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For as long as our firm has been around, we’ve been proud to have a warm, friendly, team-oriented environment where everyone is welcome. We’re a team that cares about each other, helps each other, collaborates together, and shares successes together—and we’re committed to supporting your development through personal and career growth.

Our hope is that the people we hire will become part of our team and further our commitment to excellence, hard work, diversity, a sense of humor, and a belief that balancing our personal lives with the high demands of practicing law makes all of us better.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of their ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

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Our Values & Culture

We’re proud of our relationships with diverse community organizations and the work we do within these communities throughout California and nationally.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pro Bono Program

Women's Impact Network

Our Philosophy

Our people make this place special. We work hard, but we have fun doing it and promote a healthy work-life balance. Our active involvement in community service and pro bono activities—as well as our commitment to diversity in all respects—attracts talented, energetic, committed, and like-minded people who:

  • Emphasize superb client services and an enthusiastic approach to practicing law
  • Commit to upholding a mutually supportive, respectful, and friendly environment
  • Desire significant responsibility and client involvement with dynamic, interesting clients and areas of law
  • Commit to mentoring, training, and diversity


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For More Information

Erika Hattenhauer
Erika Hattenhauer
Director of Talent, Engagement & Compliance
Walnut Creek, CA
Marisa Compesi
Marisa Compesi
Director of Attorney Recruiting
San Francisco, CA