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Peter Hansen is a former prosecutor and has over 37 years of experience in bankruptcy, criminal law, and personal injury. Mr. Hansen has earned several national awards and recognitions. 


General Practice, Including but not Limited to:

Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law Defense, 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:
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

American Association for Justice

Iowa State Bar Association

Des Moines County Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys


Achievements include:

• Lawdragon™ 500 Leading Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers Guide

• The National Trial Lawyers Top 100™— Civil Plaintiff

• Super Lawyers (Great Plains, Iowa)™ - Bankruptcy

• Premier Lawyers of America™

• America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys™

• U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers™ - Best Law Firms

• Martindale-Hubbell™—Platinum Client Champion Award

• America's Top 100 Attorneys™ - Lifetime Achievement Award

• Best Lawyers™—Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs - Best Lawyers Publication

• Marquis™—Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement

• Legal Elite Awards™—Best Bankruptcy Law Firm - Iowa & Recognized Leaders in Criminal Law - Iowa

• Million Dollar Advocates Forum™—Certified Member

• Corporate America Legal Elite™—Best in Bankruptcy Law - Iowa

• Martindale-Hubbell™—AV Preeminent Rated

• The Legal Network™—Top Lawyers in Iowa

• Martindale-Hubbell™—Client Distinction Award

• Lawdragon™—Lawyer Limelight

• Avvo™—Superb Rated Attorney

• Martindale-Hubbell™—30 Years Experience Recognition

• Lawdragon™—Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America

• Lawdragon™—Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America - Lawdragon Publication

•™—Best DUI Lawyers

• Avvo™—Clients' Choice Award




(319) 752-5515


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Peter Hansen-America's Top 50 Lawyers-Bankruptcy, Criminal, Personal Injury-Iowa

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