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Paul Hanson has an incredible wealth of knowledge regarding the legal system and processes involved in a DUI charge, and this is no doubt due to his 3 decades worth of experience. He has a laid back, congenial attitude that instantly puts at ease you, the client, and seemingly everyone else he interacts with. Lake Forest Park is known to be a tough court to bargain in, and so his positive rapport with both the judge and the prosecutor gave me a lot of confidence, and may have very well tipped the balance in my favor, ultimately reducing the charge. His explanation of the consequences for each possible outcome were crystal clear, his directions for what to do pretrial were simple and straightforward, and his answers to my questions were exhaustive, yet elegantly plain in a way that I could understand. Not to mention his fee is considerably lower than most Seattle lawyers!
I can't emphasize enough how Paul's extensive experience allowed him to give me a truly clear picture of my case and all the possibilities, the mindset of the judge, prosecutor, the jury (though we never went to trial), and even the police office who pulled me over. Being convicted of a DUI can be a stressful affair, and Paul gave me confidence in myself and his skill long before my court date. Answered every single phone call. Thanks Paul!
Paul Hanson is a great lawyer with a lot of experience working in the Edmonds area. He was familiar with the court, prosecutor and judge and they knew him and were very willing to work with us. He was clearly respected by the legal professionals in Edmonds and he got the job done. He got my charge reduced to a talking on a cellphone violation which cost me about $100 and did not get sent to my insurance company. He charged $500 which was about the cost of the ticket but saved me money when insurance and having a neg 2 charge on my permanent record were considered. He was great to work with, a very friendly guy and very knowledgeable.
Paul was very knowledgeable about the legal process and my options. For a reasonable price, he did as he said he'd do, and I won my DUI case. I'd highly recommend him to others.
I received a DUI back in May 2013 and new I faced harsh penalties from the State as well as my employer. In fact, I was worried this would cost my job. Paul Hanson came strongly recommended by my treatment facility. We met, he explained everything to me and spelled out my options. After speaking with him I was convinced that entering a deferred prosecution plea was the route for me. He handled all my paperwork, told me what I needed to know when going to court, what the probable outcomes were, and was by my side the entire time. His rates were very reasonable and he took phone calls from me, answering my questions, without sending me an additional bill. I will openly admit that I'm a law enforcement officer from the Puget Sound region. I have a long history in law enforcement and have done numerous DUI's myself. I was scared now that I was on this side of the law. He was exactly the attorney I needed. I will definitely recommend him to anyone. Thank you Paul!
A speeding ticket in Edmonds led me to Paul Hanson. I found him to be a seasoned attorney, knowledgeable about traffic tickets and very helpful. He gave me sound advice how to keep the ticket off my record and keep my insurance premiums from going up. I would highly recommend his legal services.
I hired Paul for a DUI case that was almost 5 years old. He answered all my phone calls, kept me informed on every detail regarding the case. I felt confident in Paul's ability and he gave me a list of tasks that I needed to complete to ensure I would receive the best deal possible. I had a high BAC and speed was also a factor in the charges against me. Long story short, DUI was lowered to a lesser charge and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Paul.
I contacted Paul, along with several other attorneys, for a hit and run unattended charge. Paul was less expensive then the rest, and seemed more knowledgable. I hired him, and he explained my options, and possible outcomes. We proceded down a path that led to a dismissal of the charge. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Paul is a very good attorney, he knows the law and will help you out of your misstep.
I had a speeding ticket that I felt was unfair. Called Paul he explained what the procedure and costs would be. Told me what the up and downsides were. Estimated what my chances were to have it reduced or possibly dismissed. Called and kept me informed. He got it dismissed. Reasonable price, great service and got the job done.
Hope I do not need him again, but if I did would look forward to working with him.
Mr. Hanson handled my injury case after I was involved in a severe automobile accident. Not only did he advise me with regards to all of my doctor and chiropractor appointments, but he and his paralegals handled all of the billing issues once I had recovered. He puts your well-being ahead of his own and makes sure you're taken care of in every single respect.
He handles his cases ethically, in the most professional manner and does a wonderful job of reassuring you that everything will be ok. I would recommend him to anyone who has been involved in an automobile accident.
Mr Hanson represented me after a serious auto accident in 2004. No matter how bad my days were while going through my recovery, he was always supportive and encouraging, and reached out to me on countless occasions, just to see how I was doing. He and his paralegal team are topnotch; he advised me early about what I could to to help my case, and did not press for the final settlement until I was clearly healed and moving ahead with my life, over 2 years after the incident. I have referred him to family as well, and he has proven to be as worthy of my recommendations as he was with my own case. Thank goodness for attorneys like Paul! I am referring a dear friend to him now for a similar situation, and am fully confident that he will put their best interests ahead of his own.