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Peter Hansen

Personal injury Attorney at Burlington, IA

5.0   27 reviews

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Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    10%

    39 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%

    39 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Peter Hansen has extensive jury trial knowledge and is a former prosecutor with over 37 years of experience in criminal law/defense.

    39 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    We have successfully negotiated and litigated hundreds of personal injury claims over the past 37 years. Our law firm has prevailed in cases against national corporations such as DuPont and General Motors.

    39 years

  5. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%
    Hansen Law Offices has filed thousands of consumer bankruptcy cases for over 37 years and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

    39 years

  6. Brain injury
    5%

    39 years

  7. DUI and DWI
    5%

    39 years

  8. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

    39 years

  9. Litigation
    5%

    39 years

  10. Motorcycle accident
    5%

    39 years

  11. Sex crime
    5%

    39 years

  12. Spinal cord injury
    5%

    39 years

  13. Trucking accident
    5%

    39 years

  14. Violent crime
    5%

    39 years

  15. Wrongful death
    5%

    39 years

  16. Animal and dog bites
    1%

    39 years

  17. Birth injury
    1%

    39 years

  18. Medical malpractice
    1%

    39 years

  19. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    1%

    39 years

  20. Slip and fall accident
    1%

    39 years

Phone: (319) 752-5515

319 North Main Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601

At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we have over 37 years of experience in representing our clients in the state and federal courts. It is our primary goal to diligently ensure that our clients receive the best legal assistance available, while maintaining all of their rights afforded under the law.

Hansen Law Offices is a full service law firm providing services in most areas of the law with the high concentration devoted to General Practice, Including but not Limited to: Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Trial Law, and Wrongful Death.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation concerning your various legal issues. For your convenience, we offer flexible hours by appointment.

Hansen Law Offices is located at 319 North Main Street in Burlington, Iowa, and represents clients throughout the entire State of Iowa, including Black Hawk County, Buena Vista County, Cerro Gordo County, Dallas County, Des Moines County, Dickinson County, Dubuque County, Henry County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Lee County, Linn County, Louisa County, Muscatine County, Polk County, Pottawattamie County, Scott County, Union County, Van Buren County, Wapello County, Washington County, Woodbury County, Iowa; Including the Cities of Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Clive, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Danville, Davenport, Decorah, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fairfield, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Indianola, Iowa City, Johnston, Keokuk, Keosauqua, Lamoni, Marion, Marshalltown, Mason City, Mediapolis, Mount Pleasant, Muscatine, Newton, Osceola, Ottumwa, Pella, Riverside, Shenandoah, Sioux City, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, Urbandale, Wapello, Waterloo, West Burlington, West Des Moines, Wever, and surrounding areas in the State of Iowa.

Phone: (319) 752-5515

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Licensed for 39 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 09/15/2022

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

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Peter Hansen
319 North Main Street
Burlington, IA, 52601

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2022
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A lawyer with a heart
Very caring, professional, and has a no-nonsense approach. He made everything such a breeze for me. He was on top of everything and always got back to me in a timely manner. Truly understands people who are going through a difficult time. I want someone who is smart and has the experience, but I need to know that the individual is deeply invested. You will find this and more at this office. Definitely recommend.
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Posted by Will | September 27, 2022
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Injury
Joyful to find this law firm. Stood by me when another lawyer didn't want my injury case. Mr. Hansen was able to settle with the insurance company for much more than I first thought. He always put pressure on them. My family and I recommend this law firm to anyone in Burlington. They have blessed us so much.
Posted by Dillon | September 26, 2022
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you want him on your side
fought for me like a champ. who else would i ever return to? Didn't care about the threats from the other lawyer on the other side. he writes like a poet. his words are magical.
Posted by Hector | July 15, 2022
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Relentless
Hard workers at this firm while showing me compassion as well. If anyone ever asks me for an attorney I'll always tell them of how great Hansen Law is.
Posted by Rick | June 8, 2022
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Car Accident Injury
Paid attention to the smallest details of my case. He was very well-informed of all the rules and procedures of how to handle the car accident. My insurance contact person at State Farm said they have dealt with Hansen Law many times and that I picked a good attorney. This says it all right there.
Posted by Marcus | May 1, 2022
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crime
Just recently used their services for a criminal case. This was the best lawyer I've come into contact with. Handled things promptly and has outstanding skills. Knows what's up in crime law. Thankful.
Posted by Mike | April 16, 2022
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Bankruptcy
Mr. Hansen and his team were so amazing and extremely caring throughout the process of my chapter 7 bankruptcy. I was very apprehensive about filing, but Mr. Hansen was so good at explaining everything and I really appreciated his understanding, professionalism, and friendly attitude. He is genuine and will tell you like it is. He doesn't beat around the bush with lawyer jargon. I highly recommend Hansen Law Offices to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy.
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Posted by Susan | February 4, 2022
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Iowa car accident
I had a car accident and hansen law helped. They didn't play any games with Progressive. They did low ball tactics. Peter would get visibly upset with their offers. He got over $32,000 more. Hansen beat them at their own games. What a law firm to have in your corner fighting for you.
Posted by Jaylen | January 2, 2022
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OWI
I had a drunk driving OWI charge. Got it thrown out. I owe it all to Peter and the gang.
Posted by Gary | September 18, 2021
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Honest
This is one of the most honest places I've been to. They are truthful and never make up stuff. Also, aren't pushy about things. Not once did they promise something that sounded far fetched. Good people here.
Posted by Chris | August 13, 2021
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Fantastic
Fantastic lawyer in my criminal case. I got off my charges. Mr. Hanson shows compassion. He also was very truthful about what could happen.
Posted by Brandy | October 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Mr. Hansen took on a criminal case for my son. He was very professional and seemed genuinely concerned for my sons best interest and well being, not “just another case”. I highly recommend Peters knowledge and services. He’s just wonderful, as a person and an attorney.
Response from Peter Hansen October 22, 2020
Thank you for the kind words! Glad we could help! Best, Peter
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2020
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Review of Hansen Law Office
Settled my wrongful death claim. Seemed like it took forever, but in the end I got about 3x of what was originally expected. Mr. Peter Hansen found the big things and little things that made all the difference. I also trusted him 100% even when things looked like it could go either way. So yes, I highly recommend this attorney. Very grateful to have found this firm.
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Response from Peter Hansen July 20, 2020
Thank you very much! Take care, Peter
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2020
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Truly Caring!
Peter Hansen, Attorney At Law represented me in my accident injury case. Throughout the process he explained everything I didn't understand to my satisfaction. He answered all my communications: emails, phone calls, or just me stopping by the office. He was there for me. That is the bottom line here. He fought for me against the insurance company and was always in some type of communication with them. Peter made sure all the details of my case were covered. He had all the "t's" crossed and all the "i's" dotted as they say. Peter is very thorough. His office staff was very friendly and helpful. Peter and his staff made me feel as if they were genuinely concerned for my well being. I would highly recommend Peter Hansen as your next attorney of choice!
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Response from Peter Hansen February 13, 2020
Thank you so much! All the best, Peter
Posted by Matt | May 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Defense
A polite man who answered my questions with careful thought. I knew right then that this was the attorney for me. My criminal case was complicated and he even did some brief research right in front of me and that assured me that he can tell me "hey, I don't know, but I am going to find out." I've had other lawyers who I spoke with and they act like they "know everything" when deep down you know they have no idea. Peter Hansen is someone you need if you want to be successful.
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Posted by Julie | July 29, 2018
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Review of Hansen Law
I needed help with a criminal charge. I did some background work on them beforehand. Based on their website, they had a lot of experience and have won many awards. I went even deeper and looked into these awards. Many of them are very hard to get from what I could tell. I then went to the free first meeting and I felt really comfortable with them. They explained things in simple terms and that made me feel like I wasn't being talked down on. Everyone seemed to genuinely care about my case. I urge anyone who needs a criminal lawyer to go to Hansen Law.
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Posted by Teresa | December 22, 2017
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Great Lawyer!!
A great lawyer. Very happy I found him! My family will use him again if we ever need too.
Posted by Elaine | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great man
I had an OWI, made too much for a public defender, but not enough for most lawyers. My boyfriend searched, lawyers.com. Peter was the only one to respond. He worked out a payment arraingment I could afford. I got a deferred judgment and had the other charges dropped. I received the best possible outcome. Plus he explained everything so I could understand it.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2016
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You want justice, you need Hansen!
We hired Peter Hansen for the second time and once again he fought for us and prevailed. The first case involved gun charges, the second drugs. In both cases we were very pleased with the outcomes. However, the second case, unlike the first was a felony charge. The felony charge was dismissed before it even made it to trial. I would highly recommend Peter Hansen, and if I or any of my family or friends ever need legal representation you'd better believe that we will hire him again.
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Posted by Brandon | May 13, 2016
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Injury
I had a three broken bones and nagging injuries from my car crash. All of this happened a few months back. Peter Hansen was awesome. Everything was laid out and the process was so easy. I like that he tells me what is going on and genuinely cares about me and my family. I would tell others to go to him if they are in an accident.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hansen Law Offices
  • 1985 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • Iowa State Penitentiary
  • 1991 - 2015
  • Law Instructor
  • Southeastern Community College
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lee County Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Married Couple Discharge of Unsecured Debts
  • Full discharge of unsecured debts. Kept home and business.
  • Burglary and Sexual Assault
  • After several months of aggressive defense work, the charges were reduced to a simple misdemeanor with no jail time imposed.
  • Personal Injury/Products Liability
  • Settlement before trial. The civil case was resolved against the other driver and the manufacturer of the plaintiff's vehicle for a seven-figure settlement.

Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Des Moines County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2022
  • Listed
  • Iowa Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Who's Who
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Lawyer Limelight
  • Lawdragon
  • 2014
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2010
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Best of Thervo
  • Thervo
  • N/A
  • 30 Years Experience Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • N/A
  • Recognition
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
  • Legal Elite
  • Corporate America
  • N/A
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo, Inc.
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyers In Iowa
  • The Legal Network
  • N/A
  • Best in Bankruptcy Law - Iowa
  • Corporate America Legal Elite
  • N/A
  • Best Criminal Law Firm - Iowa
  • Legal Elite Awards
  • N/A
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Personal Injury
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Des Moines County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge
  • 2012
  • Des Moines County Bar Association - Bankruptcy Reform Act Update
  • Bankruptcy Reform Act Update
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter and I have had a professional relationship for several years. We bounce ideas off of each other and he’s extremely versed in the field of criminal defense. I refer all criminal matters I don’t handle to Mr. Hansen and I highly recommend him for felony matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Burlington Personal injury Lawyer Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen
Personal injury Attorney
Burlington, IA
Licensed for 39 years
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