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Mr. Hansen has over 30 years of sailing experience, including racing in
California and Great Lakes, and bareboat chartering throughout
California, the Pacific Northwest, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.


Practice areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 50%
  2. Commercial: 20%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 10%

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Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP

190 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA, 94105-1201


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top AttorneysSan Francisco Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2015
Northern Caliornia SuperlawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top AttorneysSan Francisco Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2014
Northern Calfornia SuperlawyerSuperLawyers2013
Top AttorneysSan Francisco Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmercaU.S. News and World Report2013
Nothern California Super LawerSuperLawyers2012
Top AttorneysSan Francisco Chronicle2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2012
Nothern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top AttorneysSan Francisco Chronicle2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2011
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2010
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in the Bay AreaSan Francisco Business Times2009
Top 100 Setlements in CaliforniaThe Recorder2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2009
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report2007
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Francisco School of Law1983 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Subcommittee on Local Admiralty Rules for the United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor Member1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy and ResourcesMemberN/A
Pacific Admiralty SeminarPast ChairN/A
American Bar Association Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Subcommmitte on Admiralty and Maritime LawPast ChairN/A
Marin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
University of San Francisco Maritime Law JournalPermanent Member Advisory CommitteeN/A
Executive Committee of University of San Francisco Maritime Law JournalMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
International Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
International Bar Association (IBA) publicationGetting the Deal Through - USA Shipping 20102010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of London (University & King's Colleges) LondonN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1982
Tulane UniversityN/ALL.M - Master of Laws in Admiralty, With Distinction1982
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of MichiganN/AB.G.S.1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
London International Maritime Law SeminarRecent Developments in U.S. Maritime Law2013
London International Maritime Law SeminarRecognition and Enforcement of Foreign Decisions in the U.S.: The Confluence of Maritime Law and Bankruptcy2012
Lorman Seminar - Maritime Personal InjuryMaritime Law in Hawaii: Personal Injury and Environmental Damage Claims2008
National Marine Bankers Association Annual MeetingRecent Developments in Marine Finance2007
Pacific Admiralty Law SeminarMaritime Law (Chair)2006
Lorman Seminar - Maritime Personal InjuryMaritime Liens And Vessel Arrests: A Useful Fiction And Important Procedure2002
National Marine Bankers Association Annual MeetingYacht Offshore Registration2001
Joint Meeting of Northern California Law Libraires Assocition and Southern California Law Libraries AssociationRecent Developments in Maritime Law1999
Pacific Coast Yachting Association MeetingMaritime Law and The Yachtsman1998
Pacific Admiralty SeminarHigh Technology Evidence in the Courtroom (Session Chair)1996
Environmental Law Section Meeting, San Francisco Bar AssociationNatural Resource Damage Assessment – Comparing OSPRA and CERCLA1995
National Business Institute - Maritime Personal Injury Litigation in CaliforniaManual for Maritime Personal Injury Litigation in California1993
Pacific Admiralty SeminarRecent Developments in Practice and Procedure (Session Chair)1992
National Association of Law Libraries Annual MeetingMaritime Bibliography: The Essential to the Esoteric1992
Graham & James SeminarAmericans With Disabilities Act and the Maritime Industry1992
Pacific Admiralty SeminarJurisdiction and Forum Non Conveniens1990
National Freight Claim & Security Council, American Trucking Association Region VII, San Francisco,Current Developments in Maritime Cargo ClaimsN/A