DANIEL J. HANSEN is one of Manhattan’s top 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorneys and a founding partner of the 9/11 Law Firm of Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP. Dan has been selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” for 2018, as well as in prior years, for his top-rated skills in mass tort and personal injury claims. Dan is rated 10/10 by the national attorney rating service Avvo for mass torts such as the 9/11 attacks. His fierce advocacy and unrelenting dedication has resulted in over one hundred million dollars in awards for his 9/11 clients from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Dan has over 26 years of litigation experience earned in the trenches of the New York federal and state courts and currently represents over 2000 clients before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Dan has appeared on Fox News, CBS, CNN and the BBC explaining the benefits available to cancer victims from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. He has taught and lectured other lawyers, written articles for publication and has become a “go to” attorney when victims and other lawyers are seeking a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund representative.
In his relentless pursuit of justice for his clients, Dan has taken on and won some of the most difficult cases. He won a record-setting $19.6 million verdict for a construction worker after a month-long civil rights trial (defended by no fewer than three law firms), a $5 million payment during trial for a fruit vendor hit by a bus, fracturing his legs, a $3.85 million trial verdict for a union construction worker injured by a fall from a ladder, a $3.2 million settlement for a construction worker who fell from a scaffold, and a payout of nearly $10 million to a mother and her child in a medical malpractice birth injury case. Few, if any, other individual 9/11 attorneys have his record of trial success.
Dan has applied his formidable trial skills to successfully representing over 2000 victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Dan and his partners at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, have obtained millions of dollars in awards for victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including lower Manhattan area residents and local area workers, construction laborers, electricians, ironworkers, operating engineers, transit workers, sanitation workers, commercial cleaners, Con Ed workers, Verizon workers, NYPD officers, FDNY members, volunteer firefighters, EMTs and ambulance workers, Red Cross volunteers, National Guardsmen, FEMA employees, FBI special agents, other federal workers at the Pentagon, and countless other heroes from all over the United States.
- B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1988
- J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1992