Amy Hanson helps her clients work past disputes so they can refocus on personal and business goals. As a member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, Amy’s practice is focused on class action and other complex litigation, including antitrust, dangerous pharmaceuticals, and ERISA cases. Amy is a practical problem solver who enjoys rolling up her sleeves to obtain evidence and achieve solutions. She became interested in complex litigation because she wanted to help level the playing field for hardworking people and small businesses that were similarly harmed by large businesses and groups of businesses acting together. In her more than 15 years as a litigator, Amy has represented patients who experienced serious medical problems after consuming prescription drugs, small business owners challenging alleged nationwide price-fixing conspiracies, and certified classes of employees challenging the prudence of allowing their employers’ 401(k) plans to hold and acquire company stock. She has helped achieve settlements in the millions and billions of dollars.
Prior to joining Keller Rohrback, Amy was a Student Advocate at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Consumer Litigation Clinic and a judicial law clerk intern for Judge Deininger at the State of Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She is currently honored to serve on the Vioxx Consumer Purchase Claims Subcommittee of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re: Vioxx Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 1657 (E.D. La.) and the WSAJ Consumer Protection Section Deskbook Editorial Board.
When not practicing law, Amy enjoys swing dancing, water sports, gardening, and international travel.
Bar and Court Admissions
1998, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
2000, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
2003, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2005, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
University of Minnesota – B.A., summa cum laude, 1995, Economics and Political Science
University of Wisconsin Law School – J.D., 1998
Honors & Awards
Named to Washington Super Lawyers list, 2016 – 2017
Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll (Washington Supreme Court 2016)
Professional and Civic Involvement
American Association for Justice, Member
American Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Association for Justice, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
Articles & Presentations
Panelist Presenter, Consumer Protection CLE: “What’s Trending Now in CPA Litigation?” (WSAJ Oct. 11, 2017)
Chapter Author, Consumer Protection Deskbook (WSAJ 2017)
Co-author, Handbook for Washington Seniors: Legal Rights and Resources, Legal Voice (Oct. 15, 2012). Available at Legal Voice