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Albert Hansen

Criminal defense Attorney at Portsmouth, NH

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Hansen Law Offices, PLLC

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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 23 years
    Maine - ME 23 years
    New Hampshire - NH 26 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Albert

Learn Albert’s areas of practice.

QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES REASONABLE FEES SINCE 1997.

DWI, OUI, superior and district court cases, domestic violence, habitual offender, all motor vehicle/license cases, felonies, misdemeanors and violations, as well as divorce/domestic relations are the areas of practice for Attorney Albert Hansen.  Al Hansen is a 1991 graduate of Bates College, followed by a law degree from Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware.  He is licensed by exam in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Previously, Al worked as an assistant county attorney prosecuting cases for the government.  He now represents individuals as a criminal defense attorney and family law attorney in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.  Al has extensive courtroom experience with numerous jury trials under his belt.  He is a member of the New Hampshire and Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, National College of DUI Attorneys, and is the former Vice Chair of the NH Bar Association Family Law Section.  Al brings a broad level of experience to his firm, representing individuals and families in criminal, juvenile, and family law matters since 1997.  Attorney Hansen lives near Portsmouth/Kennebunk with his wife and two children.  In addition to spending time with family, Al enjoys skiing, cycling, and backpacking.  In 1992, Al successfully "through-hiked" the entire length of the 2,157 mile long Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  He brings a compassionate and energetic approach to all cases he handles. 

Location

Hansen Law Offices, PLLC
Hansen Law Offices, PLLC
62 Portland Rd., Ste. 44
Kennebunk, ME, 04043
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defence
Albert was exceptional. He really took care of me and all of my interests. He was personable throughout the process and followed up with me all the way to the end.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
Motor Vehicle Misdemeanor
Al represented me in a Motor Vehicle Misdemeanor case. Due to some tricky details, there was quite a bit at stake for me. Al had a great 'bedside manner' and was very explanatory and compassionate throughout the case. I would recommend him to anyone looking for defense in a Motor Vehicle case.
Posted by Dennis | January 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Competent and Professional
Attorney Hansen guided me through a very difficult period in my life. He negotiated a resolution to my case that I would describe as highly optimal, and his fee was reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence Charge
I am very grateful to have retained Attorney Albert Hansen as my Criminal Defense Attorney in this matter . I live in Rockingham County, NH. After all the facts of this case were revealed , I was very pleased with the outcome and resolution . Attorney Hansen represented me with respect and professionalism, always available to answer any questions and gave me very sound realistic legal advice .
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
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Fantastic Attorney!
Attorney Hansen was able to resolve my divorce quickly. He was my THIRD divorce attorney as the others were incompetent. He did some discovery and located a hidden retirement fund. I would highly recommend him as he is more than qualified to handle any case. His professionalism is very much appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Attorney Hansen helped me during a difficult time. The matter was resolved quickly. He was the first lawyer I ever had to hire and I am so glad I did! He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and his clients are his number one priority!
Posted by Ken | October 1, 2017
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Attorney with Integrity, Intelligence, and Experience
Attorney Al Hansen is a soft spoken guy who really cares about his clients. Al is not soft on your defense however, but instead acts professionally and aggressively on your behalf. I firmly believe that this is what really matters with the court as opposed to other types of lawyers that give the profession a bad name. I was wrongly charged with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order which had very unusual and emotionally driven circumstances surrounding it. At the consultation Attorney Hansen sat with me for close to an hour and a half (going after normal working hours) and really *listened* to my very long and complex story. He appeared objective, treated me with respect, and took ample notes which, among other factors, lead me to hire him on the spot. Attorney Hansen was very responsive in court and made many appropriate objections, many of which worked out to my favor. He also cross examined the accuser (my wife) respectfully but thoroughly. We were originally scheduled by the court for a half hour hearing which went on for well over an hour (due to the complexity of testimony) and had to be continued ... a month later (Not anyone's fault, just the way the courts are). Al took the time to call the court a couple days later (ended up being a Friday) and ask me if I could rush down to the courthouse to pickup the restraining order amendment before court closed. I was awarded visitation with my children and was able to see them sooner than if I had had to wait for the order to be mailed. I can't express how happy I was at that moment after not being able to see my children for a month. Upon the continuance hearing Attorney Hansen was able to argue that the testimony did not constitute Domestic Violence *and* that there was no imminent threat (which was/is the truth). He did this without being disrespectful toward the accuser or the opposing counsel. I believe that this is very important in family matters, not to mention keeping on good terms with the judge. His knowledge of the law and ability to refresh the judge of key pieces of the witness testimony ultimately led to the case being dropped ... before I had to testify. Let me be clear, nobody "won" this case because there are no winners in a traumatic family event such as this. I certainly made some bad choices in my marriage and take responsibility for my part in our family troubles but I certainly did not commit violence or threats toward my wife and Attorney Hansen helped the court to see through to the truth. I believe that Al treated me with respect and did right by me and my family in a time of crisis.
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Posted by Amy | October 10, 2014
Great and Knowledgeable Attorney!
Attorney Albert Hansen was great to work with. He made me feel comfortable during a stressful time and answered my questions truthfully & honestly without making me feel like an idiot. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat! Thank you, Attorney Hansen!
Posted by Larry | December 7, 2011
Awsome Job!
Al helped me get what I needed for my case. He was there always for me and my family to expedite my issues on a personal as well as on a business level with care, kindness, and understanding. He got me what I needed and asked for in a reasonable amount of time. I recommend him and his firm HIGHLY. I had no doubt with him and his firm either. Thank you AL.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hansen Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bosen & Associates, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Normand & Associates, PA
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Family Legal Services
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Hansen Law Office
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Rockingham County Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Delaware Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • K.B. v. M.J.
  • The N.H. Supreme Court agreed with Attorney Hansen's analysis, vacated the order, and remanded the case back to the trial court.
  • State v. C.C.
  • State nol-prossed (dropped) charge just before defense counsel's closing argument.
  • In the Matter of Valentina Conant and William Faller, 2014-067 (N.H. Supreme Ct.)
  • Affirmed in part and reversed in part
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • NH Bar Reduced Fee & Pro Bono Program
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Tony Corroto Enterprises, LLC
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm
  • Seacoast Media Group Readers' Choice Award
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 2022 Winter Session: LawLawPalooza
  • 2022 Winter Session: LawLawPalooza - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • From Interview to Verdict: Trying Serious Bodily Injury & DUI Death Cases
  • From Interview to Verdict: Trying Serious Bodily Injury & DUI Death Cases - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • DUI Talks: Defense Ideas Worth Spreading
  • DUI Talks: Defense Ideas Worth Spreading - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Sentencing Assistance
  • Sentencing Assistance - CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • Pozner on Cross: Advanced Techniques Using the Chapter Method
  • Pozner on Cross: Advanced Techniques Using the Chapter Method - CLE Attended
  • 2020
  • OUI Training
  • OUI Training - CLE Attended
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Albert
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney that is well respected in the legal community. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hansen is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is an experienced criminal defense practitioner who brings years of experience into the courtroom. I highly recommend this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often see Al at DWI seminars. He is well trained and I wouldn't hesitate to refer a case to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hansen is an excellent attorney and has a great grasp of the law. I gladly endorse Mr. Hansen."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Al is a solid attorney. Very knowledgeable and always thoroughly prepared. I happily endorse Al."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Albert is a well respected criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Al. He has years of valuable experience."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of endorsing my friend Al Hansen. I have known Al since we were interns at the Rockingham County Attorney's Office while we were in law school. Al is a hard working attorney who will go the extra mile to help his clients no matter what the situation. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to place your faith in Al!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Al for over a decade in the criminal defense arena and I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Al Hansen does a very fine job representing individuals going through a divorce. He has a keen sense on how best to identify marital asset and properly evaluate marital assets. Al is also tenacious in the courtroom and I"m proud to have him associated with me."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hansen is a great attorney and very knowledgeable. I have turned to him on multiple occasions when I've had questions about criminal law and criminal procedure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have witnessed Al work extremely hard for his clients. He always goes the extra mile for his clients to get them the best result possible. I recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal attorney."
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