As a litigator and a trial attorney, Hans brings a wide breadth of experience. Hans has successfully litigated both simple and complex trust and estate disputes, real property suits, catastrophic injury claims, major private and public construction claims, and a wide variety of commercial lawsuits. Hans excels at presenting complex legal issues to his clients in a way that allows them to make decisions that support their objectives.
Hans enjoys building relationships with his clients and working collaboratively to craft case strategies as if each matter is going to trial, while striving to reach sensible and creative solutions to avoid litigation at every step. All things being equal, the better prepared party in litigation is going to achieve the better result. If it is not possible to settle your case by agreement, Hans will tirelessly prepare your case and put you in a superior position to prevail at trial or arbitration, and present your case in the most compelling way possible to a judge, jury, or arbitrator.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- Author, “Revised Washington State Uniform Power of Attorney Act Contains Critical Changes Important to Healthcare Providers,” Washington Healthcare News (2017)
- Co-chair, Advanced Guardianship Issues, King County Bar Association (2017)
- Speaker, Redemption Rights: How to Close, August Dinner Meeting and Clock Hour Class (2015)
- Speaker, Basic Contract Law for Hygiene Professionals, DHY 238 (2014)
- Speaker, Litigation Issues in Elder Law, NALS of Greater Seattle April Noontime Luncheon (2013)
- Speaker, Effective and Efficient Use of Family Law Discovery, Fall Family Law Spectacular (2013)
- Member, Executive Committee, King County Bar Association Guardianship & Elder Law Section
- Washington State Association for Justice
- Member, Washington State Bar Association Real Property and Trust Section
- Washington State, Alaska and King County Bar Associations
Honors & Awards
- Superb Rating, Avvo.com
- Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics Magazine (2012)