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Kurt Bennett

Attorney Kurt Bennett


Normandy Park, WA



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Kurt is the Senior Attorney at our firm: Kurt Bennett - The Redemption Lawyer, the firm he founded in 2000. Since its beginnings, Kurt has been a zealous advocate for hundreds of clients, representing people from all walks of life. From stay at home parents to professional athletes, each client gets the highest level of attention and representation. 

Kurt has been at the forefront of "Redemption Law" - the law of clearing criminal records. As such, Kurt has been a frequent faculty member of Lorman, NBI, the Criminal Justice Institute, King County Bar Association, and Washington State Bar Association to teach and update lawyers and judges on current trends in Washington Law. In addition, Kurt has been requested to testify before committees of the Washington Legislature on proposed legislation.

From 2009 - 2013, Kurt served as a Judge Pro Tem for the King County District Court, where he presided over thousands of cases at all stages of proceedings. This experience gives Kurt valuable perspective on his cases.

Kurt is passionate about Redemption Law and freeing people from their pasts. Kurt has gained a solid reputation for his creative solutions to complicated problems that allow his clients to move forward constructively. Be it Pardons, Certificates of Restoration of Opportunity, Expungements, or other legal remedies, Kurt is dedicated to finding solutions. 

In addition to the practice of law, Kurt is an avid musician, outdoorsman, and practitioner of Tae Kwon Do.


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Biology
  • Texas Tech’s College of Business Administration, Texas
    • M.B.A.


  • Kappa Alpha Order

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL), Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington Defenders Association, Member, 1998 to Present

Areas of Practice

  • Redemption Law 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Ordained Minister, 2013
  • King County Bar Association - Volunteer of the Year, 2009
  • Washington Law & Politics - Rising Star, 2001
  • Washington Law & Politics - Rising Star, 1999
  • Washington Law & Politics - Rising Star, 1998


  • Speaker, Attorney Education CLE
  • Speaker/Teacher, Lorman Education Services
  • Data - The Issue of the 21st Century, Criminal Justice Institute, 2018
  • Firearms Rights & Restoration, Criminal Justice Institute, 2017
  • Gun Law in Washington, NBI, 2016
  • Data - What They Got on You, Criminal Justice Institute, 2015
  • Expunging, Sealing, and Vacating, Criminal Justice Institute, 2014

Ancillary Businesses

  • Judge Pro Team - King County District Court (since 2009)

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Pro Tem, King County District Court, 2009
  • Allen, Hansen, and Maybrown, Associate, 1997 to 2000