John Edward Hansen

John Edward Hansen

Salt Lake City, Utah

John Edward Hansen finds great satisfaction in helping the lives of individuals who have suffered tragic injuries.  Over the past 23 years, John has successfully tried more than 60 cases in federal and state courts throughout Utah.  He is a past President of the Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter, and a past Vice-President of the Federal Bar Association for the 10th Circuit.  John's legal practice is now focused exclusively on obtaining recoveries for seriously injured clients.  

On the personal side, John enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and five children.  In the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt's advocacy for 'the strenuous life' John has run 17 marathon races in the United States and France.  Most of his running is currently done on the tennis court where he loves playing doubles tennis with family and friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Worksite Injuries
  • Subrogation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1985
  • Wyoming, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000


  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: Vice-Chancellor, Traynor Moot Court Society 1984-1985
    • Law Review: Utah Law Review, Staff Member, 1984 - 1985
  • University of Utah
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1982

Published Works

  • "Oliver v. U.S.: Open Fields and Reasonable Expectations of Privacy", Utah Law Review 463, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter, Past-President
  • Federal Bar Association, Former Vice-President, Tenth Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Member
  • Wyoming State Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Utah Association for Justice, Member


  • Thai


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi