Peter W. Hansen - Hansen Law Offices

Peter W. Hansen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

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.

Bar Admissions:

Iowa, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1985
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1986
U.S. District Court, Western District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court of Hawaii, 1989



University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1982
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979
Major: Philosophy
National College of District Attorneys, Denver, Colorado, 1985


Military Service:

U.S. Army, 1973-1976

Work Experience:

Contract Attorney at Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, 2002-2015
Contract Attorney at Iowa State Penitentiary, 1991-2015
Attorney/Owner at Hansen Law Offices, 1985-present
Prosecuting Attorney at Lee County Attorney's Office, 1984-1986
Law Instructor at Southeastern Community College, 1984-1986


Classes & Seminars Taught:

Bankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2012
Bankruptcy Reform Act Update, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2006


Memberships and Associations:

Iowa State Bar Association

Des Moines County Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Additional Information

Areas of Concentration — Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury
The University of IowaBA 1979The University of IowaJ.D. 1982
Iowa State Bar AssociationDes Moines County Bar AssociationNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Case History

Personal Injury (car accident)/Products Liability — Settlement before trial. Description: The plaintiffs were a minor child and his mother who were driving in a motor vehicle that was struck by an oncoming car which resulted in serious permanent injuries to the child and his mother. The civil case was resolved against the other driver and the manufacturer of the plaintiff's vehicle for a seven-figure settlement.
Criminal Law Defense — Client was charged with first degree burglary and sexual assault. Client was facing decades of prison time. After several months of aggressive defense work, the charges were reduced to a simple misdemeanor with no jail time imposed.
Major Settlements and Verdicts

$2,450,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$290,000.00 - settlement for industrial accident

$200,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$154,000.00 - verdict for breach of contract and lost earning capacity

$150,000.00 - slip & fall accident against casino

$100,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$95,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$55,000.00 - auto accident verdict

Client Comments

"Peter Hansen is smart, understanding, and has past experience against the defendant. I was looking for all of these things because I couldn't afford to lose. After several months of discussions with the insurance company, we received an amount that was beyond my wildest dreams. It is all thanks to Hansen Law Offices. I will definitely go back and tell others who need an experienced lawyer."

-Michael Johnson

Office Location

319 North Main Street
Burlington, IA 52601
United States

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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