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Meriam E. Hansen has practiced law for 18 years.  Her practice has focused virtually exclusively on employment law, civil and commercial litigation, and client counseling and training.  Meriam has spent her career representing clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.  She also provides pre-litigation advice and counseling to clients on a regular basis. 

Meriam's philosophy includes the belief that preventing litigation is ideal; however, once litigation has begun, it is essential that clients have an attorney with the technical knowledge and expertise to resolve their case.  Clients need someone who knows the rules and how they work; they need someone who can listen to their concerns and professionally and aggressively advocate on their behalf.  Ultimately, clients need someone that can solve their problem effectively and efficiently.  Communicating with clients, putting their needs first, and keeping them informed of their options at every stage of representation is essential.  Lawyers are trustees of the justice system.  As leaders, Meriam believes they have an obligation to promote the highest ethical practices, civility and equal access to justice. 

Meriam has worked for one of the largest law firms in California, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, as well as small boutique litigation firms.  She has represented large and small companies, and companies that are local and have a national presence.    

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1996 (under her maiden name of Meriam Hamilton), Meriam is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    18 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    18 years


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse Meriam Hansen - she is very experienced and well-qualified in handling tough employment and labor law cases. She's responsive and focused on working for the good of her clients.


    Nou Lee
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jeremy Paul Rutledge

    I strongly endorse Meriam, she's an excellent attorney with rich experience in employment and labor issues. She's there for her clients when they need her.


    Jeremy Rutledge Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices of Meriam E. Hansen

5150 Fair Oaks Blvd., Ste. 101-332
Carmichael, CA, 95608


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVarious Private Law Firms2007 - 2015
Litigation AttorneyPalmer Kazanjian Wohl Perkins2003 - 2007
Litigation AttorneyLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith1998 - 2002
Litigation AttorneyAnderson, Krehbiel, McCreary & Brian1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Starzynski v. Capital Public Radio, Inc.Plaintiff failed to show any triable issue concerning constructive discharge. Plaintiff failed to show any triable issues precluding summary judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Francisco Business TimesCalifornia Employers Face Huge Attorney Fee Awards in Wadge NonPayment Claims, Says Hackard Law2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Pepperdine UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Pepperdine UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServiceEmployment Related Records2004
Sacramento Employers Advisory CouncilHow to Investigate Employee Misconduct2001
Various Private EntitiesSexual Harassment TrainingN/A