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Paul Gerhard Hanson III

About me




Defending DUIs, criminal charges, traffic tickets, and driver license suspensions. Representing auto accident injury insurance claims. Expunging old criminal records.


Practicing in all the Snohomish County and North King County district and municipal courts for over 33 years. I am a former Lynnwood City Prosecutor.


I have been honored to receive the top lawyer ratings by the national lawyer rating services:  Martindale Hubble's "AV" Peer Review lawyer rating, its highest rating, and the highest rating:"10-Superb"


My law office is conveniently located next to the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA. (near the intersection of I-5 and I-405)


Free first consultation.  Military $ discounts to servicemembers and their families


Call today for your free first consultation.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 51%
    33 years, 1.93 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 34%
    33 years, 1.62 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 8%
    33 years, 1.31 thousand cases
  4. Car Accident: 5%
    33 years, 125 cases
  5. Expungement: 2%
    16 years, 44 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Hussein Karmali

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Paul Hanson for some time and I know he provides superior representation to his clients. He is always courteous and helpful to me. He is a valued member of the legal community.


    Hussein Karmali Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Luke

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul is very experienced in criminal defense and personal injury law. He has been around for years and he's always the person I go to first for advice about criminal law or personal injury.


    Jonathan Luke Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Paul Hanson Attorney Inc PS

3400 188th St SW Suite 484
Lynnwood, WA, 98037-4708


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 SCBA President's AwardSnohomish County Bar Association2011
Certificate of AppreciationSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2010
Certificate of AppreciationSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2009
2008 Liberty Bell AwardSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2008
2008 Award of Special RecognitionSnohomish County DUI & Traffic Safety Task Force2008
2007 Law Day Volunteer RecognitionSnohomish County District Court (South Division)2007
2006 SCDC (South Division) Court Advisory Committee MemberSnohomish County Bar Association (SCBA) appointed representative2006
1997 Certificate of AppreciationSnohomish County District Court (South Division)1997
1995 Liberty Bell AwardSnohomish County District Court- (South Division)1995
1995 Volunteer Attorney AwardSnohomish County Bar Association1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner AttorneyPaul Hanson Attorney Inc. PS.1987 - Present
Assistant City ProsecutorLynnwood City Attorney Office1983 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysAttorney Member2000 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeAttorney Member1989 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1983 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lynnwood v E. AndersonConviction
JPClient's case settled for $350K
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJuris Doctorate (JD) law degree1982
Notre Dame Law SchoolGovernmentBachelor of Arts degree1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ( CLE )Practice Tips for Private Defense Counsel in Snohomish County District Court2010
Career Fair Day 2010careers in the legal field2010
2010 Annual WSAIOP Conference in EllensburgA DUI Defense Attorney's Perspective On Local Alcohol/Drug Treatment Agencies2010