Hanson Bolkcom Law Group, LTD.

we try tough cases in tough places


HANSON BOLKCOM LAW GROUP, LTD. is a civil litigation boutique headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are a small firm with a sophisticated, nationwide practice. We handle the kinds of matters commonly thought to be the province of much larger firms – but with a very important difference. At Hanson Bolkcom, you will not find legions of lawyers whose function is to generate profits for partners. You will find experienced, focused civil trial lawyers who put client interests first. That is why our clients include some of the largest manufacturers in the world – clients who can choose any firm in the country, but choose us.
Our firm has extensive experience representing businesses in complex litigation not just throughout the Upper Midwest, but nationwide. We are proud to have been selected by American Law Media as a Fortune 500 “Go To” Law Firm for Civil Litigation, and are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell: the highest possible rating legal ability and for ethics.


Our attorneys and legal team have over thirty years of experience in civil litigation, product liability defense, and automotive and motorcycle product litigation.

Kent B. Hanson, J.D.

Managing Attorney and Shareholder
Kent Hanson’s practice is national in scope and consists primarily of defending manufacturers in automotive and motorcycle products liability litigation. He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts from coast to coast...
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... and has an active mediation practice. Mr. Hanson is a member of the bars of the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, California and Ohio, as well as numerous United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1979, and is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Mickey W. Greene, J.D.

Senior Attorney and Shareholder
Mick Greene is an experienced civil trial lawyer with a particular focus on complex discovery, briefing, appellate work and motion practice. He has represented corporate and individual clients for nearly 30 years.
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He also is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. Mr. Greene is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts in Minnesota, as well as in the State of Wisconsin. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1984.

Paul E. D. Darsow, J.D.

Attorney and Shareholder
Paul Darsow has nearly 20 years experience as an appellate and trial lawyer. He combines his considerable knowledge of substantive law and courtroom procedures with persuasive oral advocacy and written communication skills ...
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... to obtain outstanding results for clients in state and federal courts. Paul’s particular focus on appellate litigation and complex motion practice enhances litigation planning strategy and assures a properly preserved record for appeal. His civil litigation experience includes a wide variety of personal injury, product liability, and professional liability cases. Paul has extensive experience in the defense of cases involving automobiles, liquor (dram shop) liability, premises liability, employment, and insurance coverage issues. Paul is admitted to practice in the States of Minnesota and North Dakota as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Federal Circuits, and in the Districts of Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado, the Western District of Wisconsin, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Paul graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1998.

Nathaniel R. Greene, J.D.

Nate Greene joined the Hanson Bolkcom Law Group in January, 2016, bringing a wide range of legal experience helping clients navigate complex legal challenges in the litigation and administrative law arenas. He previously practiced ...
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... for 5 years with other firms in the Minneapolis area and worked for Thomson Reuters. He is admitted to practice in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and is a 2009 graduate of Marquette University Law School.

Mary E. Bolkcom, J.D.

Of Counsel
Mary Bolkcom was a founding shareholder and became Of Counsel to the firm as of January 1, 2016. Her trial practice has focused primarily on product liability defense, emphasizing automotive matters. She is a member of the bars of ...
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... the states of Minnesota, California and New York, as well as numerous United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal. She is also an experienced commercial litigator, and has been a frequent lecturer, both nationally and locally, for continuing legal education seminars on product liability and trial related topics. Ms. Bolkcom graduated cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1980.

Paralegal and Support Staff

Legal Assistants
Hanson Bolkcom Law Group boasts an outstanding group of Legal Assistants and Support Staff. The firm’s legal assistants Yvonne M. Viehman, Virginia Naugle and Dana Rousseau have decades of combined experience in the handling and management of product liability and ...
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... other civil litigation matters. They are a key part of our lean, focused, and highly efficient case handling process, along with assistance from our office administrator Shelly A. Rose.


We represent manufacturers, corporations, and individuals worldwide.
Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Hanson Bolkcom Law Group has more than thirty years of experience in civil litigation. Over the years, we have built a network of resources that can be of great value to your case. Effective trial lawyers understand that litigation issues are often sensitive and require an understanding not only of the law that applies, but of the things that are important to you – the client.

+ Torts Defense
Not all companies are in the position to retain counsel directly, but these companies can still have the same high quality, sophisticated service as our major automotive clients. Hanson Bolkcom Law Group’s services are available through a variety of insurance companies, including State Farm Insurance Companies, Travelers and others.
+ Asbestos Litigation
From time to time companies with products or facilities may find that asbestos was present in parts of their products or in facilities and equipment they own. This can lead to time consuming and potentially expensive litigation. Hanson Bolkcom Law Group has the experience and expertise to help if you find yourself in such a position. We have helped other clients in this area and are available to help you, too.

Product Liability Defense

Product Liability Defense

Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are exposed to the risk of product liability claims where consumers, product users or bystanders allege injuries or death. These claims can include alleged breach of warranty, failure to warn, manufacturing defects and design defect allegations. Hiring attorneys with experience representing the manufacturer perspective is crucial to your case. We have served as lead counsel in high stakes product liability litigation in all but a handful of the 50 United States. We have also collaborated with lawyers overseas to assist their efforts on product liability matters. Our trial experience is extensive and our track record is impressive.

Auto, Motorcycle and ATV Liability

Auto, Motorcycle and ATV Liability

Motorcycle, ATV and marine products litigation is an integral part of our transportation product liability defense practice. Our understanding of the riding and use environment of these products is one of the keys to our success. Founding shareholder, Kent Hanson is an avid motorcyclist. He owns several motorcycles and has ridden coast to coast. Hanson Bolkcom Law Group’s motorcycle and recreational product clients include Honda Motor Co., Ltd., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. and Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc.


Our client roster includes General Motors LLC, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc., Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., Daimler Trucks NA LLC, TM Claims Service, Inc., and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.


Midwest Branch
527 Marquette Avenue, Suite 2300 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612) 342-2880
Fax: (612) 342-2899

Pacific Northwest Branch
304 Madrona Place, Pt. Roberts, WA 98281
Phone: (800) 406-5289
Fax: (206) 691-8806