Brent O. Hatch

Brent O. Hatch

Founding Member
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Litigation
  • Patent infringement
  • Securities fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Fraud
  • Business torts
  • Antitrust
  • Class actions

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • Utah, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Law Review: Columbia Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1981


  • CLE Lecturer, Utah Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as one of the top 246 commercial litigators in the United States, practicing in Utah by Law Business Research Ltd.
  • Utah “Legal Elite” for Business Litigation, Utah Business Magazine
  • “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar, Member
  • Pennsylvania State Bar, Member
  • The Federalist Society, Washington, D.C., Director & Treasurer
  • Transition Team of Governor Michael O. Leavitt, Committee Member, 1992 - 1993
  • Lawyers for Bush/Cheney 2000, 2004, Utah State Chair
  • Salt Lake Community College, Former Trustee, 1995 - 2003
  • Host Committee for ABA Mid-Year meeting, Salt Lake City, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, Former Member
  • Utah Association for Justice, Advisory Board Member
  • Republican National Convention, New York City, Delegate (elected), 2004 - Present
  • Aldon J. Anderson Inn of Court, Former President, 2002 - 2005
  • American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Robert H. Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk, 1984 - 1985
  • George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, The White House, Washington, D.C., Associate Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Deputy Assistant Attorney General
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., General Counsel
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Special Assistant

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-Chair, Columbia Law School Alumni Association, Utah