Significant Matters

Criminal Defense:

Peter Hansen has extensive jury trial knowledge and is a former prosecutor with over 30 years of experience in criminal law/defense.

Client was facing aggravated assault charges and several years in prison. The jury found him not guilty.

We represented a young man charged with attempted murder and willful injury. He was facing 35 years in prison. The main issues in this case were whether our client was justified in using deadly force in defending himself, and whether the police violated his due process rights by failing to preserve blood evidence left at the crime scene. In the end, the jury found that the defendant was totally justified and acquitted him of all charges (no prison time). Click here to read the full newspaper article.

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.

Personal Injury:

Our law firm has prevailed in cases against national corporations such as DuPont and General Motors.

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.

Judgment for a woman who was killed in a car accident in Lee County, IA. Awarded a judgment of $1.247 million in actual and punitive damages.

Recent Verdicts and Settlements by Hansen Law Offices:

$2,450,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$1,247,000.00 - judgment for auto accident

$290,000.00 - settlement for industrial accident

$260,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$200,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

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

$150,000.00 - slip and fall accident against casino

$100,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$95,000.00 - settlement for auto accident

$55,000.00 - auto accident verdict

Bankruptcy:

Clients were a married couple with children who fell behind on their home and business-related debts. This was a result of significant credit card debt. Clients filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief, and were discharged of all their unsecured debt, thereby making their home and business payments affordable.