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Paul Gerhard Hanson III

Paul Gerhard Hanson III

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Car Accidents, Expungement

About Me




Defending DUIs, criminal charges, traffic tickets, and driver license suspensions. Representing auto accident injury insurance claims. Expunging old criminal records.


Practicing in all the Snohomish County and North King County district and municipal courts for over 32 years. I am a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor.


I have been honored to receive the top lawyer ratings by the national lawyer rating services:  Martindale Hubble's "AV" Peer Review lawyer rating, its highest rating, and the highest rating:"10-Superb"


My law office is conveniently located next to the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA. (near the intersection of I-5 and I-405)


Free first consultation.  Military $ discounts to servicemembers and their families


Call today for your free first consultation.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    32 years, 1.78 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    32 years, 1.43 thousand cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 9%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Car Accidents: 5%
    32 years, 100 cases
  5. Expungement: 1%
    15 years, 30 cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Lucas Daniel McWethy

    Paul Hanson is a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. His knowledge of the judicial system and it's procedures would be an asset to any client. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation.


    Lucas McWethy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anita L Redline

    I endorse Paul because his great work on behalf of his clients is well-known among attorneys. I've referred many clients to Paul because I am confident that he will take good care of them. I cannot say enough good things about Paul. He's patient, kind, and considerate with people. Clients with DUI/DWI problems will appreciate working with Paul!


    Anita Redline Administrative Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Paul Hanson Attorney Inc PS

3400 188th St SW Suite 484
Lynnwood, WA, 98037-4708




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2010 SCBA President's AwardSnohomish County Bar Association2011
Certificate of AppreciationSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2010
Certificate of AppreciationSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2009
2008 Liberty Bell AwardSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2008
2008 Award of Special RecognitionSnohomish County DUI & Traffic Safety Task Force2008
2007 Law Day Volunteer RecognitionSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2007
2006 SCDC (South Division) Court Advisory Committee MemberSnohomish County Bar Association (SCBA) appointed representative2006
1997 Certificate of AppreciationSnohomish County District Court (South Division)1997
1995 Liberty Bell AwardSnohomish County District Court- (South Division)1995
1995 Volunteer Attorney AwardSnohomish County Bar Association1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner AttorneyPaul Hanson Attorney Inc. PS.1987 - Present
Assistant City ProsecutorLynnwood City Attorney Office1983 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysAttorney Member2000 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeAttorney Member1989 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1983 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1983 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lynnwood v E. AndersonConviction

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of San Diego School of LawLawJuris Doctorate (JD) law degree1982
U of Notre DameGovernmentBachelor of Arts degree1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ( CLE )Practice Tips for Private Defense Counsel in Snohomish County District Court2010
Career Fair Day 2010careers in the legal field2010
2010 Annual WSAIOP Conference in EllensburgA DUI Defense Attorney's Perspective On Local Alcohol/Drug Treatment Agencies2010