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Hanson Bridgett LLP


About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is an AmLaw 200 California firm with more than 200 attorneys across the state. While all of their offices are in California, they are members of national and international legal networks that allow them to serve their clients anywhere.

Auspicious Merger

Hanson Bridgett was founded in 1958 when the firms of Schofield, Hanson & Jenkins and Bridgett & Marcus merged with each other, creating the new firm of Schofield, Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus & Jenkins. Schofield retired shortly after the merger, and his name was removed. The name evolved over time until, in 2008, it was shorted to Hanson Bridgett LLP, the name by which the firm is known today.

California Dreamin’

The firm now has offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Rafael, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles, and Costa Mesa. It is well known in California, and its practices include litigation, general business and corporate law, construction, public sector law, estate planning and administration, government representation, sustainable business, health care, senior housing and care, real estate, intellectual property, and labor and employment.

The firm’s clients include large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses, and individuals. Hanson Bridgett’s regional focus appeals to many California public agencies, such as the San Mateo County Transit District and CalTrain. Additionally, as a member of the Globalaw international legal network, the firm can provide clients with legal expertise on the ground in 165 major jurisdictions worldwide.

Certified Benefits

Hanson Bridgett was the first law firm to be certified as a B Corp, or a Benefit Corporation. This designation means that, as a business, the firm is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors ranging from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. It is a holistic certification, not focused on any single environmental or social issue.

Hanson Bridgett LLP

425 Market Street
26th FL
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 777-3200

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Kristina D. Lawson
Hiring Partners: Samir Abdelnour and Jennifer Martinez
Total No. Attorneys (2022):
150 - 250
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $170,000

Employment Contact

Marisa Compesi
Director of Attorney Recruiting

No. of U.S. Offices: 6

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Costa Mesa, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Francisco, CA (HQ)
San Rafael, CA
Walnut Creek, CA

Major Departments

Health & Senior Care
Labor & Employment
Real Estate & Environment
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.