Robert E. Hanson

Robert E. Hanson


Robert Hanson concentrates his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on class actions and insurance coverage matters.  Before moving to Albuquerque in 1993, he was with the Los Angeles law firm of Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard.  Robert is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and received a Master in Public Health degree from Yale University.  He has served as a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico.  He is listed in New Mexico's Best Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Civil Litigation


  • 1989, California, Central District of California
  • 1992, New Mexico
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Bar Association Memberships

  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico


  • Recipient, Super Lawyers, 2008-2010
  • Member: New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1999-2001
  • New Mexico Health Policy Commission, 1999

Reported Cases

  • Ideal v. Burlington Res. Oil & Gas Co., 2010-NMSC-22, 233 P.3d 362
  • Davis v. Devon Energy Corp., 2009-NMSC-48, 147 N.M. 157, 218 P.3d 75
  • Ferrell v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2008-NMSC-42, 144 N.M. 405, 188 P.3d 1156
  • Nellis v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., 2007-NMSC-90, 163 P.3d 502
  • Chevron v. State ex rel. Dep’t of Taxation & Revenue, 2006-NMCA-050, 134 P.2d 785
  • Enfield v. Old Line Life Ins. Co. of Am., 2004-NMCA-115, 98 P.3d 1048


  • M.P.H. Yale University - 1998 - Graduate School
  • J.D., Cum Laude University of Minnesota - 1989 - Graduate School
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - 1985 - College