Mr. Hansen was raised in a small farming town in Southern Minnesota where he still has family and many friends. He was graduated from the University of Minnesota and then went on to the University of North Dakota for his law degree. His mid-western accent has faded over the last 30 years, but his small town work ethic and determination remain. Mr. Hansen and his family are active members of the community.

Mr. Hansen has represented individuals and businesses in planning, transactions, and litigation in Oregon. He is a highly-regarded trial lawyer with a long history of actual courtroom experience and success. His work now focuses on Business, Real Estate, and Fiduciary/Elder Law matters.

A pragmatic thinker, Mr. Hansen is a well-connected member of the Willamette Valley who is extremely skilled in guiding clients through creative and efficient solutions which are unique to his practice. In that regard, he is a founding member of the University Club of Salem, whose members include many of the community's best and brightest people and businesses. For over twenty years, he has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is also rated "Superb" by the lawyer rating service AVVO.



Real Estate
Fiduciary/Elder Law
Injury Law


Oregon State Courts, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


University of Minnesota, B.A. 1986
University of North Dakota, J.D. 1989
Senior Editor, Law Review
Burness Law Scholar


Court Practices & Procedures Committee
Law Practice Management Section
Elder Law Section
Litigation Section
Debtor-Creditor Section
Marion County Court Visitor Committee
Oregon Law Foundation


Litigation in the Probate Court-Oregon Law Institute (OLI), 2003
Litigation in the Probate Court-Administering Oregon Estates, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2001


University Club Salem, Founder

Straub Middle School Football, Assistant Coach
West Salem Youth Football, Past Head Coach
SKPW Coach of the Year, 2014
West Salem Little League, Past Head Coach
Capital FCTimbers, Past Head Coach
YMCA Youth Basketball, Past Head Coach
Blindskills, Inc., Past President