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Chad Hansen

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AV Preeminent

Chad's statewide practice focuses on the representation of employees in all manner of employee rights litigation including disability discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment, medical leave violations, and failure to accommodate claims. He has both first chaired and second chaired employee rights cases to successful verdicts. Chad is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. "AV Preeminent" is the organization's highest possible rating for legal skills and trustworthiness and is based on reviews from esteemed members of the legal community and judges. Chad is also listed in U.S. News "Best Lawyers in America"© directory (Employment Law - Individuals), the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide in the legal profession.

After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law, Chad worked for the National Organization for Women (“NOW”) National Judicial Education Program which educates the judiciary with regard to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. After moving to Maine, Chad worked for three years as a staff attorney for the Disability Rights Center where he focused on disability discrimination in employment, public accommodation, and education. Chad has worked with the Maine Employee Rights Group since 2007 and is a member of the firm.

Chad is a Member and Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Maine.


J.D., University of Colorado School of Law

B.A., Luther College

Reported Cases

Warren v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 495 F.Supp.2d 86 (D.Me., June 15, 2007)

Rhoades v. Camden Nat. Corp., 575 F.Supp.2d 260 (D.Me., September 08, 2008)

Duckworth v. Mid-State Machine Products, 703 F.Supp.2d 35 (D.Me., April 04, 2010)

Phair v. New Page Corp., 708 F.Supp.2d 57 (D.Me., April 15, 2010)

Manske v. UPS Cartage Services, Inc., 789 F.Supp.2d 213 (D.Me. June 8, 2011)

Blanco v. Bath Iron Works Corp., 802 F. Supp.2d 215 (D.Me. July 6, 2011)

Manfield v Alutiiq Intern. Solutions, Inc., 851 F.Supp.2d 196 (D. Me. July 10, 2012)

Stark v. Hartt Transp. Systems, Inc., 37 F. Supp. 3d 445 (D. Me. 2014)