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Joshua David Hansen

Litigation Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    19 years, 400 cases

  2. Environmental and natural resources

    19 years

  3. Real estate

    19 years, 2,000 cases

Josh is a graduate of the Tulane University Law School where he received a certification in Environmental Law and was a member of both Environmental and Civil Litigation Clinics. He founded what is now Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC in 2004 as a general practice with a focus on real estate matters while growing the litigation practice.  The firm is now heavily concentrated on Eminent Domain law and more than 90% of the work of the firm is representing businesses, families and individuals when their property is taken by a government entity or prviate utility.

Josh is a proud member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice where he has served in many roles, including two times as the Chair of the Eminent Domain and Land Condmnation practice section.  He is a frequent speaker and presenter in continuing legal education seminars focused on eminent domain.

Josh lives in Raleigh with his wife and daughter.  An avid fisherman, Josh is frequently stalking trout while fly fishing in the mountains or cruising the coastal waters in search of red drum and speckeled trout.  He does manage to snag a few every now and again.

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Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC
1618 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC, 27608-2338


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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-475 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hansen, Howell and Wilkie, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • North Carolina Department of Transporation v. Smothers Warehouse, Inc.
  • Jury verdict in favor of landowner.


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Triangle- Law Firms
  • Triangle Downtowner Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best of the Triangle - Law Firms
  • Triangle Downtowner Magazine
  • 2014
  • Eminent Domain Lawyer of the Month
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • 2014


  • Trials Briefs Magazine - NCAJ
  • Getting to "Just Compensation"
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Mountain Magic, NCAJ 2012
  • Eminent Domain Legislative Update
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section
  • Ethics - Negotiation and Tax Forms
  • 2011
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section
  • Severance Damages
  • 2011
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section
  • Ethics - Advertising, Fees and Disbursements in Condemnation Cases
  • 2010
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section
  • Getting to Know Your Property
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Joshua
Real estate Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Josh. He is an excellent eminent domain and condemnation attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A good guy that will take the fight to them."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable, especially in condemnation and eminent domain matters. He fights hard to get the best result for his clients."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a zealous advocate for his clients."

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Raleigh Litigation Lawyer Joshua David Hansen
Joshua David Hansen
Litigation Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation