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.
As a judge, I take my civic responsibility seriously. From the decisions I make to the way I treat people, I try to provide access to justice during my daily court calls, at hearings, and in trials. But my community service isn’t limited to my courtroom. From participating in local service projects to helping lead non-profit organizations to participating in sports with my kids, I take my civic responsibility seriously and strive to help make our community a better place. What’s more, 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.