Al grew up in Brunswick, Maine and graduated from Bates College in 1991 with a B.A. in History. He attended Delaware Law School, graduating in 1996. After graduation, Al worked for several years as an assistant district attorney. As a prosecutor, Al witnessed many cases where the state violated constitutional rights, overcharged citizens, and sometimes even accused the wrong person. This sparked his desire to become a criminal defense attorney. Al strongly believes that all clients, regardless of their background or personal circumstances, deserve superior representation and all of the protections afforded by law.
Al has been licensed as an attorney in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts since 1997, 2000, and 2001, respectively. He previously worked for the firms of Normand & Associates in Manchester, NH and Bosen & Associates in Portsmouth, NH where he represented hundreds of clients throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. He is a member of the National, Maine, and New Hampshire Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, and serves as Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section. In addition to his private law practice, Al is a rostered criminal defense attorney for the Maine Commission for Indigent Legal Services, providing representation to citizens who could not otherwise afford an attorney. He has been listed as an Avvo “Top DUI & DWI Attorney”, and has consistently held a Avvo “Superb” (10.0) rating.
Al lives with his family in southern Maine. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, skiing, cycling, and hiking. In 1992, Al successfully solo-hiked the entire length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian trail with his dog, Ted.
“Albert was exceptional. He really took care of me and all of my interests. He was personable throughout the process and followed up with me all the way to the end.”
“Al represented me in a Motor Vehicle Misdemeanor case. Due to some tricky details, there was quite a bit at stake for me. Al had a great ‘bedside manner’ and was very explanatory and compassionate throughout the case. I would recommend him to anyone looking for defense in a Motor Vehicle case.”
“Al helped me get what I needed for my case. He was there always for me and my family to expedite my issues on a personal as well as on a business level with care, kindness, and understanding. He got me what I needed and asked for in a reasonable amount of time. I recommend him and his firm HIGHLY. I had no doubt with him and his firm either. Thank you, Al.”
“Attorney Hansen is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is an experienced criminal defense practitioner who brings years of experience into the courtroom. I highly recommend this lawyer.”
– Fellow lawyer
“I have witnessed Al work extremely hard for his clients. He always goes the extra mile for his clients to get them the best result possible. I recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal attorney.”
“Al Hansen does a very fine job representing individuals going through a divorce. He has a keen sense on how best to identify marital asset and properly evaluate marital assets. Al is also tenacious in the courtroom and I’m proud to have him associated with me.”