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Seth Lynn Hanson

About Me

As a father of four, I understand that parents will do all they can to provide for their family.  One part of my bankruptcy practice I really enjoy is that I help individuals and families regain their financial footing and secure hope for a better future.


Outside of my law practice I enjoy spending time with my family and serving in the community. I have been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, receiving my Eagle Scout Award as a young man, and having more recently served in adult leadership capacities. I have rendered pro bono legal services for the indigent and elderly with Legal Services of Northern California. I am actively involved in my church and teach a daily Bible study course to local high school students.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
    14 years, 750 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 30%
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Marlon Holden Bateman II

    I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow bankruptcy attorney, if I ever have a perplexing question I call Seth. He is knowledgeable and prudent. Highly recommended.


    Marlon Bateman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Law Office of Seth L. Hanson

919 Reserve Drive, Suite 118
Roseville, CA, 95678

980 9th Street
16th Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814

9245 Laguna Springs Drive
Elk Grove, CA, 95758

1300 H Street
Modesto, CA, 95354

1652 West Texas Street
Fairfield, CA, 94533

672 W 11th Street
Tracy, CA, 95376

1510 Poole Blvd
Yuba City, CA, 95993

1255 Treat Blvd
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597

5201 Great American Parkway
Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA, 95054

5250 Claremont Avenue
Stockton, CA, 95207




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
J.D., magna cum laudeBYU Law School2001
Academic ScholarshipBYU Law School1998
Eagle Scout AwardBoy Scouts of America1992
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Seth L. Hanson2006 - Present
Staff AttorneySupreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyHawkins Delafield & Wood LLP2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyMennemeier Glassman & Stroud2003 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorRutan & Tucker2001 - 2003
Summer AssociateRutan & Tucker2000 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
BYU Management SocietyBoard Member2011 - 2012
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy ForumMember2010 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyBoard Member2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Placer County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Winter v. Window Fashions Professionals, Inc. (Cal. App. 5th Dist. 2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 943, 83 Cal.Rptr. 3d 89My clients won the appeal.
In re SmithMy client successfully discharged his debt.
In re PetersonMy client successfully stripped the second mortgage off her residence and discharged her general unsecured debt.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Bankruptcy BlogStudent Loan Debt Crisis Just Got Twice as Worse for College Students2013
Bankruptcy BlogCan I lose my job if I file for bankruptcy?2013
Bankruptcy BlogHidden Cost of Payday Loans2013
BYU Law ReviewBernstein v. United States Department of Justice: A Cryptic Interpretation of Speech in the BYU Law Review.2000
The American ForumEthical Superiority: Progressive or Proportional Taxation1997
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Brigham Young UniversityAmerican Studies and HumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
PCLPA MeetingThe Morality of Bankruptcy2013
Semi-Annual MeetingNuts and Bolts of Estate PlanningN/A