Ian Hansen exclusively represents plaintiffs in civil litigation. He focuses on civil rights violations including disability discrimination (particularly those case involving the abuse of young children with autism), child abuse in schools, and child sex abuse, as well as catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving dangerous property conditions.
Prior to entering private practice in 2013, Ian served as a Staff Attorney for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for five years. He also served as a judicial law clerk for the United Department of Justice. He has extensive experience in both state and federal court and is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ian graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in May 2007. He was ranked in the top one percent of his graduating class and received Awards for Academic Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, Contracts I & II, Criminal Procedure II, Evidence, Torts I & II, Legal Writing and Research I, and Real Estate Transactions. Ian was also a senior editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and served on the Moot Court Board. He also served as judicial extern to legendary District Judge Thelton E. Henderson while in law school.
Ian received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Portland State University where he graduated summa cum laude.
A longtime San Francisco resident and renter, Ian is committed to issues related affordable housing and eviction and has volunteered extensively with the Eviction Defense Collaborative and has been recognized by the San Francisco Bar Association for his volunteer work.
Ian is married with two children. Ian’s hobbies include backcountry backpacking and camping, playing music, and reading.