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Thomas Hansen was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up on the South Side of Chicago and Park Ridge, Illinois. Thomas lives in Park Ridge, with his wife and three children.

Thomas received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, a Certified Public Accountant Certificate from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University, a Juris Doctor with Distinction from John Marshal Law School.

Thomas is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Before starting his practice in 1996, Thomas previously was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for over twenty-three years: five years as an Internal Revenue Agent, five years as an International Examiner, and over thirteen years as an Appeals Officer.

Since 1996, Thomas has limited his practice to resolution of tax controversies, estate planning, asset protection, and Medicaid Planning.


Practice Areas


  1. Tax: 32%
    36 years
  2. Elder Law: 32%
    26 years
  3. Estate Planning: 31%
    26 years
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



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Attorney Endorsements

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  • Randall Ryan Saxton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Randall Saxton Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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  • Ian Thomas Valkenet

    Mr. Hansen's responses demonstrate a nuanced understanding of complex legal topics. I happily endorse him.


    Ian Valkenet Litigation Attorney
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Contact Info

422 N Northwest Hwy, B5
Park Ridge, IL, 60068-3272


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198908/17/2015

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThomas J. Hansen, Ltd.1996 - 2015
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A
Illinois Society of Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Northern Illinois UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1974