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Peter Hansen - Hansen Law Offices

Peter Hansen



Have confidence in the law firm that has more than 35 years of experience and has earned several national awards and recognitions. At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we strive for superior services! Achievements include:

• 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

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


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

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

Contact us to find out why our law firm team is so exceptional!