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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

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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


    James Frederick Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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

Professional Misconduct

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