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Max N Hanson

also known as Max Hanson, Max Nicholas Hanson

About me

Mr. Hanson was admitted to practice in 1997 in Arizona and the U.S. District Court of Arizona. He has practiced exclusively as a trial attorney appearing in thousands of cases across the state in administrative agency proceedings, arbitrations, bench trials, and multi-day jury trials in a variety of family, civil, and criminal proceedings.

Some of his most notable achievements include:
• 2015 Top Lawyers of Arizona by the Arizona Republic
• 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell
• 2015 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Arizona by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
• 2014 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell
• 2013 Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law
• 2013 AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
• 2013 Clients’ Choice Award for Divorce by Avvo
• 2013 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell

Mr. Hanson is and has formerly been a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Family Law, Trial Practice, and Criminal Practice sections as well as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Hanson graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1997 in the top one-third of his class. While a law student, Mr. Hanson was published in and served as an Editor on the Arizona State Law Journal. Additionally, during law school, he directed the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, a multiple-site, low-income legal clinic, and received the Dean’s Award for service to the law school.

Currently, Mr. Hanson give back to the community by volunteering his time to sit as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court Family Law and Criminal Divisions.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    19 years
  2. Divorce: 40%
    19 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    19 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Karen A Schoenau

    I worked with Max for a little over four years. He is a very knowledgeable and efficient lawyer. He was dedicated to his clients and he knowledge of complex business matters in family law is of the highest level. I would endorse him to any one/


    Karen Schoenau Uncontested Divorce Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • C D Owens Jr

    Max Hanson has been with Owens & Perkins for over two years. He is an outstanding trial attorney and those abilities extend across multiple fields of law. And, he applies those skills across the entire State of Arizona. His exceptional abilities are matched by his character and total dedication to leaving no stone unturned in successfully attaining the goals sought by his clients. He has few peers in that respect and earns a high level of client respect and appreciation from them. He’s a winner.


    C Owens DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Owens & Perkins, P.C.

7322 E. Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251


AZActive 199707/14/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers of ArizonaArizona Republic2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Lead Counsel Rated for Family LawLead Counsel2015
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyers of ArizonaArizona Republic2015
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in ArizonaNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Clients’ Choice Award for DivorceAvvo2013
Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal LawLead Counsel2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Dean's AwardArizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemMaricopa County Superior Court2013 - Present
AttorneyOwens & Perkins, PC2011 - Present
Attorney/Named PartnerCates, Hanson, Sargeant & Schoenau, PLC2000 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - 2011
State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice SectionMember2005 - 2010
State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law SectionMember1998 - 2008
State Bar of Arizona, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Scottsdale Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice SectionMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Arizona State Law JournalNew Hampshire v. Canelo: Federalism and the Exclusionary Rule1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask A Lawyer SeriesFamily Law2014