Kristy Hansen

Kristy Hansen, BA, HBSW, J.D.

Kristy Hansen, BA, HBSW, J.D.


Born and raised in the small, northern town of Manitouwadge, Ontario, Kristy moved to Thunder Bay in 2008 to pursue her education. After earning her Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, she decided to stay for good.

Kristy developed skills in social work by working as both a child protection worker and family counsellor for several years before starting law school. She later graduated from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law with First-Class standing.

Throughout law school, Kristy dedicated much of her time to volunteer positions. She became a managing editor, author, access to justice facilitator, student representative, and more. Kristy also participated as a team member and oralist in the Ontario Trial Lawyer Association’s annual mooting competition, a mock personal injury trial in Hamilton.

Kristy is passionate about helping people in her community. She believes that a strong client-lawyer relationship is the foundation for good client outcomes. As a registered social worker, Kristy has a unique ability to empathize with her clients. She also understands that accidents and disabilities are not only difficult, but life changing. Kristy thrives on helping her clients through difficult times and creating positive outcomes.

Kristy loves the outdoors. In her free time, she can be found camping, fishing and otherwise relaxing in nature with her tiny dog, Winston.

Kristy Hansen’s Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2020
  • Juris Doctor, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, 2020
  • Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Lakehead University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Lakehead University, 2011
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Law Association
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Author of “Mental Health and the Legal Profession” – Northern Law Compass (2018)
  • Author of “Indigenous Legal Traditions within Northwestern Ontario’s Child Welfare System” – Northern Law Compass (2017)