Brent O. Hatch is the founding member of Hatch, James & Dodge, PC. Mr. Hatch began the practice of law in Salt Lake City after an illustrious career with federal government, including positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States.
Mr. Hatch is a senior trial lawyer with extensive jury trial experience. He represents some of the largest corporations in the United States as well as Utah companies and individuals. His cases involve complex litigation in a wide variety of matters including patent infringement, securities fraud, contract disputes, products liability, fraud, business torts, antitrust, and class actions in both federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Founding Member, Hatch, James & Dodge, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah (1993-present)
Director & Treasurer, The Federalist Society, Washington, D.C.
Columbia University, J.D. 1984
- Notes & Comments Editor, Columbia Law Review
Brigham Young University, B.A. 1981
Associate Counsel to George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, The White House, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
General Counsel, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C.
Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C.
Associations, Activities, and Honors
Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court
Former President, Aldon J. Anderson Inn of Court (2002-2005)
Delegate (elected), Republican National Convention, New York City 2004
Advisory Board Member, Utah Association for Justice
Former Member, Board of Governors, Utah Trial Lawyers Association
CLE Lecturer, Utah Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Host Committee for ABA Mid-Year meeting, Salt Lake City 2005
Former Trustee, Salt Lake Community College (1995 – 2003)
Co-Chair, Columbia Law School Alumni Association, Utah
Utah State Chair, Lawyers for Bush/Cheney 2000, 2004
Appointed by Chief Judge, committee to select new U.S. Magistrate (2003).
Committee Member, Transition Team of Governor Michael O. Leavitt (1992-1993)
“AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating for lawyers in competency and ethics)
Utah “Legal Elite” for Business Litigation, Utah Business Magazine (several years)
Selected as one of the top 246 commercial litigators in the United States (peer nominated), and the only attorney so listed practicing in Utah by Law Business Research Ltd.
Courts Practiced Before
United States Supreme Court
Utah Supreme Court
United States International Trade Commission
United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Delaware
United States District Court for the District of Idaho
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the District of Utah
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court
Various state courts and agencies in Utah, Idaho, Missouri, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Texas