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Peter W. Hansen - Burlington, IA

319 North Main Street Burlington, IA 52601

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Updated: 07/13/2020

Burlington Personal Injury/Torts Lawyer


Let a qualified, award-winning lawyer take care of all your legal needs. At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we have over 37 years of experience in representing our clients in the state and federal courts. It is our primary goal to diligently ensure that our clients receive the best legal assistance available, while maintaining all of their rights afforded under the law...

About Peter W. Hansen

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Torts 34%
  • Criminal Law/Defense 33%
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (consumer) 33%


  • 30%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney/Owner


  • English (Primary)


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 District of Hawaii, 1989

Other Affiliations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Des Moines County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys


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

Past Positions

  • Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility, Contract Attorney, 2002 - 2015
  • Iowa State Penitentiary, Contract Attorney, 1991 - 2015
  • Lee County Attorney's Office, Prosecuting Attorney, 1984 - 1986
  • U.S. Army, 1973 - 1976

Classes and Seminars

  • Bankruptcy - Exceptions to Discharge, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2012
  • Bankruptcy Reform Act Update, Des Moines County Bar Association, 2006
  • Law Instructor, Southeastern Community College, 1984 - 1986


Other Sources of Feedback About Peter W. Hansen

Included on the 2023 Great Plains list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Peter W. Hansen on Super Lawyers


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 — Civil Plaintiff, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Great Plains Super Lawyer, 2019
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
  • Premier Lawyers of America, 2019
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms, 2017 - 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers Publication, 2016 - 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Platinum Client Champion Award, 2018
  • Best of Thervo, 2018
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys - Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018
  • Marquis, Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Gold Client Champion Award, 2017
  • Legal Elite Awards, Best Bankruptcy Law Firm - Iowa & Recognized Leaders in Criminal Law - Iowa, 2017
  • Corporate America Legal Elite, Best in Bankruptcy Law - Iowa, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2015
  • The Legal Network, Top Lawyers in Iowa, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Client Distinction Award, 2012 - 2014
  • Lawdragon, Lawyer Limelight, 2014
  • Avvo, Superb Rated Attorney, 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 30 Years Experience Recognition, 2013
  • American Registry, America's Most Honored Professionals, 2011
  • Lawdragon, Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Marquis, Who's Who in American Law, 2009
  • Lawdragon, Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Publication, 2009

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Office Information


319 North Main Street Burlington, IA 52601


  • (319) 752-8448

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30am - 5:00pm Mon-Fri

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