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Ian Gordon

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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

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

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.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Corpus Juris Award Winner
  • California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California
    • B.A.
    • Honors: 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

Representative Cases

  • Flowmaster v. Superior Court (represented the prevailing party), (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 1019, 1993, 1st District Court of Appeal
  • Wood Pontiac Cadillac v. Superior Court (represented the prevailing party), (1992) 5 Cal.App.4th 810, 1992, 1st District Court of Appeal


  • 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 to Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi (academic society), Lifetime Member, 1980 to Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

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


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