Brent O. Hatch

Phone: 801.363.6363 Fax: 801.363.6666

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. Mr. Hatch has been listed as one of the top commercial litigators in the United States and the only attorney so listed practicing in Utah in a publication of Law Business Research Ltd.

Professional

Founding Member, Hatch, James & Dodge, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah (1993-present)

Director & Treasurer, The Federalist Society, Washington, D.C.

Education

Columbia University, J.D. 1984

  • Notes & Comments Editor, Columbia Law Review

Brigham Young University, B.A. 1981

Previous Employment

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

 

 

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