Lorianne Conklin Hanson

Shareholder, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6469

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Missouri, inactive

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law - J.D., 1997
  • University of Kansas - B.A., 1993

Practice Experience

Lorianne Hanson is a member of the Bullivant Casualty Law practice, with a primary focus on complex litigation, including product liability and commercial litigation. She also represents employers in the defense of claims for discrimination and harassment in the workplace, wage and hour violations, and breach of contract. Lorianne thrives on building in-depth knowledge of her clients and their businesses and brings a practical and seasoned approach to evaluating and advising as to litigation risk and strategy. She excels at distilling complicated issues into actionable strategies and has brought home multiple summary judgment victories involving difficult issues. When necessary, Lorianne has enjoyed successfully defending clients at trial in both state and federal courts.

Lorianne's practice covers the West Coast, following her own migration from California, to Oregon, to Washington. She is well-versed in the local nuances of each jurisdiction and enjoys serving as regional counsel in high-exposure product liability cases while cultivating a robust local practice in defending local personal injury, employment, and general business litigation matters.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL)
  • WDTL Women's Commission
  • Washington Asbestos Defense Lawyers, Co-Chair
  • Oregon Asbestos Defense Lawyers
  • Seattle Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAs)
  • Seattle Ladder Down, Class of 2020

Advisories and Insights

Publications and Presentations

  • Author, "Optimizing Your Use of Local Counsel," Defense Research Institute (DRI) Product Liability Committee Newsletter, Strictly Speaking (2019)

Outside the Firm

Lorianne is an outdoors enthusiast who has fully embraced Pacific Northwest living. That doesn't stop her, however, from dreaming of her next world travel adventure.