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hank hymanson

Hank was born and raised in Nevada and he is thrilled to be practicing law in the city he grew up in. He has a bachelor of science in Pharmacology from UC Santa Barbara, with a minor in History and a Leadership Certificate. While at UC Santa Barbara, Hank was awarded the prestigious University Service Award from the Chancellor of UCSB for his outstanding university service.

After graduating from UCSB, Hank helped coordinate the research for a major university spine surgeon in Los Angeles and in doing so co-authored  more than ten published, peer-reviewed scientific papers. While working in Los Angeles, Hank earned an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.

After earning his MBA, Hank ultimately decided to attend law school at UC Irvine School of Law.  While attending law school, Hank externed for Associate Justice William Bedsworth of the California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division 3 and the Honorable Mark S. Wallace in the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court. Based on his superior performance as an extern, after graduation Hank clerked for Judge Wallace. 

Throughout his extensive tenure as a student, Hank worked every summer as a beach lifeguard in Huntington Beach. His passion and enthusiasm for lifeguarding earned him the Rookie of the Year and the Most Inspirational Lifeguard awards. 

After his clerkship,  and anxious to try cases, Hank joined a boutique law firm in Sacramento and aggressively pursued wrongful foreclosure and personal injury cases. In his first year at that firm Hank uncovered a case with potential and built it up in federal court to the point where the parties agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement on the eve of trial.

Hank is excited he finally has a chance to practice law with his mentor, Phil Hymanson, and he is looking forward to growing Hymanson & Hymanson. 

 

 

Philip Hymanson

Philip Hymanson has built a reputation as the go-to lawyer for “bet the company" litigation. A trial lawyer who has tried more than 130 jury trials, he has decades of experience representing a wide range of clients and industries.

Early in his career, Philip served as a prosecutor in Washoe County, Nevada, handling many multi-defendant, high-profile crimes. As a prosecutor, he represented the District Attorneys' Association, the Attorney Generals' Office, and law enforcement agencies at the state legislature. He was instrumental in drafting, testifying, and bringing into law, legislative changes that impacted states nationwide, including the Nevada Civil RICO Legislation.

Philip has been developing and teaching mock juries procedures throughout the United States for the past two decades. He has instructed lawyers on all aspects of trial work. From trial preparation, jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, jury instructions and closing arguments. He has taught week long trial procedures training to young trial lawyers for an international law firm and as an instructor at the ABA/ABOTA National Judicial College. He has also lectured on corporations preparing their in-house witness and developing company themes in preparation for trial.

Philip Hymanson has built a reputation as the go-to lawyer for “bet the company" litigation. A trial lawyer who has tried more than 130 jury trials, he has decades of experience representing a wide range of clients and industries.

Early in his career, Philip served as a prosecutor in Washoe County, Nevada, handling many multi-defendant, high-profile crimes. As a prosecutor, he represented the District Attorneys' Association, the Attorney Generals' Office, and law enforcement agencies at the state legislature. He was instrumental in drafting, testifying, and bringing into law, legislative changes that impacted states nationwide, including the Nevada Civil RICO Legislation.

Philip has been developing and teaching mock juries procedures throughout the United States for the past two decades. He has instructed lawyers on all aspects of trial work. From trial preparation, jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, jury instructions and closing arguments. He has taught week long trial procedures training to young trial lawyers for an international law firm and as an instructor at the ABA/ABOTA National Judicial College. He has also lectured on corporations preparing their in-house witness and developing company themes in preparation for trial.