Mike Hansen

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MIKE HANSEN
Attorney

Mike is an AV rated attorney with more than 30 years of experience as a litigator. Mike has developed relationships with attorneys, courts, agencies and municipalities that help him develop and secure better results for clients. Mike has developed significant experience with defending municipalities against claims and complex litigation at both the federal and state level. Mike is an avid Ute fan and lover of the outdoors.

 

LICENSES AND ADMISSIONS

 

Utah, 1979. Bar Number: 01339

United States District Court for the District of Utah

United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit 

United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 

United States Supreme Court

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Utah, B.S. Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1974

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 1979 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Suitter Axland, 1979 – 1998

Nelson, Chipman, Quigley & Hansen, 1998 – 2004

Solo Practitioner, 2004 – 2010

Stirba & Associates, 2010 – 2014

Nelson Jones, 2015 – Present

 

ASSOCIATIONS

 

Utah State Bar, Litigation Section,

Utah State Bar, Elected Bar Commissioner, Third Division, 1989 – 1994

Utah State Bar, Member, Executive Committee, 1993 – 1994

Utah State Bar, Ex-Officio Bar Commissioner, 1994 – 1996

Salt Lake County Bar Association Member

Salt Lake County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1983 – 1994

Member of the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission, 1991—1994

Member of the Utah Judicial Council, 1994 – 1996

Member of the American Inns of Court, 1993 – Present

Trustee for the S.J. Quinney College of Law Alumni Association, 1993 – 1996

Member of Dimple Dell Park Advisory Board, 2005 – 2007

Member of Granite Community Council, November 2006 – 2014

Member of Nine Mile Canyon Coalition Chair, 2013 – Present

Volunteer Lobbyist for Community Organizations

 

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

 

Singer v. Wadman, 595 F.Supp. 188 (D. Utah 1982)

Becker v. Bateman, 709 F.3d 1019 (10th Cir. 2013)

Cavanaugh v. Woods Cross City, 718 F.3d 1244 (10th Cir. 2013)

Cardall v. Thompson, United States District Court for the District of Utah

Thayer v. Washington County School District, United States District Court for the District of Utah

Plascencia v. City of St. George, United States District Court for the District of Utah

Boyett v. County of Washington, United States District Court for the District of Utah

Torrie v. Weber County, 309 P.3d 216 (Utah 2013)