Courtney Hanson is a licensed Texas attorney and mediator. She received her undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Austin, Texas in English in 2007. Ms. Hanson continued on to graduate law school from Texas A&M University in Fort Worth, Texas where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010. During her tenure, she participated in legal advocacy groups with her university including legislative lobbying to fight animal abuse and human trafficking; she received her mediator certificate in completing 40 hours of alternative dispute resolution; and she volunteered for the community’s bankruptcy clinic and served 30 pro-bono hours in debtor collection dispute resolution.
After law school, Ms. Hanson successfully passed the Texas State Bar Exam and returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas to serve as a legislative attorney at the Texas State Capitol during both the 82nd and 83rd Texas Legislative Sessions. Ms. Hanson was directly responsible for the Public Health and Transportation Committee issues in the House of Representatives, and is credited with drafting legislation that would enact an unprecedented recycle program in Austin, Texas.
Following the 83rd Legislative Session, in 2013 Ms. Hanson and her business partner created their own legal practice, Aldape Hanson PLLC, and practiced throughout Texas in all avenues of legal representation. After the successful resolution of a high profile landowner dispute in Georgetown, Texas, Ms. Hanson took a break from her own practice to pursue seeking her licensure in California. She is currently studying to take the California Bar Exam in February 2017.