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319 North Main Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601 | Phone: (319) 752-5515 | Fax: (319) 752-8448 |

At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we have over 30 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.

319 North Main Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601 | Phone: (319) 752-5515 | Fax: (319) 752-8448 |



Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    34 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    34 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    34 years, 1.3 thousand cases



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - PlaintiffsBest Lawyers in America2016
Best in Bankruptcy Law - IowaCorporate America Legal Elite2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyers In IowaThe Legal Network2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo, Inc.2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lawyer LimelightLawdragon2014
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo, Inc.2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
30 Years Experience RecognitionMartindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
America's Most Honored ProfessionalsAmerican Registry2011
Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2010
Top 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2009
Who's WhoWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHansen Law Offices1985 - Present
Contract AttorneyMt. Pleasant Correctional Facility2002 - 2015
Contract AttorneyIowa State Penitentiary1991 - 2015
Law InstructorSoutheastern Community College1984 - 1986
Prosecuting AttorneyLee County Attorney's Office1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1992 - Present
Des Moines County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Married Couple Discharge of Unsecured DebtsFull discharge of unsecured debts. Kept home and business.
Personal Injury/Products LiabilityConfidential 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.
Burglary and Sexual AssaultAfter several months of aggressive defense work, the charges were reduced to a simple misdemeanor with no jail time imposed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
LawdragonLawyer Limelight: Peter Hansen2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of IowaPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Des Moines County Bar AssociationBankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge2012
Des Moines County Bar Association - Bankruptcy Reform Act UpdateBankruptcy Reform Act Update2006