Spokane Criminal Defense Attorney


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Brooke D. Hagara, Attorney at Law

Brooke Hagara has extensive experience in trial and motion practice after 14 years as a criminal defense attorney. She is licensed in Washington (2004), Idaho (2005), Federal District Court for the Northern District of Idaho (2005), and Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (2018). She has represented clients in thousands of felony cases, including homicides, serious assaults, sexual abuse, drug and property cases.


Juris Doctor, 2004

B.A. Communications (Public Relations), cum laude, 2000


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Notable Trial Acquittals*

Attempted First Degree Arson (third strike)

Third Degree Assault (acquittal with self-defense reimbursement)

Attempt to Elude

First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment

Second Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault of a Child, Unlawful Imprisonment (8 counts), Fourth Degree Assault (3 counts)

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

First Degree Assault (acquittal with self-defense reimbursement)

First Degree Rape of a Child

Third Degree Rape of a Child


*This is not an exhaustive list.


Relevant Trainings

Defending and Investigating Complex Crimes; Annual WDA Death Penalty Seminar, 2018.

Making Sense of Science; NACDL’s 11th Annual Forensic Science and Law Conference, 2018.

Making the Case for Life; NACDL’s Annual Death Penalty Conference, 2017.

Investigating and Defending Homicide and Death Penalty Cases; WDA, King County Department of Public Defense, and Innocence Project, 2016.

Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victim Cases; NACDL’s 5th Annual Defending Sex Crimes Conference, 2014.

Suppress It! Litigating Constitutional Rights in the Quest for Victory; NACDL’s Spring Meeting and Seminar, 2013.

Anything but the Big Easy; NACDL, Defending Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Cases, 2012.

Making Sense of Science IV; NACDL’s 4th Annual Forensic Science Seminar, 2011.

National Criminal Defense College 2-week Trial College, 2008.