Judge Hansen is a McHenry County Circuit Court Judge of the Third Subcircuit of Illinois’ 22nd Judicial Circuit. He was unanimously appointed in February 2019 by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the vacancy resulting from Judge Michael Sullivan’s retirement. He currently presides over cases in the Family Division.
My dedication to the betterment of our community is directly related to my role as a circuit judge. As a public official, I am responsible for being present and part of the community I serve. Not surprisingly, my community involvement makes me a better judge. It helps ensure I understand the people who appear before me, along with how my decisions impact their lives. Those who appear before me are people to me, not just words on a page, and I treat each of them with empathy, respect, and compassion.