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About Me

Senior partner in Hansen & Milch, LLP, a premier litigation boutique law firm representing individuals against companies (including some of the largest in the country) for more than twenty years in matters involving defective drugs and products, wage and overtime violations, consumer rights, civil rights violations, and personal injury and medical malpractice. Long history of record-setting verdicts, time and again. 

 Daniel currently represents close to a thousand victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including construction workers, electricians, laborers, ironworkers, painters, operating engineers, commercial cleaners, restaurant workers, Con Ed workers, Verizon workers, area lawyers, physicians, NYS Office of the Medical Examiner doctors and nurses, NYPD officers, FDNY members, EMTs and other ambulance workers, Red Cross volunteers, National Guardsmen, FBI special agents, and countless other heroes from all over the United States. Daniel has devoted years’ of efforts advocating for the victims of the 9/11 attacks, including contacting members of Congress to provide assistance to his clients, and has provided written testimony in connection with federal hearings in support of all 9/11 victims.

Daniel has taught and lectured other lawyers, written articles for publication, and made frequent television and radio appearances to advocate for the 9/11 heroes, including on CNN, Fox News, and CBS. Daniel is proud of his service of engaging in grassroots community outreach, and he regularly supports other victims’ advocates and advocacy groups.


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Practice Areas


  1. Class Action: 25%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
    23 years, 500 cases
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hansen. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Benjamin Harold Pardun

    A great asset to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.


    Benjamin Pardun DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Daniel J Hansen, Attorney At Law

767 Third Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY, 10017-2023


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperlawyerThompson West2014
Highest Verdicts, Construction AccidentsNew York Magazine2013
Highest Verdict, Construction AccidentNational Law Journal2013
Top 30 New York Verdicts 2010Verdict Search2011
Highest Civil Rights VerdictNew York Magazine2011
Top Verdicts in 2010New York Law Journal2011
Top Verdicts of 2010NY Magazine2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerHansen & Milch, LLP2014 - Present
Senior PartnerTurley Hansen & Partners2010 - 2014
Senior PartnerCole Hansen & Chester LLP2010 - 2014
Senior PartnerLaw Offices of Daniel J. Hansen1992 - 2014
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Torts & Insurance Law2011 - Present
AFL-CIO 9/11 Health Watch--Zadroga Victims Compensation ActMain Sponsor2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hartmann v. County of Nassau$19,604,000 verdict for plaintiff
LJ v. RapisardaJury verdict of $765,000.
MM v. Major League Baseball TeamVerdit for $3,850,000.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Massachusetts, AmherstManagementN/A1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Community Outreach for Victims of 9/11 Attacks9/11 Victims Benefits2013
CBS NewsZadroga Act2012
Fox NewsSeptember 11th Victims Cancer2011
CNNSeptember 11th Victims Compensation2011
United States RegulatonsJames Zadroga Compensation Act2010