Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon

Of Counsel
Santa Rosa, California

Mr. Gordon has been practicing law in Sonoma County for over three decades. He attended schools in Santa Rosa and Sacramento since he was 10 years old and remained a Sonoma County resident throughout his legal career.

After recently retiring from a long and distinguished career with Farmers Insurance, we now welcome him to H&M Law. Mr. Gordon began as a Trial Attorney with Farmers, was promoted to Senior Trial Attorney, High Exposure Trial Attorney, and ultimately to Managing Attorney. He has handled catastrophic loss cases all throughout Northern & Central California. His past career gives him a unique perspective of dealing with insurance companies, since he was an insurance company attorney for over 30 years!

Ian will continue to handle all levels of personal injury, landlord-tenant, and insurance bad faith cases.  Call Ian Gordon today at Hansen & Miller Law Firm.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Personal Injury
  • 15% Landlord Tenant/Habitability
  • 10% Insurance Bad Faith

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California, 1986
  • Supreme Court of California, 1986


  • Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Corpus Juris Award Winner
  • California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Sociology

Published Works

  • “Labor Code § 4550 The Power Press Exception to the Exclusive Remedy of Workers’ Compensation”, California Trial Lawyers Association, October, 1994


  • Mentor Leadership (Presenter), Farmers Insurance, 2014
  • Presidential Leadership Program, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 2012
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Presenter), Sonoma County Bar Association, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Appointed by Farmers Insurance as one of fifteen attorneys nationwide to handle all of its catastrophic personal injury and death claims, 2005 - 2017
  • Excellence in Trials Award Winner, 2011
  • Corpus Juris Award Winner, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar, Attorney, 1986 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi (academic society), Lifetime Member, 1980 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Farmers Insurance, Managing Attorney, 2009 - 2017
  • Farmers Insurance, High Exposure Trial Attorney, 2005 - 2009
  • Farmers Insurance, Senior Trial Attorney, 1999 - 2004
  • Farmers Insurance, Trial Attorney, 1997 - 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sat for Sonoma County Courts as Judge Pro Tem, 1992 - Present
  • Member of Sonoma County Superior Court Committee, 2011 - 2013
  • Handled criminal appeals for indigent defendants, 1998 - 2008