Attorney Brett Kobes’ Journey Into The Legal Profession
Individuals should seek to grow, innovate and compete. Douglas MacArthur said, “On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.” Brett is a competitor; wrestling at West Point and playing soccer at the Academy contributed to his competitive nature. He has also worked hard while enjoying every step of the way through law school and business school. On April 11, 2019, he received notice from the WSBA that he passed the bar and was sworn in by Judge Peter Nault of King County District Court in Issaquah on April 17, 2019. Brett was admitted into the Snoqualmie Tribal Court in July 2019, and he was admitted into the Puyallup Tribal Court in January 2020. He is also a member of the King County Bar Association and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.
Brett is a notary public in the state of Washington, licensed on Dec. 19, 2018. Brett was granted leave for practice in the Washington State Supreme Court on May 7, 2019. He was duly admitted as an attorney and qualified to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on May 30, 2019 and admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on June 7, 2019.
Brett has unique experience in data privacy and information security. He is certified in the ISO 27001 Foundations Course, and he is an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer. As an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Brett consults corporations establishing an information management system that protects sensitive information. The joint JD/MBA degree, license to practice law and expert understanding of information security ensure an excellent customer experience.
Brett is from Bonney Lake, Washington. He graduated from Seattle University School of Law. During his first year of law school, he added a joint master’s degree in business administration at the Albers School of Business and Economics. Typically, a joint JD/MBA requires four years to complete; Brett completed the degrees in three years. Brett is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and licensed to practice in the state of Washington.
He was recruited to play soccer at West Point, and he walked on to the West Point wrestling team. He was an ASIA-certified snowboard instructor at West Point and studied economics with a minor in environmental engineering. While a cadet at West Point, he attended and graduated special reaction team (SRT) training in 2002 specializing in hostage and raid operations. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 2004, he went to Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course in El Paso, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science.
Brett is an Airborne-qualified Army Ranger. He graduated in 1999 from Rogers High School where he played football, wrestling and soccer.
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KOBES GRADUATES OF WEST POINT 1933-2004
Frank Kobes ’37
Frank Kobes ’66
Ken Kobes ’71
Jean Kobes ’90
Joe Kobes ’01
Brett Kobes ’04