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About the Firm

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We’re setting a new standard for law firms by challenging what’s expected and leading the way by establishing precedent and showcasing our deep expertise.

We're Hanson Bridgett LLP.

And we face challenges head on. Whether we’re tackling a client’s case, closing a complex deal, or setting a new standard for law firm culture, we’re consistently working toward better solutions. As an AmLaw 200 California-born firm with more than 200 attorneys across the state, it’s simply in our DNA.

We’re not only the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp—we wrote the legal framework. We encourage our people to grow and make an impact in meaningful ways, and we’re committed to developing our distinct culture, delivering excellent service, and leading by example.

Our deep capabilities means offering a tailored experience for our clients, our people, and the communities we serve. And while we’re based in California, we’ve forged alliances with firms in national and international legal networks to provide our legal skills across the US and worldwide.

We’re setting new expectations. Because what’s expected is worth challenging.

Leadership

Kristina Lawson
Kristina Lawson
Managing Partner
Walnut Creek, CA
Laura Long
Laura Long
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Partner
San Francisco, CA
Chris Fryer
Christopher Fryer
Chief Information Officer
San Francisco, CA
John Buchanan
John Buchanan
Chief Marketing Officer
San Francisco, CA
Brad Hise
Bradford Hise
General Counsel
Partner
San Francisco, CA

Our Client Services Standards

Expect excellence when you work with us. When it comes to providing great client service, one size doesn’t fit all, so our services are tailor-made to fit the unique characteristics and expectations of each and every one of our clients.

EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

We strive to go above and beyond by understanding your timetable for getting projects completed, setting specific deadlines, and meeting or beating them. 

FIND SOLUTIONS FOR YOU

We learn how to best support you through tailor-made solutions addressing your unique needs and delivering only the highest quality legal counsel that garner results. 

LISTEN TO EVERY PERSPECTIVE

We listen to every voice, ensuring that we have all perspectives to solve problems creatively and put your needs first to resolve any concerns immediately.

NO SURPRISES

We want our clients to feel the way we do: engaged, empowered, and eager to move ahead. These principles guide us in everything we do. 

National and International

Although California is our home, our membership in the Globalaw, USLAW, and World Services Group networks allows us to provide our clients with legal expertise on the ground across the nation and worldwide.

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Our Guiding Principles

We want our clients to feel the way we do: engaged, empowered, and eager to move ahead. These principles guide us in everything we do.

  • Honor our differences, embrace our shared potential, and be authentic
  • Take care of yourself, so you have the capacity to give back and take care of others
  • Leave others wiser, more thoughtful, and more optimistic