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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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers of Arizona||Arizona Republic||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Lead Counsel Rated for Family Law||Lead Counsel||2015|
|Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Lawyers of Arizona||Arizona Republic||2015|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Arizona||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Clients’ Choice Award for Divorce||Avvo||2013|
|Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law||Lead Counsel||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Dean's Award||Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||1997|
|Judge Pro Tem||Maricopa County Superior Court||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Owens & Perkins, PC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney/Named Partner||Cates, Hanson, Sargeant & Schoenau, PLC||2000 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - 2011|
|State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice Section||Member||2005 - 2010|
|State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section||Member||1998 - 2008|
|State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Scottsdale Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice Section||Member||N/A|
|Arizona State Law Journal||New Hampshire v. Canelo: Federalism and the Exclusionary Rule||1996|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Ask A Lawyer Series||Family Law||2014|