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Blake Hanson Among 40 Under Forty Des Moines Leaders

February 22, 2023

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Bradshaw Law attorney and shareholder Blake Hanson is a member of the 2023 Des Moines Business Record 40 Under Forty class.  The award recognizes young professionals for their commitment to career and to community.  The 2023 class will be recognized at a ceremony on March 30, 2023.

The Business Record launched Forty Under 40 in 2000 to recognize and amplify young business leaders, according to its web site. Young men and women are selected by peers (past honorees) for making tangible, positive differences in metro Des Moines.

In 2021, Hanson was recognized as one of the top 40 young lawyers in the nation by the American Bar Association (ABA) as a recipient of the “On the Rise” Top 40 Young Lawyers Award.  This award recognized “members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service”.  Hanson has also been recognized with the Rising Star Award from both the Iowa Defense Counsel Association and the Iowa Democratic Party.

Hanson previously served as Chair of the Litigation Section for the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) and is Chair of the City of Des Moines Transportation Safety Committee. He has also served on multiple community boards and committees.

Blake Hanson earned his law degree, with honors, from Drake University Law School. He graduated summa cum laude with university honors from Iowa State University.

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