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George A. Hanson was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1988, George graduated with High Honors from Oberlin College with a B.A. in History. In 1992, George obtained his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. George is one of the region's leading commercial litigators and trial lawyers. George has been named "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal for nine years and has also been elected a Missouri Super Lawyer every year since 2006. George has been named a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Plaintiffs and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.  Additionally, he was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Kansas City, MO – Class Actions - Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.” George is rated AV - the highest designation a lawyer can achieve from publisher Martindale Hubbell.


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  1. Antitrust & Trade Law: 34%
  2. Class Action: 33%
  3. Employment & Labor: 33%

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Suite 200
460 Nichols Rd.
Kansas City, MO, 64112


KSAuthorized to practice law199410/12/2015
MOGood Standing, Active199301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyerMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Local Litigation StarBenchmark Plaintiff2013
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2013
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Local Litigation StarBenchmark Plaintiff2012
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2012
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Local Litigation StarBenchmark Plaintiff2011
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2011
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2010
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2009
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2008
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2007
Missouri & Kansas Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2006
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992