Lang & Klain, PLC




James N. Hanson

Lang & Klain, PLC

8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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James N. Hanson

Construction attorney Jamie Hanson is a former Chief Counsel for the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Jamie Hanson began his legal career in 2011, serving a one-year appointment as a judicial clerk to Judge Peter B. Swann of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

He joined Lang & Klain in 2012 and gained extensive experience in construction litigation and in representing contractors and subcontractors in licensing and complaint matters before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC). In 2015 he left our firm to accept a position at the ROC as its Chief Counsel, returning to Lang & Klain in 2017.

Before entering the legal profession, James taught Latin at Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix.

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Contractor Licensing

Business Law

Public Service

Chief Counsel, Arizona Registrar of Contractors, 2015-2017

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, Construction Law Section

Maricopa County Bar Association

Scottsdale Bar Association

Industry Memberships

Southwest Business Credit Services


Judicial Clerk, Honorable Peter B. Swann, Arizona Court of Appeals, 2011-2012

Court Admissions

Arizona, 2012

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2012


Registrar of Contractors Proceedings” (chapter co-author), Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed. 2016, State Bar of Arizona


ROC Rule Changes Appear to Benefit Contractors, November 2017

ROC Releases New Contractor's License Applications, October 2017

Employee Misuse of Confidential Information, December 2014

Worker Lawsuits a New Threat to Employers in Wage & Hour Claims, December 2013

Customer List: Not Necessarily a Trade Secret, November 2013


J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 2011: Arizona State Law Journal; Pedrick Scholar

M.A., English Literature, Arizona State University, 2011

B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, 2002


Phoenix, Arizona