The Law Offices of William G. Hanson in take pride in providing result driven, high quality, cost-efficient legal services and solutions for businesses and individuals from our offices in the East San Francisco Bay town of Walnut Creek, California and from our offices at One Magnificent Mile (at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street) in Chicago, Illinois.
We familiarize ourselves with your unique circumstances, needs and goals and make a realistic assessment to effectively prepare and do what is necessary to prevail on your legal issues. We have a track record of success using all types of dispute resolution methods including litigation, arbitration, mediation, settlement conferences, and where preferable, negotiation and settlement without suit. In addition to our civil trial work, we also provide preventative legal services, such as contract drafting and review, to prevent matters from becoming disputes and to prevent disputes from escalating.
The firm’s principal attorney, William Hanson oversees all client matters and provides efficient, well considered, and in-depth legal solutions. With over 30 years of experience as a civil trial attorney practicing in state and federal trial courts throughout the U.S., and concentrating in the state and federal trial courts in Illinois and California, he has successfully represented businesses and individuals from many industries. From Fortune 500 Companies to mid-sized manufacturers to sole proprietorships, from large contractors to homeowners to real estate brokers to restauranteurs to individuals, we bring vast experience and creativity to legal problem solving. We offer free consultations to anyone in need of a resolution to a legal problem that might require the involvement of the state or federal civil trial courts. We're available to listen, to discuss your issues and help you move forward toward a resolution.
Our clients use our experience, advice, and counsel to obtain leverage and put themselves into better positions to negotiate settlements or to obtain favorable results at trial and in other dispute resolution forums. Leveraging experience adds value to your position of strength to obtain the most favorable result.
When faced with strenuous or unreasonable opposition to our clients' positions, we litigate aggressively and have a history of success through trial. We are a favorable option to larger firms costing considerably more. And, unlike in those firms, you won't have to change lawyers if you go to trial.
We recognize that you have a unique set of objectives and concerns, which is why we listen to fully understand the cirumstances and details surrounding your legal issues and will discuss with you, and advise you on, how best to proceed with your case. Lines of realistic, honest and straight forward communication with our clients are always open so that we are always in agreement as to how to proceed and always have the same objective. Your goals become our goals.
In order to find the most advantageous solution to a problem, it's necessary to first gain a full and complete understanding of your options. We’ll explain your options so you can make informed decisions each step of the way as you move forward. We'll also work to keep your options open and to create new or different options as circumstances warrant. We are highly creative in finding favorable solutions.
Although we often resolve our client’s cases outside of court, we recognize that this is not always possible. We prepare to resolve the dispute, on terms favorable to our clients, regardless of the forum. And, unlike most firms, if your case goes to trial, whether expectedly or unexpectedly, you won't have to change lawyers and pay to bring your trial lawyer up to speed. We stay with your case at every step and at every step we work to better your ultimate result.
Mr. Hanson is a wealth of information and the outcome of my case was exceptional.
He is terrific about responsiveness and is incredibly cost effective... I highly recommend him.
Integrity, expertise and a reasonable fee. William, in my experience has been all of the above.
I have... referred numerous clients who have been greatly satisfied with his professionalism and integrity.
He was always diligent, industrious, collegial and smart and he always showed sound judgment. I highly recommend him.
We have extensive experience and a history of being routinely successful at trial. This adds value to your case, maximizing the likelihood of a favorable result.
Every case is different, and it’s important to discuss the details of your situation in order to get a realistic idea of what to expect from your case. Our goals for your case should always be in a realistic alignment with yours, every step of the way.
It is a fundamental tenant of this practice that we always be on the same page as our clients and it is imperative that we are unified in the plan and path to success. We are always open and honest and try to be as accurate and realistic as possible when predicting results.
Our clients — regardless of whether they come forward with a business dispute, real estate concern, or other civil law matter — are routinely pleased with the results we attain on their behalf. Explore the reviews we’ve received from both clients and professionals who have worked with us over the years.