LAURA HANSEN

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Laura J. Hansen

FOUNDER & PARTNER

Laura J. Hansen has been practicing in the area of divorce and family law for over 17 years. She co-founded LJ Law, LLC in 2010 after working at the Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem representing abused and neglected children for over 4 years. Laura started LJ Law because she wanted to practice law in a way that put the needs of children and families at the forefront. Laura’s degree in Psychology and training and experience with mediation, child development, alienation, abuse and neglect, trauma, domestic violence and personality disorders, makes her uniquely qualified to handle complex cases in a way that keeps clients’ and children’s mental health at the forefront.

Laura’s retainer costs range from $5,000 – $10,000.

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EDUCATION & TRAINING
  • 2004 Juris Doctorate, Brigham Young University School of Law

  • 2000 Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, University of Utah

  • 2000 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Utah

  • 2007 Basic Mediation Training, Utah State Courts

  • 2009 Advanced Domestic Mediation Training, Center for Advanced Mediation Studies

  • 2012 Collaborative Law Training, International Association of Collaborative Professionals.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Utah State Bar Association, Member in Good Standing

  • Utah State Bar Family Law Section, Member

  • Utah State Bar, Dispute Resolution Section

  • Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

  • Utah State Bar LGBT and Allied Lawyers

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • “10” Expertise Rating on Avvo

  • Expertise, Best Family Lawyers in Salt Lake City

  • Lead Counsel Rating in Family Law

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best for Client Satisfaction

  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer

  • Elite Lawyer Award

  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, Utah State Bar Association

ELECTED POSITIONS
  • Utah Association of Conciliation Courts, Secretary

  • Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah, President, 2019

  • Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah, President-Elect, 2018

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Presenter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Training and Conference. Private Guardian ad Litem Training & Family Law 101, November 2021
  • Presenter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Training and Conference. Advertising and Marketing Ethics for Attorneys and Mental Health Professionals, February 2020
  • Presenter, Utah Family Law Section Continuing Legal Educations Series, The Future of Collaborative Law in Utah, January 2015
  • Presenter, Utah CASA Conference, Education Advocacy for Court Appointed Special Advocates, October 2012
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
  • Utah State Office of Guardian ad Litem, Pro bono attorney.

  • Family Law Clinics hosted by the Legal Aid Society of Utah and the U of U Pro Bono Initiative, Volunteer.

  • Tuesday Night Bar Volunteer clinic hosted by the Utah State Bar.

  • Founder and Board Member of non-profit Wasatch Kids Camps Summer Camps.

  • Utah Arbor Day Foundation Volunteer.

PERSONAL

Laura enjoys hanging out with her two teenage children and their Borkie Dog, Lexie. Laura was born and raised in South Jordan and still enjoys a close relationship with her parents and brothers and sisters who all live nearby. Laura was raised in the LDS religion. but is not currently practicing. Laura loves to travel and has spent time living in Portland, Boston, California, Honolulu, Budapest and recently in Playa del Carmen for 5 months in 2017. Laura has personal experience as a step-parent and going through a divorce. She is currently a single mom and lives in a big house in Millcreek with her sister and 4 nieces along with her 2 kids, 2 dogs, a hamster named Chocolate Milk, a bunny named Patches, and a 2 fish. Some of Laura’s favorite places in the world that she has traveled to or lived at include Maui, Kauai, Rome, Venice, Budapest, Yachats, OR, Arcata, CA and St. George, UT. Laura enjoys canyoneering, coffee, rock climbing, swing dancing, mountain biking, pottery, skiing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, roller coasters, summer travel camps with large groups of kids, Thai food, road trips, Sunday pot roast dinners, Rook card games, big trees, her backyard creek and yoga.

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YOUR INTERESTS. OUR PRIORITY.

With an exclusive focus on family law and divorce, we have lent our tactical insight and rigorous legal abilities to families in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our seasoned attorneys have litigated many family legal cases in the courts of Salt Lake City, Ogden, West Jordan and beyond. Choosing the most qualified attorney for your case can be difficult without the sufficient guidance needed to make the right decision. That’s why our attorneys work hard to educate the local community on the individualized representation, and personal attention they deserve. We offer up-front costs and flat fees for our services. Developing a strategic plan-of-action for you, your children and your family members become our first order of business, when you turn to our firm.

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JOANIE K. LOW

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