Ms. Hurt was admitted to practice in the State of Washington in 2013. She earned her Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Washington in 2010.
As an associate with Brothers Henderson Dussault, Ms. Hurt’s practice focuses on the areas of developmental disability law including: capacity; estate and trust planning; trust administration; establishment of and reporting on guardianship; benefits management and advocacy; independent living; and special education.
Ms. Hurt grew up in the disability community. From a young age when her brother was diagnosed with Autism she honed her advocacy skills on behalf of her brother and their friends from the playground to the classroom to school board meetings and now with the Social Security Administration and the Courthouse. She attended the Experimental Education Unit (EEU) with her brother as students in the preschool classroom and later returned in 2006 to be a teacher’s assistant. She understands first-hand the struggles and needs of families impacted by disabilities. She pursued a profession in law to meet some of the more complex and lesser understood needs of these families.
Ms. Hurt has had the good fortune to work with and learn from the two foremost authorities on disability law in Washington State. During law school, Ms. Hurt began her practice of disability law as an intern with attorney and disability advocate Larry Jones. She worked with Larry Jones until his retirement in 2013. She then began working with BHD and continues to hone her advocacy skills through presentations and client representation.
In her spare time, Ms. Hurt hikes, camps, and runs ½ marathons with her friends and large extended family. She also coaches skiing with the Ski Hawks Special Olympics ski racing team and in the off-season, is an active member of the board of directors. She volunteers with her dad as an assistant coach for Special Olympic bowling, basketball, and track and field. Ms. Hurt also serves on the Board for the Arc of Washington.