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Peter W. Hansen
Hansen Law Offices
319 North Main Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601

Contact Information: 

Phone:  (319) 752-5515                    Email:      
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Fax:      (319) 752-8448                    Web site:  http://www.attorneyhansen.com     

General Practice, Including but not Limited to:

Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Trial Law.

Bar Admissions:                                                                                          

Iowa, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1985
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1986
U.S. District Court, Western District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court of Hawaii, 1989


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1982

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979
Major: Philosophy

National College of District Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, 1985

Work Experience:

Contract Attorney at Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, 2002-present

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:

Avvo-Excellent Rated Attorney, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell-30 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

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Iowa State Bar Association

Des 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, 2006

Military Service:

U.S. Army, 1973-1976

Case Results:

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.

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. 


Hansen Law Offices 319 North Main Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601 Phone: (319) 752-5515 Fax: (319) 752-8448
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