Hal Brewster

Hal Brewster is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Hal has been a member of multiple trial teams that have tried cases to verdict in St. Louis and Philadelphia state courts and federal court in the Northern District of California. Two of these trials resulted in complete defense victories. He was also part of the briefing team that won summary judgment in an alleged price-fixing class action where plaintiffs claimed more than $12 billion in damages.

Hal has represented multiple Fortune 500 and prominent private corporations including Bayer, FedEx Ground, Georgia-Pacific, and Medtronic. Since 2015, Hal has helped to represent several top aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the various investigations and inquiries stemming from the Secretary’s use of a private email account during her tenure at the State Department.

Hal also maintains an active pro bono practice. In partnership with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP), Hal has successfully represented survivors of domestic abuse in their petitions for protections from their abusers in hearings and trials in D.C. Superior Court. Hal served as lead trial counsel in a six-day trial before Judge Julie Becker that resulted in his client receiving primary physical and legal custody of her five minor children as well as a sizeable allocation of the marital property. DCVLP added Hal to its Junior Board in 2017. Before joining the firm, Hal practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, DC.

Publications

  • Identifying Fraud: An Analysis of Whether Instances of Voter Fraud Drive State Legislatures to Enact Voter Identification Laws, Journal of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (2017).

Other Activities

Before law school, Hal spent four years as an active duty U.S. Army officer. As a scout and sniper platoon leader, Hal led 40 specialized soldiers in more than 150 combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the recipient of Bronze Star medal for service.

Hal is a member of both the DC and National LGBT Bar Associations as well as Lambda Legal.

Education

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S., cum laude.
  • Graduate: Princeton University, Master of Public Affairs
  • Law: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude.
    Articles Editor, American Criminal Law Review