Christopher D. N. Hanson

Christopher D. N. Hanson

RE broker 40+ years / Atty for 25 .. Easements / Contracts / Partitions / Fraud
  • Real Estate Law, Insurance Claims
  • California
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Who am I? Why do I do this? What are you getting when you hire me and my staff? Am I any good at this lawyer stuff? Will I win? Those are all good questions; and I even have answers for some of them.

I started the firm in the mid 1990’s after the Savings and Loan implosion killed commercial real estate for about five years.

In 1978, I got my California real estate license, and two years later, my broker’s license. In 1993, I was awarded the nationally recognized CCIM designation by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. In 1997, I was admitted to practice law in California and founded Hanson Law Firm. I started the Firm to defend real estate brokers. We sue them too.

But as the market changed, drastically, so did the Firm’s, and my, focus. When insurance carriers began making wholesale denials of claims made by my brokerage clients, I stated suing the very carriers who were supposed to protect those brokerages. Successfully. As plaintiff's counsel we've recovered millions. As defense counsel, I’ve had plaintiffs’ attorneys sanctioned over $13,000 for filing frivolous lawsuits against my clients.

I’m an experienced trial lawyer, not just a litigator. I’m not afraid of (and actually enjoy) being in a courtroom. I’ve been called ingenious, tenacious, and strategic. I’ll take those accolades.

In 2015, I wrote my first book, titled “War Story Wednesdays: A Trial Lawyer’s Tales from the Trenches”, a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.

I’ve won cases I should have lost, and lost cases I should have won. I don’t give up. I don’t often give in. What I believe, more than anything else, is that if you’ve been wronged, you should be allowed to recover. If you hire me and my staff, you get our best effort. And, while that may not always be enough, it’s a lot. I’m happy to say that most of our clients have walked away from the gut wrenching experience of a lawsuit knowing and feeling that we did well.

John F. Kennedy University College of Law
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Professional Experience
Hanson Law Firm
Articles & Publications
War Story Wednesdays - A Trial Lawyer's Tales from the Trenches
Cartwright Publishing
C.A.R. = CYA ? Concerns re New COVID 19 Forms
Hanson Law Firm
Commercial Tenancy and Force Majeure - NonPayment of Rent
Hanson Law Firm
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 187954
- Current
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Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute
- Current
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CALIF Real Estate Broker  # 00881860
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • Real Estate Broker Claims or Defense
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
315 Montgomery
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (877) 421-9181