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Peter W. Hansen

319 North Main Street Burlington, Iowa 52601
Firm: Hansen Law Offices
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Hansen Law Offices

Years In Practice


Phone Number (319) 752-5515

Have confidence in the law firm that has more than 37 years of experience and has earned several national awards and recognitions.

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: Iowa State Bar Association; Des Moines County Bar Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1983
  • Martindale-Hubbell™—Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Super Lawyers™ - Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys™
  • Premier Lawyers of America™
  • Marquis™—Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum™—Certified Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100™— Civil Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers™—Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers™ - Best Law Firms
  • Martindale-Hubbell™—Gold Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell™—AV Preeminent Rated
  • Avvo™—Superb Rated Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell™—Client Distinction Award
  • Lawdragon™—Lawyer Limelight
  • Martindale-Hubbell™—30 Years Experience Recognition
  • Lawdragon™—Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon™—Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
Organizations & Affiliations
Des Moines County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Certified Member
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
University of Iowa, J.D.
Graduated 1982
University of Iowa, B.A.
Graduated 1979
Contact Details and Office Locations
319 North Main Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Client Reviews & Commendations
Top Notch Attorney
Chase Carpenter (Former Client) on Dec. 17, 2018
Hansen Law Offices helped me out a lot. I am pleased with what Peter did and how I was treated. I would go to him again in the future and would recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer.

Josh (Former Client) on Aug. 6, 2019
I saw this lawyer in action during my trial and was blown away at how he fought for me. I had tears in my eyes that I had to control. Never had someone help me that much. Made me feel like I was worth something again.

Ebony Jones (Current Client) on Jan. 9, 2022
drug trouble. and Hansen got me off. no ticket no jail no nothin.

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