Mike Hansen has, for over thirty years, been a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs and defendants in both Federal and Utah State courts. Specializing in personal injury, securities, contracts, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, environmental, and business litigation, Mike brings a wide range of legal experience to mediations and arbitrations.
Mike graduated magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi) from the University of Utah in 1974. He thereafter graduated from the University of Utah College of Law (now the S.J. Quinney College of Law) in 1979.
Mike was admitted to the Utah State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Utah in 1979, admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 1980, and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1984. Highly respected by his peers, Mike has served as President of the Salt Lake County Bar Association (1988 – 1990), a Utah State Bar Commissioner (1989 – 1994), as a member of the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission (1991 – 1994), as the Utah State Bar’s representative on the Utah Judicial Council (1994 – 1996), and as a Trustee of the University of Utah College of Law Alumni Association (1993 – 1996). Mike has served as a Master of the Bench in the David K. Watkiss-Sutherland Inn II of the American Inns of Court.
Mike has been rated by his fellow attorneys as “AV”, the highest rating given, in Martindale- Hubbell. Having been involved in well over 100 mediations, Mike is convinced that if the lawyers involved realistically analyze their case, and can communicate effectively with their clients, almost every case can be successfully mediated at a great savings of both time and expense to the litigants involved. “Clients should recognize going into a mediation that they’re probably not going to get everything they want. However, the probability of parties resolving their dispute in a manner in which it can be a ‘win/win’ for all parties is much greater in mediation than at trial.”
Fee: $250.00 per hour.