Jillian is one of the founding members and a lead attorney at State 48 Law Firm. She is a former social worker who is a thorough and strong litigator, and passionate about being a true advocate for her clients when they feel they may not have a voice. She enjoys complex cases where she can use her creative side to develop unique solutions for clients in particular situations. Her clients value her great communication and her demeanor in court.
While at ASU, Jillian interned with the Department of Child Safety for four years and accepted a full-time position with DCS upon graduation. It was through her position at DCS that she realized her passion for the law. Soon thereafter, Jillian decided to attend law school at Louisiana State University and experience life in the South. During her time in law school, she interned at a pro bono family law firm, worked at the Office of Public Defense in the juvenile defense section, and gave legal aid to sexual assault victims as a student attorney.
After graduation from LSU, Jillian decided to move her legal talents back to Arizona where she jumped into family law and has never looked back.
Currently serving on the Foster Care Review Board and the Board of Directors for the Arizona’s Children Association, Jillian’s heart is in serving to protect and help children and their families.
What is your favorite part of an initial consultation with a possible client?
Hands down, the relief you can see in someone’s body language, the change in tone from afraid to empowered, and knowing that even if this person doesn’t hire us, we helped them.
Why family law?
Family law allows me to connect with clients so that I am able to help them through one of the most stressful times in their life.
When you are not in the office, how do you like to spend your time-off?
In my time away from work you’ll find me hopping a plane to a new city or hiking all the trails that Arizona has to offer with my pups.
People love working with Jillian because she is relatable. She has a strong legal presence in and out of the court room.
See what Jillian’s clients have to say:
“This is the 3rd attorney firm I have hired. The 1st one was too expensive. The 2nd one had no skill. This firm is amazing. The invoice is fair and they don’t nickel and dime you; in other words, they don’t pad the account. They are fighting tooth and nail and work diligently to conserve funds.”
– October 7, 2019
“Going through a divorce with children involved is a very stressful and emotional time. I had no clue where to begin. As soon as I reached out for help I was given Jillian Hansen for a lawyer. She has gone above and beyond to help me navigate what were the best options in my situation. She has always been present and answers my questions in a quick timely manner. Jillian is very knowledgeable in family law and is very patient in explaining the things I I did not understand. I highly recommend using State48.”
– June 17, 2021
“Jillian is amazing in every way. She is patient, very detailed and gives an honest answer. She was very knowledgeable in my case and did represent me in one of the court hearings. Any issue or question I have has always been answered. I am super grateful to Jillian because I feel like I have someone by my side 100% of the time.”
– May 8, 2020
PHOENIX - Congratulations, Jillian Hansen. The Phoenix Business Journal has honored attorney Jillian Hansen by selecting her for Phoenix’s 40 under 40 2023 class.
SCOTTSDALE - With long standing ties to protecting and serving children in the state of Arizona it is no surprise that attorney Jillian Hansen applied and was appointed to the Foster Care Review Board.
SCOTTSDALE – State 48 Law Firm was selected Best Divorce Attorney Firm by AZ Foothills Magazine’s Best of Our Valley 2022, it was announced on December 15, 2021.
SCOTTSDALE - State 48 Law Firm is pleased to announce four of our attorneys were peer selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2023!
PHOENIX - State 48 Law Firm was named one of the best places to work by the Phoenix Business Journal on November 4, 2021.
SCOTTSDALE - Expertise.com named State 48 Law Firm among its Best Family Law Lawyers and Best Child Support Lawyers on January 10, 2022.
SCOTTSDALE - With the assistance of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, State 48 Law Firm held a ribbon cutting for its new offices,