Belinda Hanson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group
 | 411 Borel Avenue, Suite 440
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-513-0484
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A partner at Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group LLP, Belinda Hanson focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and other family law matters, and she has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. With offices in San Mateo and San Francisco, she provides advice and counsel to area residents who are facing the end of their marriages and who need assistance with such issues as the division of community assets and debts, child support, alimony, and child custody and visitation. A forceful advocate for her clients in the courtroom, Ms. Hanson will at times help her clients reach an accord on these matters through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and negotiations. She has represented many high-profile clients throughout Silicon Valley and other parts of the state.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Hanson attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and she received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1986. While in college, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, where she received training in negotiating techniques. Ms. Hanson then relocated to California and enrolled at the Santa Clara University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1980. She is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

Throughout her career, Ms. Hanson has earned the high regard of her fellow professionals for her successful track record and superb ethics. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2002, she has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A fellow and former president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Ms. Hanson has also been an active participant in the San Mateo County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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About Belinda Hanson

Admitted: 1990, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • “Top 100 Northern California Lawyers.”
  • “Top Rated Lawyers in San Francisco’s Legal Leaders”
  • “Top 50 Northern California Female Super Lawyers”
  • “Super Lawyers” by the Northern California Super Lawyers publication each year since 2004
  • “San Francisco Area Family Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America yearly since 2002
  • San Francisco Area Family Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyer, 2010 and 2018) 
  • Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Family Law Section Chair, 1995-1996) 
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President, 2007)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Thacher School, Ojai, CA (1994-2003) 
  • Peninsula Family Service (2009-2012)
  • Caminar for Mental Health

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Yours Mine and Ours: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reimbursement Claims in Real Estate 
  • The Family Lawyer/Civil Litigator Team: A New Style of Dissolution Trial Practice
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter Symposium 2011: Whose Side Are You On? A Road Map for Litigating Business Issues in a Divorce Case
  • CalCPA 2014: Characterization Issues Arising in Business Transactions Beyond the Sales Price

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University (Visiting Scholar, 1984-1985) 
  • BA, Wesleyan University (with Honors, 1986)
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Office Location for Belinda Hanson

411 Borel Avenue
Suite 440
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-513-0484


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Last Updated: 6/11/2018

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