Morgan West Hansen is an attorney with the Walnut Creek Office of McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law where she served on the Women’s Law Forum, completed a judicial externship with Lane County Circuit Court, and worked with Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she earned her B.A. in Law & Society, served on the Law Review, taught English to local Spanish monolingual children, and volunteered with California Rural Legal Assistance.
Ms. Hansen is licensed to practice law in the state of California. She has been practicing civil litigation for ten years. In that time, she has practiced in the following areas of law: personal injury, premises liability, landlord/tenant, real estate, breach of contract, family law, and medical malpractice. She recently practiced at a small firm where she assisted the defense of the landmark medical malpractice case of Cuevas v. Contra Costa County.
Ms. Hansen’s current practice is dedicated to civil litigation and assisting insurance companies in their special investigation unit (SIU) litigation.
Ms. Hansen is a Walnut Creek native who recently completed her role as Executive Director of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation, where she worked with the Walnut Creek School District and Acalanes Unified High School District to preserve and enhance public education in Walnut Creek.
Ms. Hansen’s passion for non-profit work allowed her to spend several years as a Board Member of Girls Inc. of the Island City in Alameda, California, where she helped to further their mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
University of California, Santa Barbara 2003
University of Oregon School of Law 2007
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