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William J. Hansen

257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Bill Hansen is one of the most creative and successful personal injury attorneys in Utah. He has obtained extraordinary recoveries in difficult cases that other attorneys were unwilling to handle, and has been able to aggressively identify and pursue claims that other attorneys have missed. Bill is willing to take on matters that require extended litigation, especially for clients who do not have the resources to do so. Bill receives great pleasure from helping severely injured individuals restore their lives after devastating accidents. He has established a reputation as a tough, but fair litigator. One of his largest clients is the Workers Compensation Fund (WCF). He has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury claims for WCF.

Daryl Collins, a subrogation analyst at Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) has said that Mr. Hansen is professional, proactive and very proficient. He is an exceptional and thorough negotiator that finds creative solutions to complex problems. He is a respected attorney that has vast experience in defense and plaintiff claims. His knowledge is complete and is the foundation of his success in representing his clients.


Personal injury:

Represents injured persons in all types of personal injury cases, at all stages from on-site investigation to trial through appeal, if necessary.
Construction Accidents: Bill has extensive experience in representing workers who have been injured in construction accidents. He understands the complexities of multi-party litigation involving the negligence of general contractors, subcontractors, and property owners. He is familiar with OSHA and safety regulations, the violation of which may lead to catastrophic injuries

Premises Liability:

Bill has handled dozens of cases in which individuals were injured because of an unsafe condition on property owned or controlled by defendants
Wrongful Death: Bill has successfully handled numerous wrongful death cases caused by the carelessness of individuals and large corporations

Automobile and Truck Accidents:

Bill represents persons who have received significant injuries from automobile and truck accidents, including maximizing the recoveries of his clients. In addition, he makes sure that all of the available insurance coverage is identified and pursued, including uninsured, underinsured, and no-fault motorist coverage

Product Liability:

Bill has obtained large recoveries from manufacturers of defective products, including ladders, tire shredders, oil rigs, mechanical equipment, and other dangerous machines that have killed or maimed innocent victims


  • AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • “Legal Elite,” Utah Business Magazine, Personal Injury 2020
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter
  • Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University, Business Law, 1985-2003 


  • University of Utah, B.A. in Psychology, 1976, magna cum laude
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D. 1980


  • Bill has given numerous lectures and presentations in the legal profession, including:
  • Presenter at National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) “Use of Extra Legal Eyes”
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Utah Paralegal Association
  • Utah Association for Justice “Successful Third Party Recovery in Tough Situations”


  • Utah State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Past President, Utah Chapter)
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice


  • Graduated from University of Utah Magna Cum Laude (top 10% of class)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society


  • Christensen & Jensen, P.C. 1980 - present
  • Shareholder, 1986 – present
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2015 - present
  • Adjunct Professor – 1985-2003 Brigham Young University – teaching Business Law


  • Bill has been admitted to practice in the following courts
  • Utah State District Courts
  • Utah Federal District Court
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Robinson v. Mt. Logan Clinic, 2008 UT 21, 182 P.3d 333 (allowing client police officer to pursue injury claim caused by misrepresentation of 911 caller)
  • Ault v. Holden, 2002 UT 33, 44 P.3d 781 (ruling for client landowner in boundary by acquiescence case)
  • Straub v. Fisher and Paykel, 990 P.2d 384 (Utah 1999) (affirming summary judgment for client medical device manufacturer in product liability claim involving death caused by plaintiff’s misuse of product)
  • Glover v. Boy Scouts of America, 923 P.2d 1383 (Utah 1996) (affirming summary judgment for client Boy Scouts of America in brain injury claim)
  • Ault v. Dubois, 739 P.2d 1117 (Utah Ct. App. 1987) (affirming trial court verdict in a property damage case)