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Mr. Hansen was raised in a small farming town in Southern Minnesota where he still has family and many friends. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and then went on to the University of North Dakota for his law degree. His Mid-Western accent has faded over the last 25 years, but his small town work ethic and determination remain. Mr. Hansen and his family are active members of the community.


For over 25 years Mr. Hansen has represented individuals and businesses in planning, transactions, and litigation in Oregon. He is a highly-regarded trial lawyer with a long history of actual courtroom experience and success. His work now focuses on Business, Real Estate, and Fiduciary/Elder Law matters.


A pragmatic thinker, Mr. Hansen is a well-connected member of the Willamette Valley who is extremely skilled in guiding clients through creative and efficient solutions which are unique to his practice. In that regard, he is a founding member of the University Club of Salem, whose members include many of the community's best and brightest people and businesses. For over fifteen years, he has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.



Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    27 years, 300 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    27 years, 450 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    27 years, 500 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    27 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($295/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Eden Rose Brown

    Greg is a dedicated, experienced attorney who advocates strongly for his clients. Having worked opposite Greg on a difficult elder fraud case, I found him to be fair and ethical and he keeps his ego in check to resolve matters efficiently and equitably. Greg has the highest level of integrity and we are fortunate to have him in our community. I endorse him wholeheartedly.


    Eden Brown Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Barbara J Smith

    When you need counsel to take an elder law case to trial, Greg is thorough and professional.


    Barbara Smith Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

570 Liberty St SE Ste 100
Salem, OR, 97301


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Rated Judicial EditionMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Coach of the YearSalem-Keizer Pop Warner2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Burtness Law ScholarUniverstiy of North Dakota1989
University of North Dakota Law ReviewUniversity of North Dakota1987
Class PresidentUniversity of Minnesota1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberGHCLaw LLC2007 - Present
ShareholderCrothers Hansen PC1989 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use SectionMember2015 - Present
University Club - SalemFounder / President2009 - Present
Marion County Bar Association, Court Practices and Procedures CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Marion County Court Visitor CommitteeFounding Member2007 - 2009
Willamette Valley Estate Planning CouncilMember2003 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Elder Law SectionMember2001 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Law Practice Management SectionMember2000 - 2009
Blindskills, Inc.President2000 - 2005
Oregon State Bar, Business Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Oregon Law FoundationMember1994 - 1995
Oregon State Bar, Litigation SectionMember1990 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionMember1990 - 1994
Oregon State BarMember1989 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of G******* R*****Opposing party's petition to appoint guardian was withdrawn and dismissed in the middle of trial.
M***** W****** v. D** M*****Defeated petition for elder abuse and restraining order. Obtained award for client attorney fees in excess of $8,000.
In the Matter of R****** L**** S****Defeated State of Oregon's attempt to eliminate guardianship in high profile death penalty case.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon Law Institute (OLI)Litigtion in the Probate Court2003
Administering Oregon Estates OSBar CLELitigtion in the Probate Court2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of MinnesotaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation in Trusts and EstatesFiduciary Litigation2015
Litigation in the Probate CourtElder Law2003
Litigation in the Probate CourtElder Law2003
Administrating Oregon EstatesElder Law2002
Litigation in the Probate CourtElder Law2001