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Marji Hanson

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   60 reviews

also known as Law Office of Marji Hanson

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Marji

Learn Marji’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    40%
    My legal practice focuses exclusively on the reorganization and discharge of consumer debt through either Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

    34 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    40%
    My legal practice focuses exclusively on the reorganization and discharge of consumer debt through either Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

    34 years, 1,100 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    My legal practice focuses exclusively on the reorganization and discharge of consumer debt through either Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.v

    34 years, 1,100 cases

Marji Hanson has 30 years of experience helping people understand their legal options and helping them determine if filing for bankruptcy relief is the best path through their financial challenges.

If you are searching for a new financial beginning, you have options and rights.  You can make the choice to take back the control of your finances.  Our firm offers dedicated legal services exclusively in the area of consumer bankruptcy law. We can help you regain control of your financial future. We can help you manage or even eliminate debt. In most cases, we can either work out a plan to repay the money you owe over time or completely discharge most of your bills. 

Marji graduated with both a business degree and her law degree from the University of Utah.  She is a member of the Utah bar and licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Utah.  She has been a guest lecturer for the family law and bankruptcy sections of the Utah State Bar, the Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum and the National Business Institute.

Check my blog for information about consumer bankruptcy and find answers to frequently asked questions:

Feel free to contact us by email or by phone to discuss your options. Don't hesitate to ask questions to find the answers you need to move your life forward.

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Location

Watton Law Group
311 South State Street
Suite 280
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

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Reviews

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Posted by Lori | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Marji has been a lifesaver to many of my friends and family. We are so grateful for her help. She is so smart, kind, calm, thorough, to the point … and a wonderful human.
Posted by Liz | October 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Prompt reply to my questions
Marji was prompt in replying to my messages or emails . She explained the Bankrupcy process in detail to ensure I received the best outcome. Even after bankruptcy was discharged Marji answered my question in a prompt manner.
Posted by Aaron | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She is Incredible.
Bankruptcy is tough, Marji knows the laws and the process. I spoke to 5 bankruptcy attorneys, all recommended by others I choose to hire Marji, and she is incredible. I highly recommend Marji.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2021
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Professional who Goes Above and Beyond
Marji Hansen walked us through every step of the bankruptcy process; she was always there to answer questions and her communication was always timely and discrete. Marji felt like a true partner... I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
Posted by Michael | March 31, 2021
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Efficient and thorough
Marji’s thorough and efficient work made our portion of the paperwork and deadlines easy to accomplish. Compared to what we witnessed and heard of others, our experience was simply comfortable. We will always have great regard for Marji Hanson and thank her!
Response from Marji Hanson April 23, 2021
Mike, thank you for your kind review. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and wish you and Pam continued good health.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A hard thing, made easier
When I first looked into filing for bankruptcy, Marji sat with me and took the time to explain all my options and what each option would entail. She gave me thoughtful, sound advice that she would have given her own child, so I was confident that she wasn't just trying to make a dime. Throughout the process she was there to explain and reexplain everything I needed. Honestly, I don't think I would have been able to handle the stress and burden of what I was going through without her by my side. I highly recommend her for both her expertise as well as her professionalism.
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Posted by Lisa | November 19, 2020
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Professional, Knowledgeable, Friendly
Marji helped me and my husband during a very stressful period of our life, with professionalism and kindness. She kept us informed and was always readily available if we had questions. Her knowledge and experience is exactly what we needed. We highly recommend Marji Hanson. She will take exceptional care of you!!
Response from Marji Hanson December 9, 2020
Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations on completing your plan!
Posted by Michelle | October 25, 2020
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Expert in her field!
Marji was awesome! I was in a chapter 13 so I had lots of questions but she answered them all with confidence and clarity. She was quick to respond to my emails and kept me informed anytime something happened with my case. She also had a very personal touch. I believe she really cared about *me*. Without judgement or criticism. She expertly guided me through an otherwise scary situation and I am grateful for that. I would 10/10 recommend!
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Posted by Nicole | October 23, 2020
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Excellent experience!
Marji Hanson was my lawyer for my Chapter 13. She explained the process and answered all my questions with clarity and patience. All inquiries I had were answered quickly and I was well supported throughout the Chapter 13 process.
Posted by Julie | September 29, 2020
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Best possible experience
Marji Hanson came highly recommended to me and I’m so glad I took that recommendation! Ms. Hanson was professional, compassionate, thorough, and knowledgeable. She made a scary, embarrassing situation manageable and as easy and painless as possible. She made sure everything was in order before the court date and kept good communication.
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Posted by Mel | June 26, 2020
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What a Relief
Clearly, nobody wants to go through a bankruptcy. When my business failed, I went from a position of financial strength and independence to a position of feeling trapped and very vulnerable. I'm grateful for Marji's help and counsel through the process. The way she explained my options, and her counsel on what she thought would be in my best interest, helped me make the required decisions and feel good about the outcome. She didn't try to persuade me in one direction or the other. Rather, she helped me see the potential outcome of each path and how my future might look, depending on which path I took. I would and have recommended Marji Hanson to friends who might be in a position to need an attorney for such challenging circumstances.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2020
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Priceless!!
Having a lawyer that is not only knowledgeable but willing to put the client first, is worth their weight in gold. Marji is priceless!! I filed a Chapter 7, and am so glad o did. Marji made the process straightforward. She explained things, clearly (steps and process, what to expect and when). She’ll work hard for you and set you up for success. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, feel overwhelmed and hopeless, Marji will show you the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2020
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So grateful for Marji!
I am 70 years old and I had a lot - A LOT - of medical debt. I had been working and struggling to pay my monthly payments for years. THEN, I had to quit my work due to a medical condition. There was no way I could pay my debts without a job. I had no choice but to declare bankruptcy. I felt overwhelmed with all that I assumed had to be done to prepare for the bankruptcy. I was so humiliated that I couldn't pay my own debts and embarrassed to even go to the first appointment with Marji. However, she treated me so kindly and respectfully. She was able to help me feel at ease as she simplified and walked me through what I needed to do to prepare. She emailed me step-by-step instructions for every deadline and every single thing I was required to do. When the time came to meet with the trustee, I felt prepared, calm, and confident. It was interesting to watch the cases that were before us. Every single one had problems of some kind. One did not have all the information filled out and so it took longer. One didn't know the answer to one of the questions and so it also took longer. The third one was totally unprepared to even be there and was told to gather the information and then come back when she was prepared. When it was our turn, thanks to Marji's expertise, organization and follow-through with me, all our i's were dotted and all our t's were crossed! We were done and on our way out in about three or four minutes. She genuinely cares about her clients and makes an extremely stressful process about as stress-free as it can get. I am so thankful that I found out about her. Without reservation, I highly recommend Marji Hanson!
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Posted by Stefanie | January 29, 2020
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Best decision ever
I can’t thank you enough for helping me with the bankruptcy process. It’s honestly the best decision I ever made! I’ve saved money, upped my retirement, paid off my private student loan, and am throwing money at my federal loans now with the goal of payoff in under two years. Last night I heard people talking about waiting to do something because they don’t get paid for another week. I realized I no longer live in that paycheck-to-paycheck anxiety and it’s a great feeling. I also feel I can provide for my loved ones when needed. We are even in the pre-approval process for a home—in September I’ll be able to get a loan for one since it’ll be two years since discharge! My credit score is at 719 (from 534 right after bankruptcy. All is well.
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Posted by Michelle | January 24, 2020
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Great to work with!
Marji was with us every step of the way. She always had an answer to even the dumbest questions without making you feel dumb.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2020
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Attorney who cares
I filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and was very nervous about the whole thing. After meeting with Marji the first time, she made me feel at ease and I knew she was someone that would have my best interest at heart. She was always quick to respond to my questions and made the whole process painless. I would highly recommend Marji!
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
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Financial situation
Marji is professional and on top of her game! She was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to everyone in financial trouble.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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Thorough, responsive, and dedicated
After interviewing several attorneys, I hired Marji to assist with my bankruptcy matter. She is fierce and knowledgable about the law, responded to my questions and concerns quickly, and helped me navigate the process with ease and confidence. You couldn't ask for a better attorney. I highly recommend.
Posted by Guye | October 10, 2018
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Our case
MARJI is fantastic. She was extremely diligent and forthcoming in our case. We received prompt and correct updates on all procedures to do with our case. Cannot say enough good about her kindness, understanding and professionality
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
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Perfect experience
Honestly, I was scared to death going through bankruptcy but the professionalism and fast repor Marji had with me was great. It made the process easy and not scary at all. I came away from it feeling so much better about the situation and my future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Law Office of Marji Hanson, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Office Of The Chapter 13 Trustee
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Judith A. Boulden
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District Of Utah
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Associate Attorney
  • Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Law Clerk to Judge Judith A. Boulden
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District Of Utah
  • 1991 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: A. P. Santos, 18-27975
  • motion granted

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum
  • Board Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum
  • Former Board Member
  • 1996 - 1998
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Jefferson Fordham Debate
  • Chair
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Young Alumna of the Year
  • S.J. Quinney School of Law
  • 1995
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Beginners Guide to Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2015
  • Annual Family Law Seminar, Utah State Bar Association
  • What Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know About Bankruptcy Law
  • 2015
  • Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Marji
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Marji has an extensive background in all bankruptcy and debt-related issues. Her vast experience allows her to handle a wide-variety of issues. She is compassionate and helps clients through tough situations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top Bankruptcy Attorney. Great insight. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse Marji Hanson for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. She is both compassionate and no-nonsense at the same time. If you have a simple or a complicated Chapter 13, she will do an excellent job."
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Salt Lake City Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Marji Hanson
Marji Hanson
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation