About Us

A law firm is a melding of beliefs, traditions, knowledge and expertise that reflects the influence of the past and a vision for the future.  In the legal practice areas we service and through the attorneys in our firm, we stay dedicated to our future while proud of our tradition and rich history.

Aggressive Advocates


Founded in 1946, Hansen Dordell was built on the principles of trust, honesty, and hard work. Today, we carry these principles with us as we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations with pride and integrity. Over the years, we have developed a reputation as a congenial group of attorneys who value hard work and diligence.

We are a medium-size firm and devote our full attention to every case—a work ethic that has not gone unnoticed. In fact, many of our clients across the nation have trusted their legal work to us for more than 60 years. They know we view each case with a fresh perspective and keen eye. We have a special talent for simplifying complex issues and ensuring our clients have a solid understanding of the issues at hand. At Hansen Dordell, we know each case presents us with a new opportunity to be thoughtful, innovative, and attentive.


Deep Roots, New Opportunities


Hansen Dordell was founded in 1946, by Horace R. Hansen.  Like many others of his generation, Horace left a promising career to serve his country. He served it well and, as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, he prosecuted war crimes at the Nuremberg trials and served as Chief Prosecutor at the Dachau trials. Throughout his career, Mr. Hansen sought to advance the cause of justice by seeking to better the lot of the common person, often favoring the side of David over Goliath. Today, Hansen Dordell reflects his influence and philosophy. Our present generation of attorneys follow in his footsteps, as well as those of all the great lawyers who have been associated with the firm throughout the years.

Our formula for success is simple: preparation, knowledge and experience.

Although the legal profession has gone through changes over the years, we have always believed that the ability to continuously provide strong service makes all the difference in the results we achieve for our clients. Our vision for the future includes honoring the values our firm was founded on, while expanding into new ways to serve our clients. Like our firm’s founder, we will work hard to be viewed by our clients and our opponents as respectful, innovative, and diligent lawyers.

To learn more about the firm’s rich history, visit our Firm History Timeline.