Ms. Hanson spent the first four years of her legal practice at the law firm of Silveira, Mattos & Lewis.  While there, Ms. Hanson she focused on personal injury litigation, real property litigation and probate of estates; She handled unlawful detainer actions and some family law litigation.  Ms. Hanson then worked for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for almost 2 years where I prosecuted mostly misdemeanor and some felony criminal actions, participating as lead prosecutor in 16 jury trials.  Ms. Hanson spent the last approximate 2 years at the offices of Merced County Counsel as a Deputy County Counsel.  She was assigned as the legal advisor to the Merced County Human Services Agency where she handled juvenile dependency cases and reviewed government contracts for the agency.  As the juvenile dependency attorney for HSA, Ms. Hanson dealt with cases involving parental neglect and abuse of the county’s most vulnerable assets, our children.  She advocated for the rights of children and families to lead safe, healthy and sustainable lifestyles.