Tanya Hansen is a member of the litigation practice of the Leininger Smith Law Firm. Ms. Hansen originally joined the firm in 2006. Ms. Hansen became a junior partner in 2011.
Ms. Hansen was the Grand Island Young Professionals' Outstanding Young Professional of 2007. She was the 2009 recipient of the Grand Island YWCA's Young Woman of Achievement. In 2010, she was appointed by Governor Dave Heineman to the ServeNebraska Commission. In 2012, she was appointed by the Nebraska Supreme Court to the Nebraska State Bar Commission. Ms. Hansen is the Secretary of the Nebraska State Bar Association Labor Relations & Employment Section. She currently sits on the United Way Board, is a trustee for the Saint Francis Hospital Foundation, and is on the advisory committee for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. In the past, she had been involved with the Association for Child Abuse Prevention, Grand Island YWCA, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and Connecting Young Nebraskans.
Ms. Hansen has appeared before the Iowa Court of Appeals in Kiray v. Hy-Vee, 716 N.W.2d 193 (2006) (on brief only). She has appeared before the Nebraska Court of Appeals in Great West Cas. Co. v. Michigan Millers Mut. Ins. Co., 2010 WL 3959064, (2010), Stobbe v. Cortinas, 2009 WL 1706808 (2009) and Hongsermeier v. Devall, 744 N.W.2d 481 (2008). She also appeared before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Shuck v. CNH America, LLC, 498 F3d 868, (2007).
Practice Areas: Insurance Defense; General Trial Practice; Employment Law; Appellate Practice
Bar Qualifications: Nebraska; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
JD, University of Iowa Law School, 2005 With Distinction
MA Political Science, University of Iowa, 2003
BA, Wichita State University, 2001, Magna Cum Luade, Political Science and International Business, Minors in Economics and Management,