Erik F. Hansen is employed as the managing partner of Burns & Hansen, P.A.. An appellate attorney and litigator known for his concise and direct style of advocacy, Mr. Hansen practices in state and federal courts at all levels.
Mr. Hansen brings a broad range of experience to his appellate practice, handling a variety of cases including commercial matters, civil appeals, and civil litigation issues.
In addition to his appellate work, Mr. Hansen maintains an active civil litigation practice focusing on business litigation and real estate matters. With his experience at all levels of the legal system, he knows the value of thoroughly preparing a case, whether it is the initial stage of an investigation, going to mediation, starting trial, or on appeal.
Mr. Hansen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Morris where he majored in political science and European studies. An active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, he has served on the Membership Committee (Chair, 2005-2007) the Publications Committee, and the Governing Council of the Appellate Law Section (Chair, 2014-2015). He was also a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Hansen participates as a mentor in the University of St. Thomas Law School Mentor Program (2006 - present).
In 2006 through 2011, Mr. Hansen has been named to the Minnesota Rising Star list by Super Lawyers, and also was named a 2006 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. In 2008, he was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure.
Outside of the practice of law, Mr. Hansen is active with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. He is also active in youth sports, coaching both soccer and track.
|MN||Authorized to practice||2000||10/08/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2008|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Up and Coming Attorney||Minnesota Lawyer||2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section||Secretary/Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section||Governing Council||2009 - 2012|
|University of Minnesota Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Tinucci v. Allstate Ins. Co., 487 F.Supp.2d 1058 (D. Minn. 2007)|
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