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Law Offices of Brook Hart
Melim Building
333 Queen St., Suite 610
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-526-0811
Fax: 808-531-2677
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Brook Hart

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Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone:
808-526-0811
Fax:
808-531-2677
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law; State and Federal Criminal Investigations, Trials, Appeals and Post-Conviction Representation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • LL.B.
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Hawaii's New Public Defender Legislation: A Study in Legislative Overkill (Co-Author), 8 Hawaii Bar Journal 53, 1971
  • Report and Guidelines for the Defense of Eligible Persons, National Study Commission on Defense Services, NLADA-LEAA (Co-Author), 1976
  • Preliminary Hearings, Public Defender Sourcebook, Singer, Ed., Chapter 5, PLI-ABA, 1976
  • Profiles in Privacy: Airport Travelers, Drug Enforcement Agents and Detector Dogs (Co-Author), 3 Criminal Law Review 35, Clark Boardman & Co., 1981
  • Champion Profile (Featured Criminal Defense Attorney), 16 The Champion 51, NACDL, July, 1992
  • Plain Nonsense: Misrepresentations and Omissions in [Peter] Carlisle's and [Mark] Bennett's Article, Plain Error? (Co-Author), 2 Hawaii Bar Journal 32, Dec., 1998
  • The Hawaii Supreme Court's Criminal Law Decisions 1997-1998: Fair Use of the Doctrine of Plain Error?, II Hawaii Bar Journal 49 (No. 13), 1998

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Advanced Criminal Law Seminars, Aspen, Colorado, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1992
  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1987
  • Faculty, Hawaii Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1988
  • Speaker, NACDL Aspen CLE Seminar, 2000
  • Faculty Member, ABA-LEI National Continuing Legal Education Conference, Vail, Colorado, 2001
  • Adjunct Professor / Lecturer in Law at the University of Hawaii Law School, Hawaii Innocence Project Seminar, Course Nos.: LAW 590S & 590T, 2005 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1980 - Present
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983 - Present
  • Hawaii's A+ Attorneys, Honolulu Magazine, 1993 - Present (every edition containing this feature since 1993)
  • The Reginald Heber Smith Award as the Outstanding Public Defender in the Nation, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii Public Defender Advocacy Institute, 1993 - Present
  • Committee on Implementation of the Federal Criminal Justice Act Plan for the District of Hawaii, Coordinator, 1980
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Committee to Select Federal Public Defender for District of Hawaii, 1981 - 1983, 1994
  • American Inns of Court IV, Hawaii, Master of the Bench, 1982 - Present
  • Hawaii Supreme Court, Judicial Council of Hawaii Committee on Penal Code Revision and Reform, Member, 1983 - 1985
  • Hawaii State Judicial Conference, Member, 1986 - 2002
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Rules of Penal Procedure and Circuit Court Criminal Rules, Member, 1984 - Present
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Permanent Committee on Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions, Member, 1993 - 1996
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member
  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • American Judicature Society, Member
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Martin Pence, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, Law Clerk, 1966 - 1967
  • Law Offices of Hy Greenstein, Associate, 1968 - 1970
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Chief Public Defender, 1970 - 1972
  • Hart, Sherwood, Leavitt, Blanchfield & Hall (and its progeny), Partner, 1972 - 1980
  • Hart & Wolff, Partner, 1980 - 1996