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
Contract Attorney at Mt. Pleasant Correctional
Contract Attorney at Iowa State Penitentiary, 1991-present
Attorney/Owner at Hansen Law Offices, 1985-present
Prosecuting Attorney at Lee
County Attorney's Office, 1984-1986
Law Instructor at Southeastern Community College, 1984-1986
Honors and Awards:
Rated Attorney, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell-30 Years Experience Recognition, 2013
Distinction Award, 2012
Registry-America's Most Honored Professionals, 2011
Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America,
Who's Who in
American Law-Marquis, 2009
Lawdragon Top 500 Leading
Lawyers in America, 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Iowa State Bar Association
Moines County Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Classes & Seminars Taught:
Bankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2012
Bankruptcy Reform Act Update, Des Moines County Bar Association,
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, and conditions.
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.