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About me

I have general practice experience in MO, mostly in family law cases and estate planning. I am also well aquainted with nonprofit law and related bodies of law that apply specifically to religious organizations.


I spent more than two years as a corporate attorney for an insurance company in Indiana.


I am starting my private practice in Indiana in 2013. I am principally interested in business law (both litigation and transactions) related to small  and medium businesses.


I am also a partner in Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions, a firm that assists business owners and entrepreneurs through business ownership transitions. Check out our site at


Practice areas


  1. Business: 80%
    8 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    5 years



Hourly ($150-200/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • James P. Frederick

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hanson is an active participant in the Avvo community and I have come across a great number of his answers, being that we both handle estate planning matters. I find his answers to be informative, practical and kind-spirited. They reflect a thorough understanding of the law, as well. I am happy to endorse Mr. Hanson and his services. James Frederick


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Contact info

James A. Hanson, Attorney at Law

3201 Stellhorn Road
Fort Wayne, IN, 46815


INActive In Good Standing201203/17/2013
MOInactive voluntarily200501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)Insurance Institutes of America2010
Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)Insurance Institutes of America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames A. Hanson, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Business IntermediaryAnthony Wayne Business Exchange2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorIndiana Wesleyan University2011 - Present
Risk Management ConsultantBrotherhood Mutual Insurance Company2011 - 2011
Corporate AttorneyBrotherhood Mutual Insurance Company2008 - 2011
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Cox & Associates2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember2008 - Present
Missouri Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Excel Bank v Nat. Bank of KC, 290 SW3d 801 (Mo. W.D. 2009)My client's position was not accepted by the court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Law ReviewMissouri's Religious Freedom Restoration Act: A New Approach to the Cuase of Conscience2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Taylor UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA2011
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Ozark Christian CollegePreaching MinistryBachelor of Theology2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Preaching & Teaching ConventionChurch Risk Managment Workshop Track2010
Ministry Security ConferenceLegal & Insurance Issues in Church Security2010
The Healthy ChurchTop Three Church Risk Management Issues2009