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I began my legal career clerking for the Hon. Robert E. Bowen in the Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  After I finished law school, I clerked for the Hon. Thomas Forsberg with the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  I presently practice criminal defense, real estate and civil litigation in the Eastern Sierra.  I have a niche practice representing mountain guides with the Forest Service.  I like to ski, hike, climb and run in the mountains. 


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    21 years


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Contact info

Therese M. Hankel

549 Old Mammoth Road, Ste. 12
P.O. Box.2728
Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546-2728


MNNot Authorized - Non-payment of fees198606/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation, Planning CommissionerTown of Mammoth Lakes2005
Certificate of Appreciation, Master Facilities Plan CommitteeTown of Mammoth Lakes2005
Planning CommissionerTown of Mammoth Lakes2005
Editor of Law ReviewWilliam Mitchell College of Law1986
Law Review, Staff MemberWilliam Mitchell College of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Therese M. Hankel1995 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Paul S. Rudder1995 - 1996
AttorneyRudder, Liebersbach, Mohun & Carney1993 - 1994
AttorneyPopham Haik Schnobrich & Kaufman1988 - 1992
AttorneyMinnesota Court of Appeal, Clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Forsberg1987 - 1988
Judicial Law ClerkHennepin County District Court, Clerk To The Honorable Robert E. Bowen1985 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2008
Inyo County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Mono County Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1986
College of St. BenedictN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981