For Individuals

Representation that counts.


We pride ourselves on providing advice and advocacy to our clients, whether simple or complex. We will help you understand alternatives and how to implement solutions.

Hansen Dordell attorneys represent individuals in estate planning and trust administration, individuals facing physical injuries, including medical malpractice, job loss, contract disputes, bankruptcy, criminal charges or a myriad of other legal situations.

With lawyers licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we provide services in the following areas:

Our Services to Individuals

Estate Planning/ Estate and Trust Administration

Everyone needs an estate plan. Our lawyers can clearly explain the wide variety of options, from simple joint ownership and beneficiary designations to wills and complex trusts. And when a death occurs, we can guide you through the estate or trust administration, advise you about probate and assist with tax issues.

Trust and Estate Litigation

Occasionally, disputes arise among beneficiaries of trusts and estates or between fiduciaries and beneficiaries. In the event of a dispute relating to a trust or estate, our attorneys will work with you to resolve the dispute in an efficient and respectful manner.

Individual Employment

At Hansen Dordell we work with employees in many different ways. From helping you negotiate an employment agreement to advising you on non-compete and severance agreements to representing you in a discrimination case. We've got the experience you need.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

People sometimes become incapacitated due to age, illness or injury. In those cases, it may be necessary for a family member, friend or independent party to be appointed as a guardian or conservator in order to have the legal authority to care for the incapacitated person.

Medical Malpractice

Hansen Dordell has been representing injured patients in medical and dental malpractice claims for more than 30 years. Learn how Hansen Dordell can help you.

Personal Injury

Individuals look to us for representation in matters involving personal injury. Whether the matter involves an automobile accident, slip-and-fall, dog bite, products liability, dram shop claims, natural gas explosion or other injury-producing event, we have the experience, technical knowledge and resources to represent you.

Workers' Compensation Mediation

Workers’ compensation mediation can save both sides’ litigation and discovery costs by working to resolve the issues prior to incurring the costs associated with expert depositions, hearing preparation, and possible appeals.

Criminal Defense

If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, contact us to understand your rights and options. You will likely need legal representation. Criminal charges can result in major consequences.

Workers' Compensation

We take great pride in helping our clients and loved ones obtain wage loss benefits, the medical care and resources necessary for recovery, and rehabilitation resources necessary to return to work with as little stress as possible.

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