General Practice, Including but not
Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation,
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Trial Law.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1985
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1986
Court, Western District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court of Hawaii, 1989
of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1982
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979
National College of District Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, 1985
Attorney/Owner at Hansen Law Offices,
Prosecuting Attorney at Lee County Attorney's Office, 1984-1986
Law Instructor at Southeastern Community College,
Honors and Awards:
Avvo-Excellent Rated Attorney, 2013
Years Experience Recognition, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell-Client Distinction Award, 2012
American Registry-America's Most Honored Professionals, 2011
Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2010
Who's Who in American Law-Marquis, 2009
Lawdragon Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2008
Associations and Memberships:
Iowa State Bar
Des Moines County Bar Association
of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Exceptions to Discharge, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2012
Bankruptcy Reform Act Update, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2006
U.S. Army, 1973-1976
Hansen Law Offices does not guarantee any case results. The description of cases, trial results and settlements described on this web site are actual case results handled by the firm,
but these results are only representative of the bankruptcy, criminal defense, and personal injury cases we
handle and do not guarantee future results. Each case is unique and must be judged on its own merits, facts,
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Married Couple Discharge of Unsecured Debts: Outcome: Full discharge of unsecured
debts. Kept home and business. Description: Clients were a married couple with children who fell
behind on their home and business-related debts. This was a result of significant credit card debt.
Clients filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief, and were discharged of all their unsecured debt, thereby making their home and business payments affordable.
Criminal Law Defense: Outcome: Hung jury.
Description: Client was acquitted of assault based upon self-defense argument to jury.
Personal Injury (car accident)/Products Liability: Outcome: Confidential settlement before trial. Description: The plaintiffs were a minor child and his mother who
were driving in a motor vehicle that was struck by an oncoming car which resulted in serious permanent injuries to the child and his mother. The civil case was resolved against the other driver
and the manufacturer of the plaintiff's vehicle for a seven-figure settlement.