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Peter Hansen

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Firm Name
Hansen Law Offices
Address
319 North Main Street
Name & Address

Burlington, IA 52601

Phone
319-752-5515
Fax
319-752-8448
Website
https://www.attorneyhansen.com/
Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, General Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Wrongful Death
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319 North Main Street, Burlington, IA, USA
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Bio
Full Biography

Let a qualified, award-winning lawyer take care of all your legal needs. At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we have over 35 years of experience in representing our clients in the state and federal courts. It is our primary goal to diligently ensure that our clients receive the best legal assistance available, while maintaining all of their rights afforded under the law.

General Practice, Including but not Limited to:

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

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

Education:

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1982 J.D.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979 B.A. Major: Philosophy

National College of District Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, 1985

Military Service:

U.S. Army, 1973-1976

Work Experience:

Contract Attorney at Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, 2002-2015

Contract Attorney at Iowa State Penitentiary, 1991-2015

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

Classes & Seminars Taught:

Bankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2012

Bankruptcy Reform Act Update, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2006

Memberships and Associations:

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Iowa State Bar Association

Des Moines County Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Practice Summary
Practice Overview

Hansen Law Offices is a full service law firm providing services in most areas of the law with the high concentration devoted to General Practice, Including but not Limited to: Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Trial Law, and Wrongful Death.

Sample Recoveries

$2,450,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$1,247,000.00 - judgment for auto accident

$290,000.00 - settlement for industrial accident

$260,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$200,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$154,000.00 - verdict for breach of contract and lost earning capacity

$150,000.00 - slip and fall accident against casino

$100,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$95,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$55,000.00 - auto accident verdict

Awards & Honors

• America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys™ - 2019

• U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers™ - Best Law Firms 2019

• Best Lawyers™—Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 2019 - Best Lawyers Publication

• Martindale-Hubbell™—Platinum Client Champion Award 2018

• Best of Thervo™ in 2018

• America's Top 100 Attorneys™ - Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

• U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers™ - Best Law Firms 2018

• Best Lawyers™—Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 2018 - Best Lawyers Publication

• Marquis™—Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement 2018

• Martindale-Hubbell™—Gold Client Champion Award 2017

• Legal Elite Awards™—Best Bankruptcy Law Firm - Iowa & Recognized Leaders in Criminal Law - Iowa 2017

• Million Dollar Advocates Forum™—Certified Member 2017

• U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers™ - Best Law Firms 2017 - Best Law Firms Publication

• Best Lawyers™—Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 2017

• Best Lawyers™—Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 2016 - Best Lawyers Publication

• Corporate America Legal Elite™—Best in Bankruptcy Law - Iowa 2015

• Martindale-Hubbell™—AV Preeminent Rated 2015

• The Legal Network™—Top Lawyers in Iowa 2015

• Martindale-Hubbell™—Client Distinction Award 2014

• Lawdragon™—Lawyer Limelight 2014

• Avvo™—Superb Rated Attorney 2014

• 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

• Marquis™—Who's Who in American Law 2009

• Lawdragon™—Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2009 - Lawdragon Publication

Memberships

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Iowa State Bar Association

Des Moines County Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Additional

Military Service:

U.S. Army, 1973-1976

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

Education

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1982 J.D.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979 B.A. Major: Philosophy

National College of District Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, 1985

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Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices - Burlington, IA Lawyer

319 N Main St, Burlington, IA 52601, USA

(319) 752-5515

4.6 out of 5 stars

Belinda's Posh, Polish, and Crafty Vlog

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

Hansen Law Office was very expediant in working my case and getting everything done! I definately recommend Mr. Hansen and his paralegal Amanda! They provided a courteous, knowledgable, and quick resolution to my issue. I will use their services again should the need arise.

Brad Mowen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

Mr. Hansen is not your average lawyer. He is an exemplary lawyer. Mr. Hansen represented me better than I could have imagined. He is knowledgeable, non-judgemental, honest, and aggressive. Mr. Hansen will represent you with the upmost passion. He will fight FOR YOU. This is not a paid post. I am a...

Elijah Goldsburg

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

Greetings. If you are contemplating whether to engage with PH and team to protect your innocence and freedom, the answer is an emphatic -- yes. If your circumstances have guided you to Peter Hansen then I urge you to work with him. He and his team are tough and passionate for they are no fool to...

Josh Smith

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

I highly recommend this lawyer. Knowledgeable, caring, and a fighter. Couldn't ask for more.

Robert Jackson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Down to earth, explains things clearly, bright, helpful, doesn't rush things and is sharp.

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Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices
Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices 319 N Main St Burlington, IA 52601

5 out of 5 stars

Gina Genovesi

5 out of 5 stars

posted one month ago

Awesome people that definitely know the law!

Alex Chasteen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

The people here care and will make sure you leave satisfied

Heather Richie

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Very knowledgeable and helpful of all aspects of the laws. Explained everything very thoroughly. If in need of a legal advice or a lawyer, definitely recommend Hansen Law office.

Pam Sullivan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Peter was smart, thorough and professional. I would highly recommend his services.

Brian Harper

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 months ago

I'm pleased with how my case turned out. The retainer was fair and while it was a few hundred dollars more than two other lawyers I called, it was definitely worth it. Attorney Hansen is a true advocate and knows his stuff.

Sara Ford

5 out of 5 stars

posted one year ago

Very knowledgeable and helped me get out from under debt that had been weighing down on me for years. Highly recommend!

George Hansen

5 out of 5 stars

posted one year ago

Great people when in need of a lawyer

Samuel Craig

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

Peter and Amanda were both great help, couldn't ask for much more. Very understanding and knowledgable. Definitely will recommend to anyone who may ask. Also in the future if I am ever in need of a lawyer, Hansen Law Office will be my first stop. Once again, great people and great service.

Robert Tomow

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

Stephanie Mendoza

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

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Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices
Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices 319 N Main St Burlington, IA 52601

5 out of 5 stars

Matt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

A polite man who answered my questions with careful thought. I knew right then that this was the attorney for me. My criminal case was complicated and he even did some brief research right in front of me and that assured me that he can tell me "hey, I don't know, but I am going to find out." I've...

Julie

5 out of 5 stars

posted one year ago

I needed help with a criminal charge. I did some background work on them beforehand. Based on their website, they had a lot of experience and have won many awards. I went even deeper and looked into these awards. Many of them are very hard to get from what I could tell. I then went to the free first...

Teresa

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

A great lawyer. Very happy I found him! My family will use him again if we ever need too.

Elaine

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I had an OWI, made too much for a public defender, but not enough for most lawyers. My boyfriend searched, lawyers.com. Peter was the only one to respond. He worked out a payment arraingment I could afford. I got a deferred judgment and had the other charges dropped. I received the best possible...

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

We hired Peter Hansen for the second time and once again he fought for us and prevailed. The first case involved gun charges, the second drugs. In both cases we were very pleased with the outcomes. However, the second case, unlike the first was a felony charge. The felony charge was dismissed before...

Brandon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 years ago

I had a three broken bones and nagging injuries from my car crash. All of this happened a few months back. Peter Hansen was awesome. Everything was laid out and the process was so easy. I like that he tells me what is going on and genuinely cares about me and my family. I would tell others to go to...

Eric

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

My family was hurt in a car crash. The other person was driving drunk. Hansen law got our family money for all the medical bills, and a lot more than we first thought. It is because he is smart and has experience. That is why I want to share how awesome he is.

William

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

I got injured in a car accident on highway 61 and wanted to get some money to cover my medical expenses. To my surprise, I got that and a lot more than I ever thought possible. I would recommend Peter Hansen if you were ever hurt in an accident!

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

got me off on all my charges. i felt like he worked hard for me.

anonymous

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

Our family had so many bills and we didn't know what to do. Mr. Hansen helped us with the bankruptcy process and we were all relieved when it was done. It was a really easy procedure. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hansen to anyone who is thinking about filing for bankruptcy because of too much...

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Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices 319 N Main St Burlington, IA 52601

5 out of 5 stars

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Thrilled with how my bankruptcy went. Such a relief and I sleep better at night.

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

Awesome lawyer! A real fighter!

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

The best lawyer in Burlington, Iowa. Period.

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 years ago

I got into a car accident outside of Mt Pleasant. I was injured pretty badly. I found that Hansen Law Office was just what I needed. Peter Hansen was awesome at answering my questions and keeping me up to date. He would send an email to me about once a week to keep me informed on what was going on...

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 years ago

I had a car accident on Highway 34 outside of Mt. Pleasant. I was calling around and met with three lawyers. Mr. Hansen seemed to have the most experience and asked a lot more questions than others. During the case he was very informative and told me updates every time I asked. He actually got me a...

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

I have never used an attorney before Mr. Hansen. Needless to say I was a little overwhelmed by the whole process. Mr. Hansen made it very easy by explaining what was happening in my case and what he would be able to do. He was able to get the best results possible in a very short amount of time. He...

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 years ago

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

he really helped me and my family out

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 years ago

Peter Hansen and the staff are very helpful! Great to work with!

Lawyers.com User

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 years ago

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