Steve Hanson Law

Attorney Profile

I confess -- I'm a horseman as much as I am a lawyer. Truth be known, I'd rather be in boots and a saddle than a suit and a courtroom.

Steve Hanson on Horseback My time outside the office is pretty much devoted to breeding, training and showing cutting horses, and riding good ranch horses. Helping friends with roundups and brandings, riding the hills, and packing into the mountains are the kinds of real work I like to give my horses to develop their minds as well as their bodies. I want to ride a horse into the show ring that has the confidence that comes from life beyond the box stall and arena.

I've learned a lot from horses and cattle and the people who work with them. Preparing a contract or will, or taking an estate through probate, takes the same kind of diligence, attention to detail and perseverance as preparing a young horse for its first show or branding. I strive to give every legal problem or issue the attention and care that clients expect and deserve when hiring me for professional services to be performed at critical junctures of their business and personal lives.

I believe my professional training and experience as well as my life beyond the courtroom and law books allow me to provide quality service to my clients.

Areas Of Practice:

  • Agriculture law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Equine Law
  • Child Adoptions
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • North Dakota, 1979
  • Montana, 1993
  • Wyoming, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1995


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1979, Juris Doctor
  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1972, B.A.
  • Majors: Economics and Speech

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