Kurt Bennett
  • Senior Attorney
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Kurt is the Senior Attorney at Kurt Bennett Attorneys, 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 "data law" and how court case information is stored, disseminated, and utilized in the 21st Century. 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.

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

Kurt prides himself on training the associate attorneys at his firm. Kurt seeks out only the best and brightest, holding them to his own high standard of excellence. Many of his associates grow to become champions of the legal profession in their own right.

Kurt is also an ordained minister and seeks to bring wisdom to his clients and their situations. Kurt knows that many problems need compassion and understanding, not judgement and condemnation. Kurt has gained a reputation for his creative solutions to problems that enable all parties to move forward constructively. Kurt is a strong believer in redemption and prides himself on helping his firm's clients move beyond their pasts and into bright futures.

In addition to the practice of law, Kurt is an avid musician, outdoorsman, and his favorite - being a parent of three teenagers.

Areas of Practice

  • Redemption and Data Law (Vacation of Convictions, Expungement, etc) 50%
  • Criminal Defense 30%
  • Family Law 20%

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1992
  • Texas Tech’s College of Business Administration, Texas
    • M.B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • 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

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

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

Past Employment Positions

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

Ancillary Businesses

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

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Order