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About me

In addition to his legal practice, Michael J. Hanson is Managing Director of IKOR of Western Pennsylvania. IKOR provides professional medical advocacy and guardianship services for seniors, the disabled, and for children with special needs and their families. Mr. Hanson has worked in the claims division of three major insurance companies throughout Pennsylvania in multiple jurisdictions and venues. He has advocated on behalf of clients with the largest personal injury firm in Western Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience in commercial liability, personal injury, and automobile accident claims. His background in advising people from both a plaintiff and an insurance company perspective provides his clients with insight into negotiating and litigating personal injury claims. This experience helps his clients to recieve the appropriate compensation that they are entitled to under the law.

Mr. Hanson's experience provides his clients with insightful legal representation in the following areas.

Elder Law / Elder Abuse

    • Nursing Home Injuries & Abuse

    • Elderly in Crisis

    • Undo Influence

    • Real Estate

    • Family Conflict Resolution

Insurance Law & Insurance Related Claims

    • Automobile Accidents

    • Dog Bites

    • Personal Injury

    • Slip & Fall InjuriesDog Bites

Wills & Estate Planning

Our Wills & Estate Planning services include, but are not limited to, the preparation of the following estate planning documents:

    • Last Will and Testament

    • Durable Financial Power of Attorney

    • Durable Health Care Power of Attorney

    • Revocable Living Trust

    • Special Needs Trust

    • Living Will

Estate and Trust Planning

    • Estate and Trust Administration

    • Advance Health Care Directives

    • Powers of Attorney

    • Wealth Preservation


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years, 300 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    23 years, 500 cases
  3. Insurance: 20%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    7 years, 5 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-200/hour), contingent (30-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Michael J. Hanson Attorney

201 Penn Center Blvd
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15235


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Small Business Category for IKOR of Western PennsylvaniaPittsburgh Business Ethics Award Finalist2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMichael Hanson Attorney at Law1999 - Present
Managing DirectorIKOR of Western Pennsylvania2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Guardianship AssociationN/AN/A
Estate Planning Council of PittsburghN/AN/A
Certified Senior AdvisorsN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988