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Shaun Hanson

Family Attorney at Murrieta, CA

4.2   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
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Attorney Shaun Hanson is a family lawyer and founding partner of Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. Since 1997, he has handled more than 5,000 family law cases. Attorney Hanson always makes it his goal to seek the best possible resolution for clients. While that often means resolving a case out of court, he understands that not every case can be settled in this way, and stands ready to advocate in the courtroom. With a strong reputation in the community and among local courts, Attorney Hanson stands out as an accomplished Riverside divorce lawyer.

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Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
25240 Hancock Avenue
Suite 110
Murrieta, CA, 92562
Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
4160 Temescal Canyon Rd.
Suite 406
Corona, CA, 92833
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Posted by Penny | October 30, 2019
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The perfect choice
I highly recommend Shaun Hanson. He is incredibly bright, knows the law and demonstrates a passion for his profession. Shaun and his office were very responsive to my inquiries responding within a day of receiving my messages. He has a way of grounding all parties which fosters an amicable approach to resolving the dissolution of marriage. Shaun researched information for me and presented fair options. He was honest about the pros and cons of pursuing each path. These options allowed each of us to feel good about our compromises therefore enabling us to draft a final agreement quickly. He was very considerate of the painful feelings associated with divorce and empathic. Shaun also ensured that the needs of our children were a priority. This office is extremely knowledgeable, kind, professional, yet not pretentious or exploitive. I highly recommend their services.
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Posted by Cathy | June 27, 2019
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Excellent Representation
I found Mr. Hanson and his staff to be very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. My issue was resolved quickly and thoroughly. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Chris | June 27, 2019
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Very professional Family lawyer with ton of experience!!
Sean was very easy to work with. We were having a problem finding someone who could help with mediation. The courthouse facilitator was backed up for months. I called Sean and he helped out tremendously. We were able to get in right away and set up a new custody and visitation schedule in less than 30 minutes. Everything was taken care of and filed for us. This was such a relief because of the military and we were moving and needed to get this done right away. I am extremely grateful for his service. Recommend anyone to go and see Sean for family court needs.
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Posted by Linda Belikoff | May 2, 2017
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Amazing Divorce Team
Thank you to Shaun, Eric and Monica for helping me through the process of my divorce. I tried to do things nicely and suggest to my ex we use a paralegal to just do our paperwork. He was nice at the beginning then all of a sudden did a 180 and all heck broke loose, thought he was entitled to everything and more he contested felt he was entitled to spousal support, half of my retirement all of the belongings (keep them!!) and wants me to pay for his attorney's fees too! Monica and Shaun really did what they said they would do. Wish I new of them prior I wasted thousands on a previous attorney that made no headway except empty promises and empty pocket book. I was recommended to the firm by a friend that went through a divorce. I had court appearance after court appearance and Shaun and Erik never gave up they stayed strong and made me feel at ease when we went to court each and every time. Finally a trial appearance took place, All I can say is THANK YOU!! I can honestly state that I have dealt with a professional team of attorneys and paralegal. All of my many questions and emails always were answered quickly and thoroughly each time by Monica, she made phone calls comforting me in times I wanted to say the heck with everything just let him have what he wants I want it all done and him out of my life. Erik Bradford handled a couple of the trial dates Yes a couple...and he was AMAZING! Shaun Hanson handled the negotiations and the FINAL DAY, he too is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! Thank you Shaun, Monica and Erik. This should have been an easy divorce no assets, adult children. But no he has contested the divorce and feels he is entitled to spousal support, half of my retirement and wants me to pay for his attorney's fees and wanted so much more. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE AMAZING JOB YOU DID FOR ME. And the peace I now have in my life after trying to finalize my 5 year divorce. You did it for me in a year, after others could not do it and had years on the case. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! LB :)
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Posted by Mercedes | July 5, 2016
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Thank you for being an amazing Attorney!!
I used this firm for my divorce and after some time, it's finally over. A divorce and can messy and mine was as messy as could be. I trust this office and my Attorney Shaun Hanson because they had my best interests from the beginning to end. There were times where I felt defeated because of my ex husband turning everything into a battle, but luckily I had a great firm by my side and kept going until the end. I feel that they were fair with the amount that I was charged. I know that I could not have been able to do this by myself. I highly recommend this office to anyone that unfortunately may be going thru this process.
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Posted by Charles Sesma | May 4, 2015
Shaun Hanson and navigating your divorce
Hello my name Charles on April 28th 2015 was my divorce trial day. If you have found yourself living out the final chapters of your marriage and facing the unknowns and confusion associated with divorce. Then please hear me. FEAR..False, Events, Appearing, Real, try not to let fear dominate your thoughts. Let go of your Anger. Anger clouds your judgment and increases stress. These two are very important! I am in stage 3 heart failure, as a result I am in a constant state of adrenaline, like a pot just under the boiling point at all times. Emotional basket case I admit. The anger of my divorce and fear in having to entrust strangers with the extremely important moments that will affect the rest of my life. Well,I failed at both of these. Which made my journey much more difficult emotionally. Mr. Hanson at the helm of, Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. I honestly cannot think of any attorney’s office in the Temecula area that is more formidable in court, fair and honorable in dealings with their clients. In the midst of my case this office put up with me. The tolerance and grace shown unto me while clearly I have not been successful in controlling my emotions is way beyond the services provided by this extremely talented firm. I suggest spend a day go to court, watch Mr. Hanson in action, he was always considerate of my condition and made sure I did not have to stay at court one minute longer than absolutely necessary. My only regret in regards to Mr. Hanson is I never got to see him in action. I can tell you he has a presence that commands the room, that comes across and is undeniable. If you find yourself as I did in that small percentage of divorce cases that actually have to go to trial due to the non cooperation of the opposing party. Then, I would like to introduce you to my hero, Mr. Erik Bradford, this man again repeatedly put up with me and my emotional rants, it is extremely difficult for me to even sit down and have a normal conversation his patience saved me from myself, I lost count of how many times he had to ask “may I continue with my explanation” on account I had yet again cut him off mid sentence. In court he was totally in control to the extent I never even made it to the witness stand. Mr. Bradford’s demeanor, it was obvious the Judge likes him and for good reasons honorable people like each other. Judge Rushton is truly an honorable man. I found myself intrigued and fascinated as to the way he sifted through all the attempts to deceive the court, even though he did not give me the blood letting and decapitations my anger wanted. Judge Rushton and Mr. Erik Bradford did something way beyond dollar bills and my expectations. They gave me back my voice in the affairs of my life, and as a result my anger lost it’s foothold and has been released. There is no way in words to describe a value on this. So publicly, I humbly request that this office my forgive me and my behavior that I am sure was a challenge. If I had to walk this path again, I would absolutely hire Mr. Hanson and this firm. My hope is, I have said something that helps.
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Posted by Janice | June 23, 2014
Excellent Attorney Experience
My journey down this long dark and everlasting road is still continuing. It began in March of 2013 and again another court appearance. This time a trial appearance took place yesterday, Tuesday June 17, 2014. At this point I can honestly state that I have dealt with a professional team of attorneys and paralegal. My many questions and emails have been quickly and thoroughly answered each time. Yesterday Mr. Bradford handled the trial end of my case and he was fantastic! Mr. Hanson has been handling the negotiations and he too is wonderful. This team understands you as a person and is willing to work with you. I know how threatening attorneys can be especially financially, but not this firm. They truly do work for you! Thank you Shaun, Erik, Daniel, Dana and Aracelli-you all get an A+ in my book (I'm a teacher) so that is an inside joke. We meet back again in court to hopefully complete the trial September 26, 2014 (yes the courts are that backed up) so I'll update everyone then on the final status of my divorce. This should have been a "slam dunk" no assets, he was incarcerated for 8 1/2 years and upon his release I filed for divorce. No children-they're all grown up. But he has contested the divorce and feels he is entitled to spousal support, half of my retirement and wants me to pay for his attorney's fees too! This team has dug in for me and gone beyond thier duties. I would recommend them to anyone who is need of a divorce attorney and then some!
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Posted by Tanisha Cooper | May 7, 2014
Trustworthy, Honest, Loyal and Most Genuine Representation a Single Mother Could Ask For.
Dear Mr. Shaun Hanson, I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme gratitude and appreciation for all your hard work and relentless effort and persistence in pursuing a positive outcome in my legal battle regarding my precious daughter Jazmyne. It was one of the hardest and most emotional situations I have ever been in, and I felt throughout the process you went over and beyond the call of duty to resolve the matter as quickly and fairly as possible. Your confidence and assurance helped me tremendously in coping with the process, yet you were always truthful and forthright. I was always kept in the loop and was educated and informed throughout the custody battle. Your patience and professionalism were impressive, but you’re sincere caring and concern was what really set you apart from most attorneys especially the ones I have hired in the past. I wish I would have known about you in 2008 because it would have been done then not years later. You couldn’t have been more thorough and accurate, especially since this was complicated and complex in that you had to deal with someone who was not mentally there which was my unhealthy ex-husband. So many times my life was at jeopardy the moment I walked out of the court room, escorted out by police however you put yourself in the same chaos to keep me safe and most important “Hopeful”. I remember your words very clearly, “You’re not alone, You will never be alone, I’m here to help and We will get through this together your daughter will be safe and the stability she needs from you very soon”. Overall, you are truly an Exceptional, Generous and Courageous and most Genuine Attorney and I will be forever grateful to you, Dana and Araceli. Though I hope no one has to go through what I went through, I will certainly highly recommend you and Hanson, Gorian & Bradford Law Firm if anyone is looking for a top family law attorney. I’m extremely blessed to have our family attorney Iver Bye refer me over to your office and almost three years later I was no longer a Victim, We became Victorious! Many Continued Blessings over your Career and continue to help others like myself which gave me Hope again. Best Regards, Tanisha
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2014
Shaun Hanson is AWESOME!
Shaun Hanson represented me several years ago. i had tried several times to file my paperwork pro per. After having my paperwork rejected, i hired Shaun to file for me. My initial divorce was easy as it was amicable, however a few years later my ex took me back to court for post judgement modification of visitation. Upon arriving to court and finding my ex had brought his family with him, knowing how embarrassing i thought it was to be in court at all, Shaun asked the judge for an in chambers session so my ex's family was unable to "watch" the hearing. He was incredible sensitive to how i felt and handled my case in a respectful and professional manner. He is an amazing attorney! He is fair and respectful to the opposing party as well! f you are in doubt about hiring Shaun Hanson for your family law case, my best advise to you is to go watch him in court (he is Hemet family law court almost every day)! He is amazing and the respect he has of his peers is evident!
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Posted by "Blessed Mother of 3" | May 2, 2014
A True Blessing!!!
Hiring Shaun Hanson & working with his paralegal Monica were a blessing to me. Shaun was always there in court, meeting me (if needed), gave me his legal opinion AND fought for me when it counted. Monica was always on top of my case with paperwork filled out properly & on time, having me do stuff for her to save me money AND always getting back to me promptly via email or phone calls. I was VERY blessed being recommended to Shaun & his firm by a friend, hiring him AND having him & his legal team fighting for me. They made my divorce & custody battle less painful then it already was...by made us feel more safe & secure knowing we had someone fighting on our behave. I would hire AND recommend his legal services to friends & family...which I already have. Thank God for Shaun & Monica in mine AND my kids lives!!!
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Posted by L. WILLIAMSON | July 31, 2013
Best representation I have ever had
I hired Shaun Hanson for a Paternity case which had been ongoing for quite some time. After two other lawyers did not help to move my case in more than a year, Shaun accomplished more than my two previous attorneys in just a few months. I highly recommend this office. They were all very helpful and Shaun is a very Knowledgeable Attorney and definitely knows the Law. I was very impressed that every time I called the office, the phone was picked up within the first two rings. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!
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Posted by Scott | January 21, 2013
Excellent
I was referred to Shaun Hanson by a friend who had gone through a nasty divorce. I had a similar situation and he did a fantastic job for me! He is very smart and it only takes you seying him do his thing at Court to know that he is fantastic. I would highly recommend him to anyone. If you have any doubts, see for your self.
Posted by Lisa | April 19, 2012
Lisa
Shaun Hanson and his staff are wonderful. They treated me great and Shaun was able to get my case settled when no one else could. I would recommend him to anyone!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2012
MS. JENNIFER JONES
I WAS TRYING TO HANDLE MY OWN DIVORCE AND SAW SHAUN IN COURT. I CALLED AND WAS GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT THAT SAME DAY. I PAID A RETAINER, WHICH I WAS TOLD WAS REFUNDABLE. MY CASE WAS DONE AFTER JUST ONE MORE COURT APPEARANCE AND I GOT $286.00 BACK FROM MY RETAINER. SHAUN IS AGGRESSIVE AND COMPETENT.
Posted by Donna B. | March 14, 2012
Shaun Hanson is absolutely awesome
Shaun Hanson represented me in my divorce a few years ago and he is absolutely an amazing Attorney. In my oppinion, the BEST there is. He has always gotten me very good results. I had to use him on two other occasions since my divorce as my ex keeps taking me back to Court for custody and visitation. Shaun Hanson has been an awesome Attorney and I feel like my ex husband can take me back to Court as many times as he wants because my Attorney kicks butt!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
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Save yourself....there is 10 times better!
I absolutely DO NOT recommend Shaun Hanson to anyone. Do your homework. Interview multiple attorney's. Your money and time is worth so much more than having this man on your side who will do nothing for you, but take your money. I did more work on my own with a friend than what he did for me. The one hearing I had, he spoke up once. I lost the 80% custody of my kids and had to pay my abuser alimony. This should have never happened when I have a restraining order on my spouse. It was very difficult to determine were my case was at any given time. Because in reality nothing was being done. I was told of a court hearing the same wk. Very poor communication from Shaun. However, his accountant was always sure to call me. I spoke up to defend my case and his lack of productivity, but Shaun stated I was being disrespectful.....ladies, you don't need a man like this representing you. Specially if this is how your ex-behaves. Not caring, not helpful to my case, charged too much for backwards steps taken. There are 10 times better attorney's out there. So sad that this law firm exists.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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Unreliable
I hired Shaun to represent me, and the night before my court date, he flaked on me. He was so confident and friendly when I went for my consultation; I really trusted him, but as soon as he got my money, he acted like I was bothering him. He didn't return my calls, and just strung me along until the day before my court date. When I came in to his office to prepare for court the day before my court date, he passed my case off to some lawyer I'd never met. He gave me no choice, and I had no time or money to find another lawyer. I see by the review sites that he does this a lot. If you hire him, you have no idea who will actually be representing you in court. He says he will be there for you, but don't believe it. As soon as he has your money, he will toss you off to a rookie and never look back. Once he has your money, he doesn't care.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2014
Not even close to fair representation
I hired Mr. Hanson and his firm to represent me in what should've been a cut and dry custody case. I had previously had 80%+ custody of my son, when his father moved back to the area and decided he now wanted 50/50 (i'm sure to avoid paying child support). I stressed to the courts that this was a challenge for my son (who was only a toddler) to go from living primarily with me to now being shuffled house-to-house every 3 days. Mr. Hanson assured me that he agreed this situation was not suitable, and that we could contest the mediator's recommendation in court. I guess what he meant by contest was that I could roll over and submit to the judge when it actually came time to go in front of the judge -because that's exactly what Mr. Hanson did. When the judge (who was new to the family law bench) stated that he was following the mediator's recommendation (the same mediator that has several grievances and complaints filed against him), Mr. Hanson didn't make a peep. Just asked that a "90 day review" of this arrangement be made. But as anyone in law will tell you - once a court makes a ruling, they hardly ever go back on it without damaging evidence. So here were are 6 months later, $6k later, and my ex has 50/50 of our son. And my son is now regressing in his behavior and can't understand why he's split between two homes all of a sudden. Thanks, Shaun. Meanwhile, while the 90 day trial period was underway, my ex submitted a declaration to the court accusing me of abuse, racism, and a bunch of other unreasonable things (he was grasping at straws,) and the paralegal from this office calls me to "discuss" them - I put discuss in quotations because what I really mean is that SHE continued to accuse ME, and took my ex's words as truth rather than asking me my side of the story. I was 39 weeks pregnant and she basically told me, "well you've lost the case now just so you know. we should just call opposing counsel now and agree to 50/50" I'm sorry - but who am I paying you to represent? I was hysterical and emotional and could not believe she approached me in that way. I was so shaken up because I knew what the truth was! And here she was taking my exhusbands side. While was paying her $200+ an hour to read the court documents. I show up to court only to find out that Mr. Hanson had had supposedly had some kind of motorcycle accident and wouldn't be there to represent me at the hearing that day - his partner, Mr. Bradford would. Mr Bradford showed up 90 minutes late and basically took advantage of my pregnant emotional state and told me not to go in front of the judge - to agree to the 50/50 arrangement and be done with it. I told him I would keep the current arrangement (which was technically I had 57% or something random,) if the schedule of the visits could be changed - instead of 3 days on 3 days off, could the schedule be one week on one week off. Mr Bradford said sure! No problem! Come to find out, this made the custodial timeshare an even 50/50 percentage, meaning I lost primary custodianship of my child. And now to enroll him in school next year, I will have to pay the courts (and another attorney) for a 730 custodial evaluation, which is upwards of $10k. The representation of this firm is horrific - they look at you as a number, an invoice, a payment - they don't take the time to get to know your case or your end goal. Their end goal is just getting paid. Period. I spoke two Mr. Hanson TWICE between October and May - once at our consult in October, once at the hearing in November - and never again. All of that for over $6k in work.
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Posted by Earl | February 5, 2011
Total waste of my money. Untrustworthy.
His secretary claimed that he had an ear to my judge because he was pro-tem in her same courtroom. He boasted he will get me everyhting I wanted only to fizzle out and charge me outrageous fees. He forgot to hav me sign my deposition so I could not contest it and buried an offer to settle by one of his now gone attorneys. He does not like settling. Au contraire. The long it lasts the more money he can milk. Stay away form him (and unfortunately most divorce lawyers as they are truly scheisters and I though that was just an expression until I had to use him).
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • California State University, Long Beach
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  • State Bar of California
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Southwest Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2007
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Family Attorney | Nov 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
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"I highly endorse this lawyer. Shaun is a wonderful attorney who understands the emotions involved in family law and is well prepared to deal with the necessary issues."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shaun. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
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"I endorse this lawyer.A consumate professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
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Family Attorney | Jan 30
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Family Attorney | Jan 10
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Family Attorney | Jun 16
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Murrieta Family Lawyer Shaun Hanson
Shaun Hanson
Family Attorney
Murrieta, CA
Licensed for 29 years