Jim Hanson



Jim Hanson

Born in Lions Gate Hospital in 1961, Jim Hanson graduated from Windsor Secondary before attending Simon Fraser University, UBC Law School and Oxford University in England (Wadham College) (BCL).  Jim was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1985.

During his 30 year career as a lawyer, Jim has handled thousands of personal injury cases, many involving complex accidents and injuries.  Jim’s 30+ year experience includes serious brain injuries, paraplegic, quadriplegic and catastrophic injury claims.   In 2013, Jim was elected Governor of the Trial Lawyers of British Columbia and was re-elected in 2014 and 2015.  In 2014 Jim was elected Councillor in North Vancouver District.   No matter what type of personal injury, Jim’s legal experience ensures full coverage.

Jim resides in Blueridge with his wife Ruth, and young-adult children. The family all enjoy the outdoors. Jim is an avid small boatsman and salmon fisherman. Jim has completed 7 marathons since 2011. Jim can be reached at jameshanson@shaw.ca.

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  • In May of 2015, my Husband was in a serious motor vehicle accident. Jim Hanson has made the most difficult time of ours lives manageable. He has allowed our family to focus on my Husbands recovery while he fights endlessly to take care of our every need. He is professional, but he is also incredibly compassionate. He has truly been our backbone this last year.

    - Ashley Kirkpatrick

  • I have no hesitation in recommending Jim Hanson as your advocate on personal injury law matters. I have known Jim since early studies at Simon Fraser University in the late 70’s. Jim was one of the brightest and most attentive individuals among my study mates. But above and beyond that, Jim has always been consistently dependable and reliable on all matters of importance. And when the going gets tough, you can count on Jim to be at your side. I count Jim as one of my most trusted, committed and valued colleagues. He even has a sense of humour. You will be lucky to have him at your side.

    I will stand behind that.

    - Bruce Redekop, J.D.

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Hanson for over 20 years. Jim has an exceptional ability to engage, listen, connect and thoughtfully consider the needs of others. His integrity, depth of experience and knowledge and his willingness to go “above and beyond” in helping others is exceptional. Jim’s skills and personal attributes are ideally suited to helping injured clients as they navigate the vulnerability of having pain and disability; and the stress and challenges of litigation and settling their claim. I highly recommend Jim for personal injury representation.

    - Wayne Enright, Occupational Therapist

  • I have known Jim Hanson for many years, in both a personal and professional capacity. Jim is very family oriented. A caring, compassionate, fair, honest, trustworthy, highly competent and professional disposition is what you can expect from Jim when he represents you in a personal injury lawsuit. I have provided several settlement loans to Jim's clients and my experience has been that Jim delivers on his promises. I highly recommend him.

    - Norm Binion, Financial Advisor MBA, FMA, CIM.

  • I have known Jim Hanson to be an effective, conscientious and compassionate advocate for the hurt and injured. I have no hesitation recommending him as a personal injury lawyer.

    - David N. Fai, prominent Vancouver Criminal Defence Counsel

  • Last year, I was cycling on a quiet street when I was hit by a car travelling at an excessive speed. I spent three months recovering in hospital and more time recovering at home. Throughout this process, Jim Hanson provided both sound legal advice and empathetic support. Jim is a respected lawyer with extensive medical – legal experience whom I would recommend to anyone who has had the misfortune to suffer a traumatic injury.

    - Anonymous

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