Brockton D. Hunter
Brock Hunter is our firm’s criminal defense attorney who defends
the rights of clients in the state and federal courts. His background
includes proudly serving as the President and Legislative Chair for the
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL). He has even
received the Special Achievement Award in 2009 from this organization.
Additionally, he has received the 2011 Professional Excellence Award,
which is the Minnesota State Bar Association’s “most prestigious
award” which recognizes his efforts to advance the legal profession
as a whole as well as the administration of justice. He has also been
selected as a “Rising Star” (2006 – 2009), a peer reviewed
recognition and a “Super Lawyer” (2011 – 2014).
Brock’s former experience as a U.S. Army Recon Scout who focuses
his practice on the defense of psychologically injured veterans in the
criminal courts and advocating on their behalf regarding their treatment
under the justice system.
His experience involves helping to draft and lead passage of Minnesota’s
Veterans Sentencing Litigation Act, Minn. Stat. 609.115, Subd. 10., which
was subsequently cited in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Porter
v. McCollum, 130 S. Ct. 447, at 455, n.9 (2009), which are the courts
that first addressed combat trauma in criminal sentencing.
He has also done the following:
- Helped to pass similar veteran sentencing legislation in other states
- Has been called on to brief the Obama Presidential Transition Team
- Spoken to leadership of the Department of Defense & the Department
of Veterans Affairs on better ways to address troubled veterans who commit crimes
- Trained thousands of attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, and mental
health professionals across the country on these same issues.
He is also the lead editor and co-author of the new book,
The Attorney’s Guide to Defending Veterans in Criminal Court. Additionally, he is also the co-founder and President of the
Veterans Defense Project which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the veterans involved
in the justice system.