Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP

Chris H. Hansen | Partner

The first thing people notice about Chris Hansen is that he is easy to talk to and has a kind, reassuring and authoritative presence that puts you immediately at ease. 

They also notice how he makes complex ideas simple and easy to understand.

He pays meticulous attention to detail and is an expert on keeping things focused on the client’s ultimate best interest. He is prepared for most any situation that arises.

Mr. Hansen’s practice is primarily focused in four areas of civil litigation:

  • Insurance defense
  • Defending drivers and companies in trucking accidents
  • Commercial and business disputes
  • Special education.

Although the four areas may appear to be diverse, all four of those areas involve representation in state and federal courts, due process hearings, arbitrations, and mediations.

During his 30+ years practicing law, he’s been involved in a wide variety of cases listed below.


During his 30+ year career, he has been involved in numerous trials. Chris has tried cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, commercial transactions and various automobile accidents. He’s participated in arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences. Additionally, he’s been involved in Due Process hearings required by the IDEA, facilitated IEP Meetings and other quasi-judicial proceedings.

  • “Evaluations and their Role in Litigation,” Eighth Annual Education Law Institute, 1999. (co-author)

  • “A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Idaho: Ethical Considerations,” National Business Institute, 2000.( co-author)

  • “Special Education” for the Twelfth Annual Education Law Institute, 2003

  • “Child Labor Law” for the Twenty-second Annual Education Law Institute in 2013.

For the last several years, he has been periodically teaching the law portion of the Business Fundamentals class which is sponsored by SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) SCORE, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, provides classes to individuals who wish to start a new business.


The class provides training and information from lawyers, accountants, bankers, and marketing experts to new business entrepreneurs and tries to assist the prospective new business owners with sufficient information so that they understand the benefits, risks and obligations which may be involved in starting their new business venture.

Wrongful death cases, personal injury, cases involving attorney, accountant and counselor professional liability, products liability, representing various governmental entities, ERISA litigation, construction law, employment law, dram shop claims and the formation of small businesses.

Serves as the attorney for the Idaho School of the Deaf and the Blind.

  • Member of the Idaho State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Litigation Section
  • Washington State Bar
  • Boise Adjusters’ Association
  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation: Subrogation

  • Professional Malpractice: Attorney/Accountant Malpractice,Psychiatric/Counselor Malpractice

  • Insurance Defense: Auto Claims/Accidents, Homeowner Claims/Accidents, Commercial Property Claims/Accidents

  • Governmental Entities: Tort Claims, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Property Damages Claims, Excessive Force Claims

  • Employment Law: Wrongful Termination, Discrimination/EEOC/Idaho Human Rights Commission

  • Education Law: Student Injuries and Claims, Teacher Administration Claims and Disputes, Special Education, Board Policies, Actions and Disputes

  • Construction Law: Construction Defects, Change Orders and/or Cost Overruns

  • Commercial Law: Contract Disputes, Contract Preparation and Review, LLCs and Other Business Formations

  • Personal Injury: Auto Accidents, Slips and Falls, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

Mr. Hansen was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He graduated from Boise State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Economics.  Chris then obtained my Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho in 1983.

  • Idaho – state and federal Courts
  • Washington state courts
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals