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John Hanson

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Delivering Excellence to Our Clients

Whether you need basic consultation services or full attorney representation, we offer a fresh and innovative approach with creative fee structures and representation options.

The Hanson Legal is dedicated to improving the practice of law through our expertise, keeping up to date on technology, and providing unique approaches to the law. Our goal is to open up the field of legal services, giving people choices about whether to come in and consult us for questions or concerns, or get to full legal representation.

This firm strives to be at the forefront of the legal system by implementing tools which will help guide our clients through their legal inquiries as quickly and painlessly as possible. We invest heavily in ways to deliver the requisite musty legal content through new and innovative methods and technologies.

We appreciate our clients and for the opportunity to help them. We believe that lawyers should solve problems and not create them. The attorney-client relationship is just that, a relationship. It takes time to and effort to build as we begin to understand one another. We hope that you will come to trust our advice and find it profitable. This is why so many clients have come back to us throughout the years.

Milan Hanson

Milan Hanson

Managing Attorney 

John Hanson

John Hanson

Founding Attorney 


John Hanson

John Hanson has practiced real estate and business law in the Rogue Valley for over 40 years, and was the Senior Partner at Hanson & Tharp, now Hanson Legal. Born in Portland, Ore., he lived in several towns growing up due to his father’s work in the timber and plywood industry. John graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1969. He received his undergraduate degree from Willamette University in 1973, and then attended Lewis and Clark Law School, obtaining his law degree in 1977.


After graduation, John began practicing law in the Rogue Valley. His law practice focuses on real estate law, business and corporate law, construction law and estate planning. Throughout his career, John has participated in many local civic projects through organizations such as the YMCA, the Jackson County Homebuilder’s Association and Rotary International. John currently serves as a Board Member of the Housing Authority of Jackson County. He also had the privilege to travel to Africa and Vietnam and participate in medical missions. Locally, John has worked as a city attorney for Rogue River and a municipal judge for the City of Medford.


John and his wife, Cindy, have three grown children — Durham, Milan and Emily. Milan joined Hanson & Tharp in 2016; Durham is a partner at a large energy law firm; and Emily works as a cardiologist. John and Cindy live on a small farm near Jacksonville with their fur baby, Thor. They enjoy boating, traveling with their camp trailer, biking and being with friends and family.


Milan Hanson

Born and raised in Medford, Ore., Milan followed in his family’s footsteps to become a fourth-generation attorney. Milan minored in Chinese and Japanese at the University of Oregon, but his interest in foreign languages started in high school. At 15, Milan participated in a Boy Scout exchange program and traveled to Japan. After returning home, Milan studied and learned Japanese on his own time.


Milan’s practice areas include civil litigation, land use, family law and business law. His favorite work is real estate and land use law because he’s able to provide valuable advice which helps people protect their money. Strong community ties are also important to Milan. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and has attended their Leadership Academy. He’s also a Board Member of the Self Reliance Center, a non-profit corporation that builds hospitals and conducts frequent free or low cost health clinics in Nepal. Additionally, Milan has twice attended and graduated from the Oregon Trial Advocacy College.


In his spare time, Milan loves the thrills of the outdoors. He has been on the Rogue River over 30 times, participated in the “Portland Bridge Swim” and enjoys white water rafting, reading, good food and live music.

We  would love to help you with any of the following:

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Choose the one that's best for you:

Schedule 2-Hour Family Wealth Planning Session

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