amendment jurisprudence and firearm laws.
Beyond criminal matters, Brent also provides passionate representation to family law clients. He recognizes that dissolutions and child custody matters are very difficult emotionally and financially and strives to provide zealous representation and honest advice. Mr. Thompson also accepts some tort claims and car accident cases, but is selective.
Mr. Thompson has served hundreds of clients since joining Platt & Buescher, and has also done volunteer work for the Island County Volunteer Lawyer Program. Mr. Thompson is dedicated to providing zealous advocacy and exercising due diligence in all of his cases.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Law Firms for Criminal Defense: General Practice||U.S. News & World Report L.P.||2018|
|Attorney||Platt & Buescher Attorneys at Law||2012 - Present|
|APR 9 Intern||Platt & Buescher||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County||Past Board Member||N/A|
|Liberty University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)||2011|
|Western Washington University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Washington State Firearm Rights and Self-Defense Seminar||Washington State Firearm Rights and Self-Defense||2018|
|NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course||Personal Protection Outside The Home Course (Legal Section)||2017|
|NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home Course||Personal Protection Inside The Home (Legal Section)||2017|
|Legal Forgiveness II||Sealing Juvenile Offenses and Vacation of Adult Misdemeanors and Felonies||2014|
|Legal Forgiveness||Sealing Juvenile Offenses and Vacation of Adult Misdemeanors and Felonies||2013|
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