About Nathan


Nathan Hansen has respresented thousands of clients accused of criminal defense charges in Fort Collins and throughout Northern Colorado. He has experience handling a range of misdemeanor and felony charges, including DUI, drug and marijuana offenses, assault, and theft crimes.  Regardless of the charge, he fights tirelessly.

Nathan grew up in Northwest Iowa and graduated with honors in anthropology and sociology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and served as Interim Professor of Sociology. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he published an article in the Hamline Journal of Law and Policy, served as Articles Editor on the Journal, and received the prestigious Federal Bar Association's Judge Jacob Dim Scholarship Award for Excellence in the study of federal law and practice.  Nathan's education prepared him well for his future in law.

Prior to his work in representing the accused, Nathan served as a clerk for Judge Terrence L. O'Brien on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge R.A. Randall on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  He also worked for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he helped the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment Division prepare a case for argument before the United States Supreme Court.  Nathan was awarded the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Excellence and later received special recognition from the Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park for his work on a lawsuit that recovered money for damage to the park's eco-structure. He has also worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Court of Appeals., and a former United States Senator.  

Today, Nathan also volunteers with Rocky Mountain High School as a coach for the Mock Trial team and volunteers with other schools around Fort Collins.  He is enjoys the outdoors tremendously and can never get enough fly-fishing, hiking, and camping.