Media Commentary

Record-Breaking Results
Hansel Law has achieved historic outcomes for the firm’s clients:
“The award [obtained by Mr. Hansel] after the two-week trial is believed to be the largest ever made by a jury in a civil case involving abuse by Prince George's police.”
Ruben Castaneda, Verdict Attacks Police Grilling, Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2006
“The settlement [obtained by Mr. Hansel], which officials called the largest in a sexual harassment case under the Fair Housing Act….”
Yvonne Wenger, Tenants to share up to $8 million in settlement of sex-for-repairs lawsuit, The Baltimore Sun, Jan. 8, 2016
In a case in which Mr. Hansel obtained the highest verdict in the country for a dog wrongly shot by police, it was reported that, “Sheriff Chuck Jenkins -- who called Hansel a ‘good salesman’…said the verdict was a major blow to the department.”
Brian Engler, $620,000 in Damages for Dog Shooting, Frederick News Post, Apr. 3, 2012

“Cary, one thing I noticed from your resume is it doesn’t look like you like to take on the easy cases.”  “Fantastic work…in this very troubling case.”
Steve Lowry, Esq. Great Trials Podcast, February 26, 2020

“It’s one thing to anticipate what the defenses might be and make sure you foreclose those…but that’s such an insane amount of work to actually do that well and to do that right and to do that consistently over the course of two years and you all were clearly able to do that….That was one of the things that struck me.”
Yvonne Godfrey, Esq. Great Trials Podcast, February 26, 2020

Exacting a High Price for
Violations of Our Liberties

While Hansel Law uses the utmost discretion in quietly disposing of matters sensitive to those we protect, the firm is equally quick to publicly expose official misconduct in great detail:
“The allegations in the lawsuit were the kind where you end up reading them through your fingers like you’re watching a horror movie. They weren’t just cringe-worthy. They were more like whole-body-shudder-worthy.”
Snipy,, Jan. 11, 2016
“It's very strong stuff: the only things missing from this lawsuit are tales of SEC officials running white-slavery rings and snorting brown-brown off the corpses of strippers with West African rebels.” 
Matt Taibbi, SEC Rocked by Lurid Sex-and-Corruption Lawsuit, Rolling Stone blog post, Nov. 19, 2012

Hansel Law Media Coverage

Listen to Hansel Law's founder being interviewed on the Great Trials Podcast about his case setting a new record for correctional misconduct verdicts! 
Watch the trailer for Of Dogs and Men - a riveting full-length documentary featuring Cary Hansel's work in obtaining record-setting results for families whose pets were unlawfully shot by police.  The full movie is available from streaming services.
Cary Hansel's case achieving what was, at the time, the highest verdict in history against the Prince George's County police department was featured in a full episode of Deadline Crime with Tameron Hall.  Click below to watch the thrilling trailer and find the full episode on your favorite streaming service! 

Hansel Law Print Media

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